The Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing restrictions imposed in countries across the world are affecting many industries negatively. With schools, colleges and universities closed, millions of children and students face education interruptions that could potentially leave a lasting impact. However, amidst the uncertainty there is also hope: Remote learning. A partnership between MWare and Belgian’s U’Hope Company, is making remote learning more accessible and practical to the European market.
Two innovators join forces
As most European countries head into the fourth week of lockdown, some countries, thankfully, have announced restriction lifts. For the majority, though, lockdown still remains a daily reality. While learners are supplied with tons of study material, limited practical guidance is making it intensely difficult to digest. The hard truth is that every day a student falls behind could set them back well after COVID-19 has become something of the past.
U’Hope Company is actively involved in the European education sector, and MWare, a South African Automated Business Solutions company decided to team up to combat this challenge directly.
U’Hope Company offers students remote learning tools through their D@niel solution. With its camera technology, teachers in Europe use D@niel to record lessons, which students can stream live or access at a later stage. The technology allows teachers to record whiteboard drawings and create a more practical and engaging lesson.
MWare’s mLearning platform is a mobile learning application that allows students to use mobile devices to access study material. Together MWare and U’Hope Company plan to change remote education for the better.
“mLearning is already making it possible for students and employees in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa to learn and develop soft skills via our App. Now, mLearning will be able to play an important role in Europe as well, and it couldn’t have come at a more critical time,” says MWare CEO Mich Martins.
“mLearning will provide a hosted backend system for learners to access video content and any other forms of education material such as PDFs, school documents, VR and/or AR and gamification content.”
U’Hope Company CEO Ulysse Baguida comments on the joint venture saying that the relationship between MWare and U’Hope truly is a “win-win partnership”.
“We are incredibly excited about this partnership and have enjoyed MWare’s positive energy and transparency from the get-go. It is a real pleasure to work with the MWare team and we value the guidance and direction they have brought to this project,” Baguida says.
Baguida is confident that MWare’s knowledge of and influence in the African market will not only benefit the European market but will also help encourage adoption of the D@niel software across Africa.
The company was recently recognised for their efforts in education by receiving the “Innovation Excellence Award 2020”. Baguida believes that with the addition of the mLearning software, the collaboration has an excellent chance of winning the next Innovation Award.