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Audit and certification of online education initiative is approved by Spanish officials

Posted on December 5, 2021

General Directorate of International Trade in Spain examined the presented application by OESI staff and concluded, that "the submitted application meets the requirements set forth in article 70 of Law 14/2013, of September 27, on Support for Entrepreneurs and their Internationalization. Specifically, it is considered that it is a project in a sector with added value and that has the capacity to generate intelligent growth in our economy."

Based on this generous conclusion we are going to expand our effort to Spanish market and also Spanish-speaking markets in LA, Philippines, Mexico.


OESI at Caucasus region

Posted on November 14, 2021

OESI is happy to announce that we launched our services for Caucasus countries.

Congratulate our customer - BKK college - for reaching the first certification:
#oesicertified #onlineteaching #onlineeducation

BTW. The BKK applied 3 modules for certification. The first module successfully passed audit.


Video resolution for virtual learning

Posted on October 28, 2021

Video quality for learning purposes is one of the most challenging questions. On one hand most of students watch youtube and oter streaming services with super high quality video.
On the other hand, high-resolution video can be hardly accessed in many regions of the world.
Unis and business schools should thoroughly examine the following questions to decide which resolution(-s) are appropriate:
- course/content type
- students' locations
- video duration.
Good practices can include, but not limited to:
- have 2-3 videos with different resolution
- decompose videos to smaller pieces.

Online platforms maturity

Posted on September 13, 2021

OESI continues research of educational organizations based on CMM maturity model.

The current issue presents 5 online educational platforms. Actually, there are hundreds of platforms now, the business is growing fast, but the average maturity is rather low at basic level. 

OESI helps new platforms to reach higher maturity level and improve their services.

Total grade Maturity level
Coursera 45,00 4,0
edX 43,00 4,0
Udemy 32,00 2,0
Udacity 34,00 2,5
Grinfer 24,00 1,5


IDC research highlights the value of certification

Posted on September 13, 2021

IDC performed a wonderful research on IT training centers value and trust. More than 300 training centers and their customers participated in a deep research.
https://lnkd.in/dhSWzc4n


One of the important factors of choosing an IT training provider is certification. It increases trust, quality, as certified providers strictly follow best practices and procedures.
OESI offers valuable certification in online learning. According to recent LLPA research in 55-60% of trainings are delivered online now.
Pass OESI certification based on proved CMM model, increase trust to your online studies.


EU Top 10 online universities and business schools

Posted on July 12, 2021

We continue working on our ratings, and the 2nd region in our research is EU. Europe is the source of modern education, the homeland of first universities. Online education spreads widely in modern business schools and universities with rich history.

Based on out CMM model the rating of Top 10 in online education is the following:

 

     Total grade

    Maturity level

EU Business school

56

4,00

GBSB

58

4,00

King's College London

54

3,50

ETH Zurich -
 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

61

4,50

Freie University Berlin

57

4,00

Stockholm university

61

4,50

European University Cyprus

56

4,00

Swiss School of Business and Management, Switzerland

61

4,50

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

49

3,00

Aalto Business school

61

4,50

US Top 10 online universities according to OESI online education maturity model

Posted on June 26, 2021

OESI presents TOP 10 rating of US universities in online education. The procedure is based on the OESI online education maturity model.

Baseline information is collected based on universities' websites, social nets and other web-based open sources.

  Total grade Maturity level
California University of Irvine 57 4
University of Florida
Warrington college of business
48 3
Northeastern Un.
Boston
41            3
Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
55 4
LeTourneau University
Longview, TX
62 4,50
Arizona State University - Tempe
Tempe, AZ
63 4,50
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
62            4
Trine University
Angola, IN
65 4,50
The University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL
65            5
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
65            5

Build trust with your online students

Posted on May 8, 2021

How being certified helps to build trust with your online students, their parents and future employers.

Watch our presentation at LinkedIn

 

 

 

OESI step into partnering with the leading training center in CEE

Posted on March 24, 2021

OESI starts partnering with the leding training center in the CEE region (Central and Eastern Euroe)  - Specialist CCT.

