Finnish edtech firms open free digital school
A group of Finnish education technology providers have launched the Koulu.me website offering educational tools for distance learning amidst the COVID-19 epidemic.
Koulu.me is an open innovation project that currently offers learning applications for pre-school to secondary education students in a wide range of subjects including maths, science, language learning and design. The website is likely to increase the selection of applications as more and more education providers turn to digital opportunities to adapt to the situation.
“As a mother of two primary school boys, I wanted to do something tangible to help teachers in their challenging task to continue teaching in the coming weeks,” explained Koponen. “Providing schools with free access to engaging and motivating educational content for the duration of the outbreak was the idea I started working on with edtech entrepreneurs.”
The Finnish companies offering their learning tools on the website include 10Monkeys, 3DBear, Code School Finland, Eduten, EdVisto, Elias Robot, Four Ferries, Freeed, Language Clubhouse, Mehackit, Mightifier, Moka Mera, Reactored, Sanako, School Day, Seppo, Thinglink, Vuolearning, TypeTastic and TinyApp.