The 3 online courses you should follow in May @Eliademy

With the beginning of a new month come new promises of improving yourself and getting out of your comfort zone. In May, take up the challenge of learning brand new things on Eliademy!

At Eliademy, we’ve prepared you a selection of 3 free online courses which have already received awesome reviews to help you choose what to learn. Now it’s up to you to challenge yourself to improve your knowledge online!

 

1/ Road to the Free Digital Society – by Vitaly Repin, in collaboration with Richard M. Stallman

Road to the Free Digital Society is a course of Vitaly Repin and Richard Stallmman taught on EliademyRoad to the Free Digital Society just started this week and will last until June 7 2015.

It is an online course of Vitaly Repin, founder and CEO of the dynamic Finnish start-up Metida Print. Vitaly started his career at Nokia Open Source Operations in 2007 and truly believes in software freedom and collaboration. His personal credo “Dare to be wise” tells us much about his interest in e-learning, as well as the energy he put into making this outstanding online course.

He teaches it in collaboration with world-famous software freedom activist and computer programmer Richard M. Stallman. Richard M. Stallman is the president and founder of the Free Software Foundation and is at the head of the free software movement since 1983. Passionate expert, Richard M. Stallman has dedicated his life on liberating source code and making it available to all.

Through Road to the Free Digital Society, Vitaly Repin and Richard M. Stallman address such questions as how we define software freedom, what human rights in computing are, what software licenses are, how we contribute to the Free Digital Society, etc.

Open for everyone, this course will be of interest to you no matter your background!

 

2/ Digital Marketing for Developers – by Alan Mendelevich (AppCademy Online)

Digital Marketing for Developers is a free online course of AppCademy Online, taught on EliademyBuilding an app and monetize it is no easy business! While building the application is a hard task, the marketing part may be as hard for developers, who are not always used to deal with customers. The course Digital Marketing for Developers provides a brief yet rich introduction to Digital Marketing with examples familiar to developers. It will help you build useful applications, spread the word about them and get new users. By taking this 6 module-course, you will learn about how to find out which application to build, how to monetize it, how to publish it, how to maintain and increase your online presence and how to advertise your app.

Digital Marketing for Developers is taught by Alan Mendelevich, a seasoned software developer, who has delivered many talks on Windows Phone development, marketing and monetization at different events in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and the UK. The course is offered by AppCademy Online, the online version of the AppCademy Acceleration Camp, a 4-week training camp managed by Aalto University (Espoo, Finland). Developed in collaboration between AppCampus and Eliademy, AppCademy Online consists of a serie of short online courses of which many are available for free on our e-learning platform.

 

3/ Learn to Build Mobile Apps from Scratch – by Eduonix Learning Solutions

Learn to Build Mobile Apps from Scratch is a course of Eduonix Learning Solutions, taught on EliademyWho has never dreamt of building his own app which will solve his particular problem?

You don’t have much experience with programming? No problem, Eduonix teaches you how to build mobile apps from scratch!

Eduonix Learning Solutions is a well-known training organization, which strives to provide the best and most effective learning environment to everyone. Its vision is to “bring quality skill building content and world class learning experience to everyone using both online and offline mediums” and it wants to “add fun and joy back to learning”. In line with this vision, it uses our e-learning platform Eliademy to deliver some of its courses.

In the course Learn to Build Mobile Apps from Scratch, you have the chance to learn to use web technologies to create Mobile apps which runs on all popular platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Phone. All you need is a PC or a Mac with internet connection. No prior knowledge is assumed, which is truly an asset for this course targeted at beginners in programming. Thoroughly thought, this course contains 33 lectures and over 7.5 hours of content!

 

To review the courses we recommended you last month, click here.

If you want to enroll in an online course, you can also take a look at Eliademy’s Catalog of Courses, where you will find content on all topics. Good learning!

All Hands Volunteers, welcome to Eliademy

The US-based NGO All Hands Volunteers recently joined Eliademy’s community. Founded in 2005, All Hands Volunteers provides “immediate, effective and sustainable support to communities in need by harnessing the energy and commitment of dedicated volunteers” [1]. They intervene worldwide to address the needs of communities impacted by natural disasters.

The NGO All Hands Volunteers uses Eliademy to provide online training to its staff.

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Students can now receive Printed Certificates for online courses on Eliademy

We are glad to announce a new functionality of Eliademy: you now have the opportunity to earn a Printed Certificate delivered right to your place, upon completion of an online course on Eliademy.

“This is one more service offered to our global community of learners and teachers. In the future we will bring more ecosystem services in order to fully transform education into a pure digital service” says Sotiris Makrygiannis, CEO of Eliademy/CBTec Oy.

While we already offer students to get free online certificates, this new functionality aims at providing you with a more tangible proof of your accomplishment. It “bridges yet another gap between online and offline education”, as Vitaly Repin, CEO of Metida Print AB Oy, supplier of Eliademy’s certificates. The printed certificates are mostly useful for learners who want a proof that they have acquired new personal and professional skills, through an online course. For example, they can easily be shown during an interview. They will contain serial numbers, protected by watermarks and holographic technology and can be printed with the Providers Logo and original signature. All LinkedIn digital certificates and PDF versions will remain free for those who do not need or want a paper copy.

This new functionality is offered to all courses but it is up to the instructors to activate it in two clicks from the settings of their course. The Printed Certificates are available at a small cost for students.

Students can earn Printed Certificates for Online Courses on Eliademy

If you are Instructor on Eliademy, consider offering your students to earn a Printed Certificate. It may be very useful for them and truly contribute to boosting their career!

PASOS, welcome to Eliademy

Today, we are proud to welcome on Eliademy the Czech Non-Governmental Organization PASOS. PASOS stands for Policy Association for an Open Society. It is a network of independent policy centers in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia who have a shared mission to promote and protect democracy, human rights and open society values. The key areas the organization is working on are democracy & human rights, good governance & open economy, sustainable development and international co-operation.

“Eliademy looks excellent and seems to have all the features we want in a learning platform”, says Alfredo Azula, Communications Manager of PASOS.

The NGO PASOS offer online courses on Eliademy

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And Edison Award goes to Eliademy!

We are extremely happy to announce that Eliademy received Gold award in category “Living, Working and Learning” during gala event in New York this evening.

Being recognized with an Edison Award is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Full list of Edison Award Winners 2015 is available here.

Edison Award

On behalf on the whole team, we would like to thank our community of instructors, students and volunteers who help us making Eliademy better every day with constant feedback, ideas and warm words of support. Special thanks goes to Jonas Dromberg for representing us in New York today and believing in Eliademy’s mission all the way.

Eliademy for Academic Institutions

Eliademy is used worldwide by numerous academic institutions, like Oaklands College, the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Buenos Aires or the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Zaghreb. Within academic institutions, Eliademy is used as a Learning Management System and many teachers and students praise its ease-of-use and numerous functionalities.

Take a look at our brochure below to learn how we help academic institutions deliver great blended learning experiences to their students.

Eliademy helps academic institutions deliver blended learning experiences to their students

If you are a public academic institution and would like to try Eliademy, it is very easy. You start a free trial here and then ask for the free upgrade for all nonprofits and public academic institutions.

You can also drop us a line at info@eliademy.com; we are looking forward to hearing about you!