The Specialist's education program for online educational leaders includes free brief audit by OESI.

Join the study program and pass free audit at https://www.specialist.ru/course/mobr-a 

 

Our partner's IT4YOU special windows driver for hard of hearing students

Posted on March 24, 2021

Hard of hearing students can study effectively with a special windows driver, which adapts input audio to an individual hearing profile and surrounding noise:
http://easy2hear.com/en 
It's free social oriented project. Enjoy your studies.

Asynchronous (off-line) teaching tips

Posted on December 21, 2020

Live online class preparation delivery tips

Posted on December 21, 2020

Online Teacher computer preparation tips

Posted on December 21, 2020

Prepare teacher's workstation/laptop

Posted on December 19, 2020

Prepare your workstation/laptop correctly💻
Follow this checklist

Pre-course preparation checklist

Posted on December 19, 2020

Pre-course preparation checklist🗒
Learn and apply to deliver high quality online studies.👩🏽🎓
 
OESI provides best practices for online teaching

Learning in the Virtual Classroom tips

Posted on December 19, 2020

Best practices: Prep session for online students👨🏾💻👩🏼💻🧑🏽💻
Learn 5 most important options to prepare students for online studies.

Guidelines to Set Up an Online Classroom

Posted on November 27, 2020

What do you need for PREPARATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING IN THE MODERN CLASSROOM✍🏼
Guidelines for Setting Up a Modern Classroom
And by the way, don't forget about Black Friday!
We provide big discounts
Apply for certification at
https://oesi.pro/applying/ , by Nov., 30th and receive a huge Black Friday discount $999 instead of $1499

CMM LEVEL 2. Methodology, staff, technical facilities and other factors

Posted on October 23, 2020

Online skills training Institute organized the 2nd stream!

At this stage, we are talking about the features of maturity level 2:

*teaching methods

*staff training

*technical equipment

*quality control

How to study in a virtual class

Posted on September 9, 2020

In this podcast OESI Team together with friends - Microsoft Teams experts - shows how to study in a virtual class using Teams. And have fun with studies.

UN chief says COVID-19 has led to largest disruption to education in history

Posted on August 8, 2020

Euronews states: "UN chief Antonio Guterres issued a stark warning on Tuesday that the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic to children's education could lead to a "generational catastrophe"
The OESI helps educational organizations to check their readiness and maturity for online learning. The OESI (Online Education Skills institute) provides in-depth audit for realtime, asynchronous and blended learning.
We provide 360 degree assessment of online education with detailed recommendations and prove your university/school online maturity with a prestigious international certificate.

 

Source: https://www.euronews.com/2020/08/04/un-chief-says-covid-19-has-led-to-largest-disruption-to-education-in-history

Omni channel online learning

Posted on July 20, 2020

Best practice by Stefan Brahmer.

 Original post at LinkedIn

 

Having done a bunch of virtual classroom sessions now, I have come to the following insights I would like to hear your views upon

Insight 1 - it seems that there is not just one tool that fits all needs.

My primary tool is Zoom, but ITSec constraints have also forced me to use MS Teams and Cisco Webex Training. Looks like our training solutions need to become omni-channel ready.

For our stuff this means Video Chat and breakout rooms with screen sharing capabilities

Insight 2 - the quality drops when participants turn off / are not turning on the video camera during the class

Interactions and communication during the class takes a hit if there is no visual. I had to convince some individuals to try and what helped was to show them how to use virtual backgrounds (in MS Teams and Zoom that’s a generic feature)


Insight 3 - 4 hour segments are possible

I know that most folks prefer max 2 hour segmentation of class content, but that doesn’t work with our stuff if we want maintain the learning flow.

If you have a good number of team exercises and interaction in breakout rooms - it is quite possible to run 4 hours segments in my experience.

Interested to hear what your insights might be ?

Probably other opinions on how to improve the client experience.

Stay well!

Why become certified educational organization

Posted on July 12, 2020

Watch our video why online educational organizations - universities, business schools, training centers  - go for audit and certification.