Introduction

OpenLearning is an online learning platform that is based around the principles of student autonomy, diversity of learning materials, openness of resources and social interactivity. The platform supports student grading, automatically marked quizzes/tests and content distribution all based around a proprietary OpenLearning wiki and comment system, which includes subtle features to keep students motivated.

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Wednesday
12
MAR

OpenLearning Partners with AIESEC Indonesia

 

We're thrilled to sponsor AIESEC Indonesia by providing OpenLearning for free to AIESEC's members across over 30 universities in Indonesia.

AIESEC's press release follows. 

"At AIESEC we believe that the key to developing student potential is providing widespread access to high quality education. We ensure that our members have a solid foundation of practical and adaptable training that they can take with them to internships and opportunities all over the world. Since AIESEC is a global and diverse organisation with bases in fourteen cities in Indonesia, we are exploring avenues of accessible online education. In March 2014 we signed a partnership with OpenLearning, Australia’s leading online learning platform, who have agreed to provide their platform for free to all our members.

"As a company, OpenLearning understands that education plays an important role in developing talented and capable students. OpenLearning’s innovative and dynamic platform enables anyone in the world to teach high quality and engaging courses, helping students to form fulfilling communities regardless of culture or location. OpenLearning is looking to increase their presence in South-East Asia, adding to their existing partnerships with leading universities in Australia and Malaysia, Fortune 500 companies, and independent teachers worldwide.

"By partnering with OpenLearning, AIESEC hopes to open up new opportunities for students and teachers all over the country. Online education is new to Indonesia, and yet because of our large percentage of Internet users we believe that online learning can provide a promising solution to the problem of education inaccessibility. We hope that our partnership with OpenLearning will deliver education solutions not only to AIESEC but to people and organisations all over Indonesia.

- See more at: http://aiesec.or.id/magazine/welcome-our-new-national-partner#sthash.kVHntFey.dpuf

About AIESEC Indonesia

AIESEC is a global youth network supplying leadership development experience all over the world. We are present in 124 countries and territories, providing diverse activities comprising of local and national team experience, global social volunteering, and internships abroad. We aim to develop leadership potential within an entire generation of gifted students, providing opportunities for them to have a positive impact on Indonesian society and the worldwide community.

In Indonesia, AIESEC has been developing potential within Indonesia’s youth for more than thirty years. Over the past year we have provided more than 1235 international experiences to young people in Indonesia, creating leaders with the characteristics that the world needs. AIESEC is now present in fourteen cities and more than twenty-eight universities all over Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Malang, Semarang, Padang, Jogjakarta, Makassar, Palembang, and others. For more information you can visit www.aiesec.or.id .

About OpenLearning

Open Learning Global Pty Ltd was founded on the belief that people experience the most effective education when they are self-motivated, engaged, and interested in learning. The OpenLearning platform works to foster communities around courses with the aim of making online learning fun, effective and delightful.
 
OpenLearning provides a social, collaborative, and engaging way to learn and teach online. It has its roots in the award winning teaching of Associate Professor Richard Buckland, and the team is led by Australian software engineers Adam Brimo (CEO) and David Collien (VP Engineering).
 
OpenLearning was launched in late 2012 and has already introduced Australia and Malaysia to their first massive online open courses. The platform is rapidly growing, and is currently being used by University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and the Australian Writers’ Centre, amongst many other universities and organisations. To date, over 30,000 people worldwide have taken courses through OpenLearning.
Monday
10
FEB

Do you want to change the world?

We have some amazing stuff happening at OpenLearning and you could be a part of it! We're currently looking for a UI/Front-end developer and an online marketing manager.

Join us and help make online learning fun and effective. Learn more about our open positions here: https://www.openlearning.com/jobs

Friday
13
DEC

Institutions: Custom Branded Portals for Organisations


We're excited to introduce 'Institutions' - the best and easiest way to create a custom branded online learning portal for your school or company. 

  • Fun & effective online learning, set up in minutes.
  • Engage & collaborate with communities in every course.
  • Invite students & customise branding without calling IT.
  • Beautifully simple student administration & course categorisation.
  • Easy access to data & analytics keeps you informed.

Harness the power of OpenLearning to create rich and engaging online courses for your students or staff. Powerful data and analytics, easy course creation, effective communication, and collaboration tools right out of the box. 



Tuesday
24
SEP

Teach Amazing Courses

"I'm in love with the new look ;) Thank you!" - Loveleen (Student)

OpenLearning
 

We've substantially redesigned OpenLearning so that it is even easier to create a course, collaborate with students and form a community for your class. With improved support for mobile devices, private courses and simple student enrolment, there has never been a better time to experience open learning. Try it out for yourself!

 
Badges
 

Beautiful badges are available in every course and you can upload your own to issue to your students.

 
 
Course Chat
 

Communicate instantly, privately and easily with anyone in your courses at any time with Course Chat. 

 
 
Sharing
 

Sharing is caring and now we've made it easier to post pages, pictures, photos and files in your course.

 

Focus on teaching, not content management

Create courses
 

OpenLearning can bring your course content to life by providing you the tools to foster a vibrant learning community through content sharing, communication and student autonomy. We've made it easier to customise the look and feel of your course, create tutorial groups and manage content in self-paced, time-based and open courses. Create a course today!

