A Fresh Approach to Global Learning: Eminus Academy with UN Habitat

Eminus Academy is an e-learning program that uses accessible technology in areas that do not otherwise have the infrastructure or opportunities to access formal education. Eminus provides professional training and resources focused on sustainable development, project management, community mapping and place-making. Upon completion of the courses offered, students are awarded a certificate that is provided. With technology becoming the way of the future, Eminus Academy bridges the gap of educational systems by offering quality skills to marginalized populations across the globe

Eminus partners with UN Habitat – the human settlement branch of the United Nations to work towards achieving some of the SDGs. Not only does UN Habitat authorize certificates for Eminus, but they also help achieve:


We believe that the future is dynamic and vibrant. Therefore, Eminus has some exciting upcoming opportunities. We are launching new courses in early 2018 that address entrepreneurship, social development, climate change, proposal writing, marketing skills and project management. These new vocational courses are all aligned with the SDGs and will help expand Eminus Academy to be accessible to over 78 countries around the world.

This expansion includes a recent proposal for using Eminus for place-making training in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Northern Uganda. To make this happen, we are partnering with the Anhart Foundation, among other partners, to offer these courses in areas that do not have access to formal education. Our goal is for youth living in informal settlements to have the opportunity to learn vocational skills and to provide training that will allow students to improve living conditions through sustainable practices and development. Two courses will be offered in early 2018 as part of a pilot project to introduce these online courses to the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement. The hope is that, with enough support, these courses and more will be offered on a continuous basis in the future.

While Eminus partners with incredible organizations, we also need you. Our new funding model is centred around paying it forward. With the purchase of one course, another student is able to attend Eminus Academy for free.  

Are you passionate about the same issues we are? Are you interested in supporting Eminus or registering for one of our courses?

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Registration: January 15th, 2018

Class Start Dates:

Responsible Consumption and Waste Management: Responding to Climate Change: January 15th, 2018

Social Enterprise: Innovation and the SDGS: January 15th, 2018

Food Systems: From Seed to Market: May 1st, 2018

Community Mapping and Digital Storytelling: Implementing the SDGs: May 15th, 2018

We search for Ed-tech Heroes and we found few

Eliademy is searching around the world for ED tech concepts, ideas, products and services that could change the world. We found one in Cyprus and we are here to tell you their story. As a company, we have no affiliation with MyBook Heroes but we see ambition and a good concept that can help kids, based on that we honour them by mentioning their service to our newsletters and social media. You should try them as well!

Do you have Educational Technology worth spreading? Send us an email and we will support you.

How to turn your kid into a Hero

MyBook Heroes offers customized children’s books, where the books will always star your child as the main character. This is made possible by a web platform which allows users to input a child’s name and choose an avatar, preview, and then a physical copy will be delivered for you and your little one to experience rich adventures. MyΒook Heroes opened their doors two weeks ago and have already sold hundreds of books, receiving great reviews and feedback.

 MyBook Heroes focuses on communicating life skills and simple philosophies to children in vivid settings. Lessons such as leadership, perseverance, and courage are taught in easy to grasp concepts. Children are able to visualize themselves overcoming obstacles and embracing new ideas. The books help to build their confidence and facilitate learning.

The founders believe that children might close their ears to advice, but open their eyes to examples. The life lessons presented in their personalized book will resonate with them, as the examples come in fun rhymes and colourful scenarios.

To help your little hero on their journey through the book, they will be accompanied by fantastic friends with their own unique personalities. The illustrations are vibrant, charming, and will leave your kids with a sense of wonder.

‘Only children believe they are capable of everything, so to us it is obvious that if we place them in the story and we add the lesson, we should have the best possible results in learning’ said D. Howard, illustrator at MyBook Heroes.

MyBook Heroes has claimed first place awards already in multiple innovation competitions. They joined IDEAcy the accelerator / incubator early 2017. IDEAcy is supported by the Bank of Cyprus.

The team is now actively looking for investors in order to expand internationally. If you are interested for further information regarding becoming a shareholder, please contact info@mybookheroes.com

Reading to kids at a young age offers positive neurological, educational, psychological, social and linguistic benefits. These benefits translate to academic success, love for learning and personal development. It also enhances development of social skills, self-awareness and boosted self-esteem.

The founders feel that children constantly compare themselves to unrealistic super heroes, which is not helping in trusting their own abilities. MyBook Heroes believes that by starring your child as the main character, the connection with the book is improved and the lessons are easier to adopt.

