ODILO is building an unlimited learning ecosystem
– Rodrigo Rodriguez is CEO and Founder of ODILO
Earlier this year, we saw how global learning was catapulted into an online only environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since then, the education sector has embraced technology, and digital learning platforms have come into their own.
But what we must always keep front of mind as we continue to navigate COVID-19 is how we can tailor online learning to individual needs, rather than to the collective.
ODILO seeks to be a customised ‘Netflix’ for unlimited learning
To achieve unlimited learning, we must put the user at the heart of the technology, and not adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach, which is what ODILO is aiming to achieve.
It’s imperative that institutions adopt intelligent content platforms to create customised, unlimited learning experiences that adapt to the user. It’s not enough to purely host content online.
By utilising data-driven, AI powered solutions, the experience can be personalised, offering unlimited learning possibilities. This is where the ‘Netflixisation’ of academia notion comes into play or what I like to call, an unlimited learning ecosystem, if you will.
The key is to utilise integrated technology to create unlimited learning opportunities, and to provide intelligent ‘Netflix’ style experiences that are tailored to the learner.
This can be achieved by customising the design and management of certified learning paths, learning clubs, reading plans, onboarding plans and communities.
For example, students can exchange their opinions online using learning clubs and collaborative virtual spaces, in which it is possible to stimulate the mind with exercises and questions about the title being studied and exchange opinions and experiences with classmates, the teacher and even special experts such as the author of a book, audiobook or title in any format.
Then the ‘Netflix’ experience as a service element provides personalised new content suggestions, learning campaigns, contests and notifications.
The best thing about these learning platforms is that they are personalised so each student has a different homepage with recommended titles and learning paths designed for their learning needs.
The next move for digital learning
What this pandemic has taught us is to quickly react and actually act. Now fully submerged into an online world, people have had the opportunity to trial many digital platforms and see the tremendous benefits they have to offer.
If we democratise quality educational content and provide personalised platforms for different kinds of institutions like governments, libraries, schools, universities and corporates, the learning journey will become unique with a frictionless user experience.
The platform can be tailored by the organisation for their specific requirements. And the AI capabilities mean that the platform is also learning too, always aggregating data, to suggest the best content for the user. This will revolutionise learning behaviours.
Equality in education is paramount. And, as a blended learning environment looks imminent, online, intelligent platforms tailored to the individual will continue to prevail due to the learner’s thirst for Netflix style experiences.
Pic: John Schnobrich