Online classes became even more commonplace in 2020 following the pandemic’s start. Many schools in Kenya, and across the world, have some form, or fully-fledged e-learning platforms to address the shortcoming of physical learning, which, as said, was accelerated over the last two years.
Locally, such solutions exist, and one of them is named EduOnline. This newly launched platform is operated by LianzSly. According to a statement from the organization, EduOnline is an affordable web-based e-learning platform that seeks to meet the needs of students, parents, and schools by offering innovative and unique online learning experiences.
It has been around since the start of the pandemic. It allows students to sign up on a PC or mobile device. Upon doing so, students can then access unlimited e-learning resources and materials, including notes, revision papers, self-marking quizzes, and creative articles, to mention a few.
The platform also allows learners to track their performance through a dashboard. The dashboard also has additional insights related to their performance, which can help them see areas for improvement.
The platform is also designed to address parental concerns on online safety by giving parents/guardians the option to create an account to monitor their child’s e-learning progress as well as limiting interactions with students in the same grade – statement by EduOnline.
EduOnline does not reveal the number of students it has onboarded but says the numbers are good.
Besides, its school finder tool creates online directories for schools to publish their profiles to increase visibility and growth while helping schools reduce the costs of maintaining individual school websites.
To note, the platform is available for free at first (trial). After the trial period, only student accounts have to pay periodic subscriptions ranging from daily, fortnight, monthly, 3 months, half year, and yearly.
“Unlike other e-learning platforms, EduOnline caters to the emotional needs of the learner through its interactive dashboard that students can use to share experiences, creative articles, and ask and respond to questions from other learners on the platform on topics of mutual interest,” said Alex Adoro, Founder at LianzSly.