Fostering Global Citizenship Through Education
In support of its core mission to foster active global citizenship through education, Orenda Learning offers an innovative program for young people in high school (BTC for High Schools) as well as home schoolers, un schoolers, GAP year students and university aged students (BTC for Independent Learners).
As adopters of learning management systems (LMS), the institute’s founder and educators were no strangers to education technology and the potential of online learning.
They launched the BTC programme in 2020. Shortly, COVID-19 pandemic struck, making online education more pertinent than ever before. They were not completely satisfied with their original LMS and started looking for an alternative, better, and more innovative platform.
They needed an innovative platform beyond a conventional LMS which could cater to a broader demographic of learners – from primary to corporate and independent learners. They were looking for a platform to present a cohesive curriculum in an appealing and easy-to-use way for educators and learners.
Another challenge they were facing with their former LMS was the lack of a visually appealing user interface. Visual dynamics are crucial for student engagement.
“We were looking for an innovative platform and a provider who could address these challenges within a set budget that was not restrictive for a start-up. We were running a community-driven course amidst COVID-19, and the need for a robust, reliable, budget-friendly learning platform was urgent,” says Alice Whitehead, Founder of Orenda Learning.