Plio allows teachers to turn any YouTube video into an interactive video lesson. Teachers use Plio to build homework that is focused on learning and reinforcement. Each lesson consists of a single video with questions overlaid at specific time-stamps. Lessons are delivered as easily accessible urls on WhatsApp. We generate click-level granular data as well as aggregated data that allows teachers and larger systems to rate the quality of each video segment as well as its correlation with student performance on overlaid questions. Our web app has been specifically designed for users in low-resource settings and supports multilingual content.
Co-CEO, Avanti FellowsThe project is led by Akshay Saxena, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Avanti Fellows. Akshay is an Ashoka fellow, and was awarded the Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship and Echoing Green Fellowship for his work at Avanti. He graduated with a Bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, is currently on a leave of absence from the MBA program at the Harvard Business School and helped start a medical device company in California before Avanti. He also has significant experience as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in India, and in project implementation with UNWFP and the International Save the Children Alliance.