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Cool Company Awards
The Cool Company Awards were launched in 2006 as a way for Anthill to acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change. Cool Companies stay one step ahead of the rest. They breed leaders who are rule-makers and rule-breakers. They are trend-setters in attitude and action. Quite simply, they are … cool! More.
Open Learning Global [Finalist, ONLINE]
Company: Open Learning Global
Online courses at university usually involve little more than a collection of uninspiring videos, powerpoint presentations, and quizzes. They often involve no social engagement and teachers are invariably unable to develop any real sense of how well students are learning, and whether they are keeping up.
With a mission to redefine the online learning experience and bring great and affordable education to the world, using the latest in web, social and mobile technology, OpenLearning is a social learning platform that enables both joyful and transformational courses.
Communities of connected students provide support, encouragement, and shared knowledge through a highly engaging learning process. The OpenLearning Platform enables the creation and delivery of courses designed to inspire and help transform students. Courses can be open and free as well as private and accredited by universities and colleges.
OpenLearning is currently the national MOOC platform in Malaysia, delivering hundreds of courses, across 20 universities. The organisation currently provides training for 580,000 students, and its staff has grown from 18 to 54 in 15 months.
One aspect that sets OpenLearning apart is its platform, which enables organisations to create their own activity rich and engaging courses in a social learning environment.
All types of electronic content can be integrated into the Platform, coupled with a suite of activities to craft learning experiences.
Facilitation tools enable safe and engaging online courses. Learning data and analytics provide great feedback as to the effectiveness of the learning.
Whereas the students obtain a full and enjoyable learning experience through this cloud-hosted platform, the teaching organisations are able to increase student capacity, lower the cost of delivery while actually increasing the consistency and quality of online courses.
The employees at OpenLearning believe that they are part of a very cool company, with access to a fully stacked snack bar, martial yoga, and the option to fly drones between meetings. It’s hard to disagree.