MyBook Heroes can be found at www.mybookheroes.com, or on their Facebook page and Instagram. You can contact them directly through their email info@mybookheroes.com


15.000 Audio books that you can use with Eliademy

Welcome to your Live Learning Platform.

Last week we silently added one small icon to our super friendly course editor. The new icon (A sound/speaker icon) enables you to add and stream Audio directly from your course.

Why is such small addition significant?

Most of the 36.000 courses hosted on Eliademy contain Videos, text, and images. We looked into the data and we decided that Audio, as an educational object,  is missing from the majority of the courses.

So today we are enthusiastically proud to announce that you can add Streaming audio to your online course and not only in a single way. In order to educate our user base of 25.000 teachers, we decided as well to create a course to inform you on how to properly use this new small addition of our editor.

You can enrol to this course in order to learn how to add audio to your course. 

To make the news even more exciting, we are happy to announce that now you can use over 15.000 Free audio books (Librivox.org) as learning objects into your courses.

All those books are classic masterpieces of human literature that have been liberated from commercial license because they are old (prior of 1921) . In the above-mentioned course, we provide information on how to use and stream those books directly to your students by using Eliademy.

Now, you have the opportunity to teach spoken English, check comprehension or simply place a seed of a good habit to your students. We hope you use it to the maximum.

Georgia on my mind! www.getc.ge

getc.geWe are happy to announce that 3 community members will present Eliademy to the Georgian Educational Technology Conference. Giorgi Araviashvili, Markozashvili and Marekhi Jeladze decided to spread the message of Eliademy to the teachers and school administration professionals of the country Georgia.

The event will take place on 21st of November, its a national level conference for the stakeholders working in educational technology field and the team will present their findings and why they believe Eliademy is the best tool to be used to cover their country needs.

We are very pleased with the initiative, acts like this empowers the team and gives meaning to our life and mission. Our gratitude goes to the team of 3 and we are sending them all our love from Helsinki, Finland. You can find the full agenda at www.getc.ge


Singapore Workforce Development Agency proudly on Eliademy! (新加坡劳动力发展局)

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (AbbreviationWDAChinese: 新加坡劳动力发展局) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Manpower of the Singapore Government.

Singapore Workforce development agency

Singapore Workforce development agency

WDA was established in 2003 to enhance the competitiveness of the Signaporian workforce by encouraging workers to learn for life and advance with skills. In today’s economy, most jobs require not just knowledge, but also skills.

WDA collaborates with employers, industry associations, the Union and training organisations, to develop and strengthen the Continuing Education and Training (CET) system that is skills-based, open and accessible, as a mainstream pathway for all workers – young and older, from rank and file to professionals and executives – to upgrade and advance in their careers and lives.

For Singapore’s workforce to remain competitive and employable in today’s fast-changing workplace, they must have both knowledge and skills that are relevant, current and sought after by employers. In turn, this will also help companies strengthen their capabilities, remain competitive, and contribute to stronger economic growth for Singapore.

WDA aims to help workers advance in their careers and lives by developing and strengthening skills-based training for adults. We work with various partners–including employers, industry associations, the Union and training organisations–to develop relevant skills-based training that is accessible to all in the Workforce, whether young or old, from rank-and-file to professionals and executives.

For Eliademy WDA is proudly another public reference in addition to previously announced “The world of Work” and “Workers Association from UK” . We are glad to see that we share a common vision with those associations and to emphasise the message that Eliademy is here to serve all your e-elearning needs.


Truth and love is always the right subject

Today we are happy to welcome Educare Online from Australia to the expanding family of associations and academic organisations that are utilising Eliademy.



Educare Online has been established to promote understanding and practice of universal Human Values in daily life through formal and informal education.

The aim of “Educare Online” is to promote good character through programs based on the five fundamental Human Values of:

  • Truth
  • Love
  • Right-Action
  • Peace
  • Non-violence

Knowledge and skills to make right choices are considered important learning objectives in early childhood.  This site has been established to share teaching and learning resources in Human Values with teachers, community workers and parents.  In keeping with universal nature of Human Values the resources on this site will be free from any bias of religion or creed.

We, at Eliademy, are very pleased with their values and programs. As a reminder to our subscribers, Eliademy is part of the UN Global Compact (Corporate responsibility) and every year we are publishing a report with our achievements towards our goal to democratise education with technology. The last year report can be found here, in the coming months we will publish also the 2014-2015 report so stay tuned.