An all-terrain learning box to change the way of learning
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A box designed to connect people wirelessly within a classroom or a meeting can change the way of learning. Or that’s what a recently-founded French company called Klaxoon intends to do. After three years of research and development, they launched their Klaxoon Box in 2015, and in under six months it is already being used in 67 countries.
The Klaxoon Box is a small box that creates a network to which up to 40 participants can connect without any external internet connection. It creates its own WiFi network that can be accessed from any mobile device or laptop regardless of the operating system (iOS, Android, Windows). Its use doesn’t require participants to install any extra software. The presentations shared by Klaxoon can be enhanced with 20 different activities like quizzes, surveys, live messages, learning games. The lecturer can follow the real-time results from votes and quizzes, and see messages and questions from the participants in the Klaxoon software.
The main target for Klaxoon are the learning and educational markets. However, the box has great potential to be used in other settings as well, such as seminars, brainstorming events, conferences and meetings. At the moment, the Klaxoon Box has been used in several universities and business schools, but also in companies such as L’Oréal, Novartis and Sanofl, to name but a few.
After an initial $1 million USD investment Klaxoon is now looking to external investors for a huge international development and $5 million USD turnover within the next 18 months.
There are a few competitors in the market, like Socrative and Wisembly, but these are all cloud-based and require an external internet connection.
The Klaxoon Box is the only device that can be used independently everywhere.
Written by Malvina Hallamaa, for CoFounder Magazine