The Learning Everywhere Project Showcase provides members of J-WEL (Corporations, Educational Systems, Governments, Universities) the opportunity to gain knowledge on the variety of educational initiatives and projects that take place at MIT, as well as a select group innovating in the educational space. The showcase focuses on PK-12 and Workplace Learning solutions for people who care deeply about transforming education and training.
Volute is pioneering plat-formless learning with experiences that transcend the classroom, and integrate everyday learning moments with facilitated, formal learning goals. Volute is evolving its marketplace platform into a global network of connected learning tools, allowing opportunities for new functionality and to reshape educational industry boundaries.
A Global Network of Smart, Connected Tools
Like IoT, a global network of smart, connected learning tools empower organizations to rethink and retool (pun intended) nearly everything they do for training and beyond. Volute’s business model and architecture are unique, using a concept called “composability”, which is, “the inter-relationships of components; a highly composable system provides parts that can be selected and assembled in various combinations to satisfy specific user needs.” In the Volute model, components are unique learning tools that connect like LEGOs. These learning tools are teaching methods and processes contributed by thought leaders from all over the world, who then share them to our community. Volute is expanding access by creating a plug-in for its marketplace to extend existing LMS capabilities for experiential, social and mobile learning.
Learning Bots Are Among Us
Beyond a plug-in, the ability to “weave” tools into workplace learning can be fully embraced with bots. Bots are, at a fundamental level, micro-applications that run automated tasks over the web. But they’re becoming much more. A bot can manage conversations across users, websites and apps, and can even identify people in photos, make suggestions and translate language. Volute is working to integrate bot technology into its tools to connect learning with familiar, everyday workplace technology.
This conversation layer will generate a learning transcript across tools, devices and locations to help better understand learner competency. Adding bot technology expands educational dialogue through popular workplace communication channels – Slack, Teams, Skype, etc. – for a new learning communication approach that connects diverse tools across learning contexts.
Our vision of a global, connected learning network is being realized by the innovators of our growing community. Visit us at www.Volute.education to see how a partnership with Volute could transform learning for you. If you’re a J-WEL member, we look forward to seeing you at the event.
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