February 26th, 2013 02:04 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Launched in Malta last week and recently featured in a Malaysian tech newsite, Eliademy is launching its service officially in Philippines. Eliademy is a free online classroom that supports educators and students, enabling them create, share and manage courses.
How is this different from other online learning platforms? Eliademy brings to online course management, e-learning environment or virtual learning environment an intersection of good design and Engineering. Eliademy eliminates educators’ and students’ pain points associated with existing virtual learning environments and make it simple for either a digital native or baby boomer to use. “People have been using electronic tools in education for almost two decades now, but most are still unnecessarily overcomplicated, time consuming and frequently, a demotivating experience. What if it was simple and yet beautiful? With Eliademy, we bring modern Internet service innovation in design and usability to educators and students all around the world for free” stated Sergey Gerasimenko, co-founder and CPO at CBTec, the company behind Eliademy.
Eliademy has dynamic characteristics such that universities, colleges, and corporate organizations can use it as a virtual learning environment. Furthermore, it could as well serve as a MOOCs platform where anyone can teach anyone online. With its smart and friendly interface plus fast and easy to use features, educators are able to engage students with features such as videos, images, multiple file formats, newsfeed, visual notifications and calendar, anytime, anywhere. Eliademy is free of charge, and course content created will always belong to the creator.
The Philippines is a key country in Southeast Asia in terms of its digital economy and tech-savvy population, evident in its growing Internet penetration rate. Eliademy thinks this strength of the population can be used as a leverage slice for other parts of the society especially education.
Eliademy’s mission to democratize education comes from its belief that education should be available to all and everywhere. Going back to history, the great philosopher Plato started the first Academy in the world in an olive tree grove, also known as elia in Greek. It was a remarkable event that laid the foundation for human education. However, Plato’s Academy was an exclusive academy only free to the people of Athens those days. Applying the same philosophy and taking it further, we think education should be available to everyone all over the world. Thus we created Eliademy. The mission of Eliademy is to democratize education with technology by ensuring anyone, anywhere and at anytime is able to access educational content either on the web or on mobile.
Eliademy is backed by CBTec Ltd, a Finland based company founded by Ex-Nokia Meego veterans and has been developed with Finnish universities, educators, organizations and students.