Olus Education combines two market innovators to offer a complete solution
The digital learning sector has a new innovator, with the launch of Olus Education. Ireland’s tech training solution is aimed at children, teens and schools and combines late-breaking content, online platforms, deep digital learning and coding for everyone, at school or at home.
Olus Education’s blended learning portal means schools will be equipped to provide essential digital skills in the classroom and at home, while parents can also enroll their children directly in Olus’ after-school classes, covering everything from basic technological skills up to masterclass level. Schools that enroll in Olus Education will be able to deliver essential digital learning in all courses, using tools like Google Workspace, Creative Media, Coding, and Digital Wellbeing. This is the first time that a platform has offered technology training on this broad spectrum to students in Ireland and the UK.
Olus Education was born from the merger of two leaders in the digital learning market – The Academy of Code and Cocoon Education. The new entity will benefit from the combined experience and expertise of teams at a rapidly evolving point of e-learning.
Schools can choose from three product options that best meet their digital learning teacher and student training needs, including one that provides a designated mentor to work closely with them to create and maintain the momentum of their progress. Olus Education also continues the successful “Pathway to Computer Science” program, established by the Academy of Code, which provides a detailed learning framework for young people who wish to develop their coding and technology skills on an out-of-school basis.
A team of 30 educators and support staff are on board as Olus Education enters the market. The company aims for rapid growth, with a goal of employing more than 100 full-time people by 2026, by which time the team also expects to have 250,000 students from Ireland, the UK and the UK. ‘elsewhere on board its platform.
“We are excited to be able to share the news from Olus Education – we have designed an amazing offer for students, parents and teachers that will help them make great strides at all levels of digital learning,” said Diarmuid Ó Muirgheasa, CEO, Olus Education. “Young people in Ireland are already leaders in this field and Olus Education wants to inspire them to reach their full potential.
Olus Education Product Manager Gavin Molloy said the use of distance learning since 2020 has opened the eyes of many: young people for future careers and a more tech-dependent society. Olus Education is set up to provide the best path from basic understanding to professional competence ”.