 
Themes and colours
 

Express yourself through your course with a wide selection of theme colours, images, banners & backgrounds.

 
 
Add content
 

Click, drag & drop: the easiest way to upload your content has been designed for teachers, by teachers. 

 
 
Students
 

Analytics & reporting on student progress, enrolment and activity completion keeps you informed.

 

 

 
 
 
Friday
26
JUL

Student Champions

We're really excited to launch our Student Champion program! We're empowering students who want to use OpenLearning in their university courses with the support they need to get their classes on board. 

Applications for the program are now open and we're mainly looking for UNSW students however students at any university are welcome to apply. 

Monday
17
JUN

Richard Buckland named NSW Educator of the Year

A huge congratulations to Richard Buckland on his latest award for being an awesome teacher! 

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Associate Professor and Co-founder of OpenLearning, Richard Buckland, received the 2013 NSW iAward for ICT Educator of the Year.  Richard teaches the popular first year computer science course, UNSW Computing 1, at the School of Computer Science and Engineering and has made that course available on OpenLearning. 

New South Wales iAwards state winners were announced at a function held at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday 12 June. The Hon. Andrew Stoner, BBus, MBA MP - Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services was in attendance as guest speaker and presenter.

The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the ICT industry. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.

Monday
17
JUN

OpenLearning Ranked 2nd on Anthill SMART 100

OpenLearning has been named one of (equal 2nd in fact!) Australia's 100 most innovative products or services, in one of the largest and most audacious innovation awards of its kind in Australia – the Anthill Magazine 'SMART 100' Index.

When we heard that we had made the Anthill SMART 100 list, we were thrilled! Then we looked at the ranking and we were even happier :)

About the SMART 100

The SMART 100 Index was created by leading business media channel Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia's 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia.

"In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment," said Anthill founder and Editor-In-Chief James Tuckerman.

"It identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common-sense. We employ the judgement of 'mavens' and readers.

"Unlike your average awards program, we don't lock a panel of expert adjudicators in a small room. Neither do we demand a thorough analysis of each applicant's P&L statement. We don’t even request an historical snapshot of 'runs on the board' or commercial achievements.

"This is because innovation is future focussed. It is about identifying and solving problems in ways that will change the way we live, do business and think."

Friday
14
JUN

Thanks for visiting us at CeBIT

We had a fantastic time at CeBIT 2013 in Sydney Australia last month. We were thrilled to demo OpenLearning to over 200 people representing universities, schools and companies from across the region.

David and Adam at the OpenLearning booth

If you passed on your details to us during the event then we'll be in touch over the coming weeks, in the meantime, feel free to browse openlearning.com and check out some of the free courses available. 

Photos from CeBIT 2013 Sydney

A big thanks to the NSW Department of Trade and Investment who sponsored our booth, along with those of 14 other early stage companies from NSW. Check out their press release for more information. 

Monday
29
APR

Visit us at CeBIT Sydney 2013 - Free Tickets!

We're going to CeBIT - Stand No. H30

You are invited to visit us at Australia's No.1 Business Technology event.  Use this promotional code opend4r05 to claim your complimentary ticket and save $99!

We'll be participating at CeBIT Australia and we would like to offer you a complimentary invitation to attend!

Visit us and get more out of your ICT investments and discover the latest trends that will influence the future of your business.

 

Why visit CeBIT 2013?

  • Find solutions for your business at this 3 day exhibition from 500+ exhibitors across multiple categories 500+ Exhibitors
  • 3000+ Business Technology Experts
  • 30,000+ Corporate decision makers attend the show floor seminars

 

What's in store on this year's showfloor?

  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Managed Services
  • Cloud
  • Business Software
  • CRM / ERP
  • Unified Communications
  • Networks / Wireless
  • Broadband
  • Start Ups
  • Government Technology
  • Digital Marketing
  • Research & Development
  • Security
  • Hardware
  • Data Centres
  • Skills & eLearning
  • And many more...

CeBIT Global Conferences

Check out the conference lineup featuring the industry's leading speakers.
> Find out more

Networking at CeBIT 2013

CeBIT Australia has a number of key networking events.
> Find out more

   


Reserve your complimentary CeBIT 2013 ticket today.

CeBIT Australia 2013 | 28 - 30 May | Darling Harbour, Sydney | www.cebit.com.au

 
Sunday
7
APR

Entrepreneurship by Taylor's University

What we have seen with MOOCs is the ability for people who have historically been limited by economics and geography to learn from educators from around the world. Many of the MOOCs that have been run so far do little more than distribute videos and assessments efficiently however at OpenLearning we believe that far more is required for students to have a rich and enjoyable learning experience.

OpenLearning focuses on building a community around a course to effectively motivate students to help one another and discover how they learn best. Our goal is to make online learning as effective as face-to-face classes. Entrepreneurship by Taylor's University course is a great example of this kind of student centred MOOC and we are proud to support Professor Dr. Mushtak Al-Atabi and his team in running the course. 

The course now has over 1,000 students from around the world, mainly from Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East - all working together to discover what entrepreneurship means to them. For the first time, on-campus students will be working side-by-side with the students in the MOOC to complete group activities, answer questions and learn from each other. 

Entrepreneurship by Taylor's University began on March 25, 2013 and students are welcome to join, introduce themselves and catch up on the discussions and lectures.

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