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Aylesbury app developer hoping to help schools adapt

Child Learning's cJourney is being grown to help connect pupils, parents & teachers in new ways.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:46am 1st June 2020. (Updated at 12:34pm 4th June 2020) 3-minute read.

Aylesbury app developer hoping to help schools adapt

A developer in Aylesbury is hoping to expand what his app does, to help schools and families in this new way of doing things.

Gagan Rana is behind an app called cJourney, which at the moment helps with communication between schools and parents.

The idea is to expand this out so that pupils are involved as well, with remote learning and communication.

With security and health being big talking points right now, Gagan - who has two daughters, with one at school in Aylesbury - told us it's important those feature in a home-schooling app:

"So we are working on various patterns to make sure that we keep children safe.

"We can observe them and if children feel unsafe, there has to be a way for a students to raise their hand, for example, to alert the parent or teachers."

The app works across the world, with the UK base here on Bedgrove.

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One other feature he wants to include is track-and-trace for coronavirus, as pupils go back into classrooms.

Gagan, who has two daughters at school here, added:

"We need to make sure that we include that mechanism for that sort of alerting, to be aware of any threat.

"Also it will help parents or a school to track back who was in touch with a particular student so they can quickly control the disease."

Live video conferencing and teaching is the main focus, but contact between parents, pupils and teachers is also a factor.

Gagan told us the idea of putting all of this into one service is that it is secure for everyone.

He added:

"There is a lot of demand at the moment, with schools in the UK and India contacting us because they want a solution."

Child Learning are crowdfunding to move their plans forward and you can find out about that here.

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