The first value streams based on the virtual education CMM model and best practices are ready

Posted on July 6, 2024

Our team is happy to announce that we released first value streams for virtual education.

We consider it as our input in the development and improvement of virtual education approaches and their maturity.

Below is the example of the "Video lecture preparation" value stream.

Development of Value streams for Virtual learning

Posted on June 14, 2024

Our collaboration with Revolutionize Impact brings its first fruits.

At one of our brainstorming we found that we can help organizational organizations by delivering standardized processes, or Visual Stream Maps (VSM).

In our OESI Virtual learning maturity model we assess all - 360-grade - areas of virtual learning processes.

Now we are ready to design and deliver to our partners and customers the basic common processes for each area.

The Value stream mapping is based on thorough analysis of 3 main aspects - 

  • What is the value of the process (value stream)
  • Is each step or activity necessary
  • Is each step (activity) performed in the most effective and efficient way?
Having such baseline VSMs supports educational organizations greatly in development and improvement their own specific learning processes.

OESI and Revolutionize Impact announce partnership

Posted on April 1, 2024

Revolutionize Impact is delighted to partner with the Online Education Skills Institute (OESI), setting out to reshape the future of education. 

Together, we're focused on developing cutting-edge teaching methods and standards tailored to deliver future competences today. 

By uniting our approach to engaging, learner-focused, knowledge-forward education with OESI's expertise in certifying and enhancing the quality of online and blended learning organizations, we're establishing a new benchmark in educational excellence. 

This partnership is all about equipping educators with innovative, quality-assured strategies, turning classrooms and learning platforms into hubs of innovative knowledge creation and preparing educators and students to excel in a rapidly evolving world.

4 Disruptive Trends for Higher Education in 2024

Posted on February 8, 2024

📌More colleges will close or merge
According to Bain & Company report, two-thirds of institutions must shift their business models to survive and thrive as many found themselves on shaky financial ground and solvent through the 2023 academic year.

What’s driving this? The decline in enrollment in higher education, disruptive alternatives to higher education, demographic declines, and the continued rise in spending by higher education.

📌Online learning will continue to have its moment, but a shakeout is beginning.
As enrollment in accredited higher education institutions as a whole has declined, enrollment in online programmes has continued to increase.

“No longer will it be enough to simply have an online program. Students will focus on value, which in many cases will result in a focus on price. Ultimately, colleges and universities won’t be able to price their online programs at the same rate as their brick-and-mortar ones and use them to prop up unsustainable campus operations.”

📌Big colleges and universities will get bigger
In the world of online learning, scale matters when the value is clear. It allows colleges to invest more in the learning design and student support in their programmes.

📌Apprenticeships will gain more traction outside of the trades
More individuals are now looking for meaningful alternatives to a good job than through traditional higher education that bears less risk.

Credit for insights: Michael B. Horn, Forbes 

What's new in the Virtual Education CMM 2.0

Posted on January 27, 2024

Our new video highlighting updates in the Virtual education CMM 2.0 version

CMM model 2.0 for Virtual Education is ready

Posted on July 19, 2023

Fast changes - AI (GPTs), virtual and amended reality, metaverses, and other cutting-edge technologies - spread across almost all areas of virtual education.

OESI demonstrates fast reaction and updates the CMM model to version 2.0 in 6 months!

What has been changed - 

 - Methodology is flexible to adapt to changes of VUCA world

 - Methodology can be adapted to innovative technical and software tools such as AI, VR, AR, Metaverses, but not limited to the mentioned

- Teachers try implementing virtual communications using some of the innovative technologies, i.e. VR/AR or virtual classes, or metaverse classes, etc. for better In-person involvement

- Strong policies of advanced tools implementation and opposing (i.e. GPT as an assistant, but not cheating with GPT tools)

- Proactively updates internal rules and procedures according to technological challenges

- Marketing and promotion in virtual reality, metaverses

- Website, social nets contain separate sections on virtual learning

- Omni channel communications are delivered, including VR, AR, metaverses.

