Irish EdTech firm partners on free virtual learning platform

  • Irish-founded education tech company Olive Group has announced a new five-year partnership to deliver a world-class virtual training system in the UK.

    The pandemic has forced businesses and educational institutions alike to switch to remote workflows for the first time, and virtual learning is likely to remain an important tool for the future of education. There's currently a lot of uncertainty about how exams will take place safely this year, extending to professional certification as well as traditional educational pathways.

    Irish EdTech company Olive Group has now announced a five-year strategic partnership with the National Open College Network (NOCN Group) in the UK with the goal of building a new virtual learning platform. Named vLearn, the new platform will provide virtual learning services for colleges and other training providers around the world.

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    The platform is set to launch next month with a range of learning materials to support a wide range of apprenticeships, which fits with the UK government's plans to increase apprenticeship adoption across the UK. The platform will be able to deliver digital training materials, virtual classrooms, qualification delivery, and online exams.

    Olive Group started in Dublin in 2006 and now employs 600 people in 12 different countries. Olive Group CEO Brendan Kavanagh said: "The partnership between Olive Group and NOCN Group brings together the two market leaders within our respective domains. We share a vision to develop a best-in-class virtual learning platform that will make a tangible difference to organisations, networks and learners."

    Source: Written based on press release

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