Microsoft and Dublin-based Edtech Company Announce Virtual Learning App



The virtual learning environment app is developed by the Dublin-based Olive Group

It was launched from the Microsoft Teams app

Olive Group, an Ireland-founded Dublin-based EdTech company with an office in India, announced on December 8 the launch of a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) application in Microsoft Teams as part of a joint initiative with Microsoft.

The Olive app is an intuitive software platform that delivers a wide range of interactive digital content, enabling a more user-centered learning experience for up to 250 million daily active Microsoft Teams users around the world. . The application has a market potential of 5 million euros for Olive Group.

Brendan Kavanagh, CEO of Olive Group, said: “Working with Microsoft has enabled us to deploy a specially designed learning experience that will resonate with digital natives – swipers, scrollers and touchscreen aficionados of the world. world. These users are used to consuming content as part of a seamless user experience through platforms like Spotify, Netflix, etc. Until now, a pedagogical counterpart was missing. We target savvy online learners who seek the collaborative energy of the classroom, in a virtual environment, as well as enhanced learning experiences accessible 24/7.

The app solves the problem of online education that has stalled for many years – this engagement has been limited by legacy systems disconnected with a bad experience. What makes the Olive app different is that it’s a purpose-built learning experience that’s easily deployed and customizable with access to premium interactive digital content.

In the app, Olive Group has created a unique feature in creating content for the online learning and marketing industries. While the AI ​​Content Creation Automation Tool – available as an add-on feature – is an intuitive tool, which creates video-based courses and videos quickly and efficiently using the power of technology of AI.

Kevin Marshall, Head of Education at Microsoft, said: “The team has a solid understanding of what digital natives are looking for from a learning and engagement perspective. Responding to changing user demands requires a holistic view, and Olive Group has a proven track record of delivering easy-to-deploy, customizable, and user-friendly e-learning solutions. Olive’s app delivers high-quality, learner-centered and results-oriented digital content, while facilitating more dynamic student and tutor engagement and more effective digital assessments.

Last update 09 Dec. 2021


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