Access to the CMM 2.0. pdf version

Video overview of the CMM 5-levels

Posted on February 22, 2023

Virtual education CMM (Capability maturity model) 1.0. Edition is ready

Posted on January 17, 2023

OESI team is happy to present the first full edition of its CMM model for Virtual learning.

The model covers 360` of virtual learning activities - from methodology to communications and from technology to marketing approaches.

The development team would be happy to receive feedback and improvement proposals as well as your experience of applying the CMM model and success stories.


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Virtual education CMM (Capability maturity model) 1.0. Edition is ready

Posted on January 17, 2023

OESI team is happy to present the first full edition of its CMM model for Virtual learning.

The model covers 360` of virtual learning activities - from methodology to communications and from technology to marketing approaches.

The development team would be happy to receive feedback and improvement proposals as well as your experience of applying the CMM model and success stories.


AACSB shared our GBSB success story

Posted on December 3, 2022

AACSB - the well-known world organization which examines, certifies and leads the quality of education - shared the success story of implementing OESI Online Education maturity model in GBSB Global - top-ranked business school with locations in Barcelona, Madrid, Malta, Zug.

Read the article at

Digital pedagogy

Posted on May 21, 2022

On-line and blended class delivery is not the similar to a campus oriented.

Step1. Assessment of current course's syllabi and curriculum is necessary. What can be moves to online and how? What can be added - interactive components, self-paced learning tools, mutual collaboration activities, etc.?

Step 2. Perform "as is - to be" analysis. Where are we now, and where do we need to be?

Step 3. What CAN we do - assess level of readiness of teachers/professors, students, administrative staff. Update syllabi.

Step 4. Decide on LMS and communication tools. What can be delivered online, which supportive technologies do we need?

Step 5. Perform a pilot on a random groups of students and teachers. Are they ready to move online, can students organize their studies without direct supervision. What assistance is necessary - both methodological and technical.

Step 6. Assess pilot results. Finalize syllabi and curriculum. Start with predefined study programs.

Learn more at our partner's virtual course

Hybrid learning achievements

Posted on May 4, 2022

Broad implementation of hybrid learning finds new proofs. Hybrid learning provides more flexible approach for both students and professors by delivering studies partially on campus and partially on-line - either "live" or asynchronous.
In the EDUTech brief research Ms. Tan Shui-Min, Chief IT Officer of National University of Singapore, stated how hybrid approach helped to move seamlessly during COVID lockdowns. She highlighted that "VR and AR can create a new kind of learning environment for the student and one that can take place any time of the day."
OESI started providing audit and certification in hybrid learning since Fall 2020 - purchase at

#hybridlearning #onlinestudies #audit #certification.

Blended learning experience and certification

Posted on April 19, 2022

One of the blended learning approaches offers simultaneous class delivery for on-campus and on-line students. First developed by Specialist CTC in 2009, this method is experiencing a high growth nowadays.
It provides broad learning opportunities for learners all over the world as well as amazing diverse experience in collaboration and mutual work.
OESI looks forward to introduce a special certification category for this method.

Professional video background using Snap Webcam

Posted on January 27, 2022

Brief video tip how to use Snap Webcam app for professional background with any communication and/or recording system.

1. Install Snapcamera (

2. Select or upload background. Use search option

3. In your recording or communication software settings select SnapCam as a source of video


Online education maturity level 4 webinar recording

Posted on January 6, 2022

Enjoy our first webinar in year 2022.

We present the 4th maturity level in our online education CMM model.

Online education CMM level 4 is ready

Posted on December 20, 2021

Our Capability maturity model (CMM) for online education reached 4 maturity level.
We are happy to announce that we present it at our live stream in early January as a New year gift :)
Just now have a look at our CMM level 4 summary and take a self-test at our website. is the first blended learning partner

Posted on December 16, 2021

OESI congratulates CAD - our first certified partner in blended learning in Eastern EU.

Vast experience of Progress CAD ensures successful certification in online education along with a lot of other prestigious certifications.

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.

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






King's College London



ETH Zurich -
 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology



Freie University Berlin



Stockholm university



European University Cyprus



Swiss School of Business and Management, Switzerland



Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium



Aalto Business school



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.
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 


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: 
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

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 , 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.



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.