KOCO Paper is Ready to Compete in the Edtech Market in Indonesia
However, distance learning also raises new problems faced by students and teachers. The complicated process makes it difficult for both parties to learn. Sometimes in some cases, one of the two parties finds the online learning process complicated. Reflecting on this problem, KocoPaper and KocoSchools entered the edtech (educational technology) market in Indonesia.
Studying at home is a solution in the world of education for now, especially in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the transition of learning from the classroom to the virtual room creates new problems for both students and teachers.
As a Digital Assignment Platform that successfully launched this product in Asia in 2020, KOCO claims to be an innovative product. In fact, they have received funding from Enterprise Singapore and Amazon Edtech.
Aimed at helping the process of making assignments between teachers and students simpler, KOCO Paper can help teachers reduce paper usage and process assignments digitally to many students at once.
In this case, KOCO acts as a platform to combine and monitor homework work with special features, namely an editor (annotation), which can be used directly by students to complete assignments and by teachers to check and monitor assignments that students are working on.
Koco Paper Platform Reduces Paper Usage So It Is Environmentally Friendly
Through this platform, he said, teachers can reduce paper usage and process assignments digitally to many students. “Koco is an environmentally friendly platform because it can reduce the use of paper for doing assignments, printing lesson materials, and the use of books by teachers and tutors,” said Lenie in her statement, Monday (14/9/2020).
The founder of KOCO Paper, Lenie Chow, admitted that she wanted to dedicate the launch of KOCO Paper to support learning activities from home that she and her children experienced themselves. As someone with limited technological knowledge, said Lenie, she was motivated to launch KOCO Paper to simplify the learning process.
“I dedicate the launch of Koco Paper to my son, Mia Medina. I see the difficulties my child is facing in the current Home Based Learning activities. As a child with limited technological knowledge, I feel helpless to see the pressure he is experiencing,” she added.
Partnership with Publishers
In addition, it also has an exclusive partnership with Singapore Asia Publisher (SAP). Thanks to this partnership, KOCO has an eBook feature as a teaching resource for teachers and students integrated into one place at KOCO Schools and KOCO Paper.
This also reinforces that Koco is an environmentally friendly platform because it can reduce the use of paper for doing assignments, printing lesson materials, and the use of books by teachers and tutors.
Lenie also emphasized that KOCO’s vision is environmentally friendly because this platform can reduce the use of paper to do assignments and print subject matter, and reduce the use of physical books by teachers and tutors. In Indonesia, it operates under the auspices of PT PMA Kocopaper Indonesia.
“KOCO Paper and KOCO School can help teachers and students during this pandemic. As well as support the government’s initiative to digitize schools in Indonesia,” said Faizal Abdullah, Managing Director of PT PMA Kocopaper Indonesia.
Faizal said he was happy because he had the opportunity to join the company. By seeing the needs and the best solutions in the world of Indonesian Education, Faizal believes that a strong determination, a solid team, and consistent brand communication will further strengthen the value and contribution to Indonesian Education to be even better.
Koco Paper and Koco School are present in Indonesian society and are expected to compete with other edtech platforms. Besides being able to support the government’s efforts to digitize education, it also hopes to contribute to a better environment.