Until students are safe to return campus
To fight Coronavirus UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, in an official UN announcement stated, “We are working with countries to assure the continuity of learning for all, especially disadvantaged children and youth who tend to be the hardest hit by school closures. While temporary school closures as a result of health and other crises are not new, unfortunately, the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption are unparalleled and, if prolonged, could threaten the right to education.”
ODEM with the same vision has decided to fight coronavirus by offering its online integrated learning platform and certification management system for free. Now, schools and educators can continue educating students until it is safe to return to campus. Through this initiative, ODEM shows the deep concern felt worldwide by the recent coronavirus outbreak and the lives it has taken around the world. The Company is hopeful that it is a global and seamless solution that can help fight coronavirus interruption in the fundamental right of education.
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The system allows educators to run a powerful and secure platform that offers integrated enrollment, learning management and certificate issuance. After the installation, they can conduct classes entirely online and issue certificates of completion and achievement that can be used to track progress and generate traditional certificates once schools are back online. The platform can also be integrated with a school’s existing learning management system (LMS), as well as use the existing curriculum.
As of March 6th, seventeen countries have implemented school/campus closures due to the virus. The United States, Great Britain, Germany, Pakistan, France, Thailand, Vietnam, and South Korea have all initiated localized school closures while China, Japan, Mongolia, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, the United Arab Emeritz and Azerbaijan have all activated country-wide closures.
“ODEM was designed from its inception to provide a global and seamless education platform for everyone. We, of course, could not have anticipated such circumstances to bring that vision into reality as we are experiencing now, however, we are grateful to be part of the solution to allowing students worldwide to continue their education regardless of their physical location or proximity to a physical learning facility,” said ODEM CEO Rich Maaghul. “A positive outcome from these circumstances may well be a future where we are able to better prepare for not only how we manage healthcare in such crises, but access to education as well.”