OpenLearning

Summary

OpenLearning Limited
OpenLearning Logo.png
Type of businessPublic
Traded asASX: OLL
HeadquartersOpenLearning
Level 2
235-239 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales
Area servedWorldwide
Key people
  • Adam Brimo
  • Cherie Diaz
  • David Collien
  • Sarveen Kandiah
  • Richard Buckland
Industrye-learning
URLopenlearning.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationRequired
Users1,650,000 (November 2019)[1]
Launched12 March 2013; 7 years ago (2013-03-12)
Current statusActive

OpenLearning Limited (OLL) is an ASX-listed educational technology company based in Australia that offers a social online learning platform that can deliver massive open online courses (MOOCs), short courses and online degrees.

OpenLearning has worked with the University of New South Wales and Taylor's University to deliver the first MOOCs in Australia and Malaysia respectively.[2]

In December 2013, OpenLearning launched a cloud based software product for companies to create private educational portals on its platform.[3]

In September 2014, the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education selected OpenLearning as the national Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform for public universities. In September 2018, OpenLearning announced that it had worked with 20 public universities, 10 private universities and 34 polytechnics in Malaysia to deliver over 800 courses to 600,000 students.[4]

In February 2015, OpenLearning raised $1.7 million in funding led by angel investor Clive Mayhew. ASX-listed ICS Global, Robin and Susan Yandle, and Hideaki Fukutake, the director of Japanese education company Benesse Holdings.[5]

In June 2015, the Australian Federal Government announced it would be getting its first MOOC delivered by OpenLearning.[6]

By late 2019, OpenLearning began providing its platform to universities and colleges on a software-as-a-service model and announced that it had established partnerships University of NSW, the University of Melbourne, Charles Sturt University, University of Technology Sydney, the University of New England, the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University.[7]

In October 2019, OpenLearning announced its intention to pursue a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "OpenLearning". OpenLearning. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ Al-Atabi, Mushtak. "Entrepreneurship: The First MOOC in Malaysia" (PDF). MIT.edu. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  3. ^ Dodd, Tim. "OpenLearning eyes corporate training". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Growing from strength to strength". Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (5 February 2015). "Angel investor Clive Mayhew leads $1.7m round in OpenLearning". BRW. Fairfax Media Publications. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Herald Sun". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ "OpenLearning targets expansion within Australia after listing". Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  8. ^ "OpenLearning to list on ASX, beef up board". Retrieved 8 November 2019.

External links

  • Official website