Custom Completion Certificates

In addition to default certificate of completion, instructors can now upload a fully custom certificate template for each course.

When you open Course/Certificate tab, you will see a new option on certificate type field – “Custom Certificate”. Choosing it allows you to upload with your own template. For the best results, please use the following parameters:

  • File type: PNG (better) or JPEG
  • Size: up to 10 Mb
  • Format: A4
  • Orientation: both portrait and landscape
  • Resolution: 150 dpi, 2000 pixels height or width

After uploading, you will be asked to indicate where student name and course completion date should be printed (allow some space on the template). Please note, your certificate template should include:

  • Course name
  • Organization name and logo
  • Instructor name and signature

If you teach multiple courses, you will need to create several copies of the template with different course names. Once the custom certificate is configured, each student to whom you issue a certificate will receive a custom certificate by email, will be able to add it to LinkedIn and order a printed copy (if you enabled this option).

Like always, we’ve got more exciting product news coming. Please keep your eye on the Eliademy Blog or follow @eliademy. Thanks for using Eliademy!

– Sergey Gerasimenko, co-founder & CPO

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

 

Comprehensive school teachers learn about coding in a MOOC

Republishing from Aalto university blog (original source: http://media.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2015-10-02/)

Aalto

Next autumn, computer programming will become a part of all basic education teaching in Finland.

The research group on learning environments of the Aalto University Department of Media is involved in Code Alphabet (Koodiaapinen) that offers a programming MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for free for Finnish comprehensive school teachers. Beginning next autumn, coding or programming will be a part of all basic education teaching, and there are already over a thousand teachers enrolled on the MOOC that starts on 10 October. It is possible to enrol until 24 October.

Programming is an effective and versatile tool for studying.

‘Programming is an effective and versatile tool for studying’, says Project Researcher Tarmo Toikkanen from the Department of Media.

‘The goal is that children learn to understand how computers work and what kinds of tasks are best suited for computers. For teachers, this MOOC offers a guided opportunity to try in practice those same programming environments their students will most likely use. Most of the teachers’ pre-anxieties will fade in just a few minutes, as they realise this is not really that difficult’, he assures.

Follow-up for the course

In Code Alphabet, coding is regarded as a creative method of expression and a developer of logical thinking, not only a tool for problem solving. The goal of this coding MOOC is to solve the question of how to teach programming in a way that motivates children, and to inspire teachers to imagine how coding could function as a tool in the teaching of different subjects.  In addition to the seven-week course, Code Alphabet offers a Library, where all the material of the course are permanently available. Teachers can use these materials to support their teaching in the future.

The course will be organised also in spring 2016.

The course will be organised also in spring 2016, and after that, it will be organised annually. Finnish Eliademy was chosen as the platform for the MOOC. The research group of the Department of Media took part in the development of this platform through Tekes-funded LEAD project between 2012 and 2014.

‘I believe that through fruitful cooperation, the Eliademy platform developed into something that now nicely serves the needs of the Code Alphabet’, remarks Toikkanen.

The Code Alphabet also participates in the international TACCLE3 project (Erasmus+) that focuses on teaching coding in European schools.

Further information:

Senior Researcher Tarmo Toikkanen
Tel. +358 50 60384
tarmo.toikkanen@aalto.fi

Learning Environments research group http://legroup.aalto.fi
Code Alphabet (mostly in Finnish) http://koodiaapinen.fi/en/

Women’s health, we care!

Today we are happy to welcome Women’s health from USA on Eliademy.

Women's health

Women\s health is a membership and educational resource for over 2,580 physical therapists treating patients across the life span, from the young athlete and childbearing woman, to the peri-menopausal woman and elderly man.

Their vision is to transform society by optimizing movement to maximize health for a life without limits.

They informed us that they are delighted with Eliademy and they are using it for providing video-based physical training to their members.

On another happy note, today Eliademy’s co-founder Sergey Gerasimenko is turning 31 and on behalf of the whole team we wish him Happy Birthday. Here is a picture of him from his Nokia years, dreaming of conquering the world.

Sergey Gerasimenko

One more Yoga school on Eliademy, South Africa

Ananda Sanga Educational Institute (ASEI) is an academic institute in South Africa dedicated to spreading the ancient Art and Science of Yoga to humanity. They are dedicated to quality holistic yoga education and training, nationally and internationally. This is achieved by imparting the ancient knowledge of Yoga to sincere students for integration of “body, mind and soul. “

Yoga South Africa

They aim: To promote ethical, integrated yoga principles in a way that is compatible to all traditions, cultures and social groups.

We welcome them to Eliademy, and we believe that together and step by step we will be able to spread education for body, mind and soul all around the world.

The benefits of Yoga are starting to be common knowledge. Yoga is good for the heart and breathing but also is perfect for mindfulness. Maybe one day Yoga will become part of the school curriculums and replace or compliment the classic physical training. Here is an interesting article on the benefits of Yoga from the popular WebMD service.

We would like to invite more Yoga trainers to use Eliademy LIVE courses to offer their services. This method of teaching is becoming popular in the west and is preferred because you can exercise at anytime and from the convenience of your home.

Empowering the Deaf community, now with the help of Eliademy

The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center promotes the independence of the deaf, the hard of hearing and the multi-handicapped deaf in Louisiana.  The Center has made a tremendous effort to provide services, support, and advocacy for this population by providing education to the general public, instructing and directing individuals interested in the field of deafness and encouraging leadership among members of the Deaf Community.  It is to this end, the Center eliminates any and all barriers and, in fact, serves as a beacon and source of unity for all persons affected and touched by hearing loss.

Deaf action centerDeaf action center provides multiple services, from Certification, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) to legal advices. They are using Eliademy and they have been very satisfied with the platform usability, already 4 of their instructors are using Eliademy to deliver courses to the Deaf community of Louisiana, USA.

In a world where a 5% of the total population are disabled with hearing loss (360 million people) we at Eliademy want to support any organization that will provide the means to improve the standard of living of those individuals.

Have a story to tell? How Eliademy has helped your organization? Drop us an email at info@eliademy.com we will be glad to support you and hear your success case.