Eliademy, Free Online Classroom from Finland Aims at Making Education Accessible to All

Launched in Malta last week and recently featured in a Malaysian tech newsite, Eliademy launched its service officially in Philippines on Tuesday 19 February, 2013. 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 transforms online course management with simple design and outstanding technical 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. “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 Chief Product Officer at CBTec Ltd, 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. This growing Internet penetration makes it a perfect country for a free online education system.

Eliademy team believes education should be available to all and everywhere. 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.

Do you live in Philippines? How have you used our services? What is important for Philippines educators?