ODEM Aids in Fighting Coronavirus by Providing its Blockchain Education and Credentialing for Free
ODEM shares the profound concern felt globally by the recent coronavirus outbreak and the lives it has claimed across the world. Everyone is equally concerned about the disruption of education for educators, learners, and all learning institutions.
In acknowledgment of the latest development in nations where the virus has proposed the closing of colleges, schools, and universities, ODEM is providing its online integrated learning platform and certification management system free for use to educators and schools to proceed educating students until it is secure to return to campus.
ODEM’s robust and secure platform allows combined enrollment, learning management, and certificate issuance for educators to attend classes fully online and publish digital certificates of completion and achievement that can be used to pursue progress and form traditional certificates once schools are back online.
The ODEM platform can also be combined with a school’s existing learning management system (LMS), as well as use the existing curriculum.
In an official UN declaration, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said, “We are working with countries to assure the continuity of learning for all, especially disadvantaged children and youth who tend to be the hardest hit by school closures. While temporary school closures as a result of health and other crises are not new, unfortunately, the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption are unparalleled and, if prolonged, could threaten the right to education.”
ODEM will present this worldwide continuity free of charge until educators and students can securely return to campus. By its offering, the company is confident that it is one global and seamless solution that can assist in mitigating the interruption of the fundamental right of education.
As of March 6th, seventeen countries have executed school/campus closures due to the virus. The United States, France, Great Britain, Thailand, Germany, Pakistan, Vietnam, and South Korea have all initiated localized school closures. In contrast, China, Mongolia, Japan, Armenia, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, and the United Arab Emeritz, have all activated country-wide closures.
“ODEM was designed from its inception to provide a global and seamless education platform for everyone. We, of course, could not have anticipated such circumstances to bring that vision into reality as we are experiencing now, however, we are grateful to be part of the solution to allowing students worldwide to continue their education regardless of their physical location or proximity to a physical learning facility,” stated ODEM CEO Rich Maaghul.
“A positive outcome from these circumstances may well be a future where we can better prepare for not only how we manage healthcare in such crises, but access to education as well.”