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1459 – Learning Better with Yellow Dig’s Shaunak Roy
3rd February 2023 • The Thoughtful Entrepreneur • Josh Elledge of
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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Founder and CEO of Yellowdig, Shaunak Roy.   Yellowdig is a company that provides active learning solutions for educational institutions. They aim to help students be more engaged and retain more of the knowledge they study by integrating interactive and collaborative learning tools into the classroom. These tools include discussion boards, peer-to-peer interactions and simulations. Using these tools, students can actively participate in the learning process, leading to a deeper understanding and retention of the material.  According to Roy, active learning is crucial for moving information from short-term memory to long-term memory. He states that students can connect and establish a deeper understanding of the material by actively engaging with the material through discussion, experimentation, and reflection. This deeper understanding allows the information to be transferred from short-term to long-term memory, making it more likely for the student to retain the information in the long run. And with their platform, they offer many ways to keep the students engaged and interactive during their studies.     Key points from the Episode:
  • What is Yellowdig?
  • What makes Yellowdig better than other learning management platforms?
  • Outlining the learning experience using Yellowdig
  • Understanding the effects of active learning versus static learning
  • Engagement and working with Yellowdig
  About Shaunak Roy: Shaunak founded Yellowdig in 2015, a community-driven active and experiential learning platform. It is now used by hundreds of thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds in the US and around the world. Shaunak graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Yellowdig, Shaunak spent a decade advising global companies on technology, strategy, and growth.   About Yellowdig: Yellowdig is dedicated to transforming the way students interact with their education. They provide a modern platform meant to create meaningful connections between students and teachers in in-person and blended courses. Join Yellowdig and over 100 other institutions that have increased student engagement by doubling it through social learning and gamification.   Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out the Yellowdig website at Check out Yellowdig on LinkedIn at Check out Yellowdig on Facebook at Check out Yellowdig on Twitter at Check out Shaunak Roy on LinkedIn at Check out Shaunak Roy on Twitter at Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time!   More from UpMyInfluence: We are actively booking guests for our The Thoughtful Entrepreneur. Schedule HERE. Are you a 6-figure consultant? I’ve got high-level intros for you. Learn more here. What is your #1 Lead Generation BLOCKER? Take my free quiz here. Want to learn more about all the podcasts managed by UpMyInfluence? Opt in here.



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