Atlancis digitalises Kenyan schools from vision to device

Atlancis launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to 20,000+ state schools

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We come from a time when all we needed to do in school was pass exams, move to the next level of education and land lucrative jobs, having gone through prestigious colleges. This narrative is steadily changing, thanks to CBC.

CBC also Competency Based Curriculum, is a system of education designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and launched by the ministry of education in 2017, to emphasize the significance of developing and applying skills and competencies to real life situations.

To accelerate the uptake of this new system of learning, Atlancis Technologies is  providing Kenyan private schools with free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content,  rolled out by KICD into more than 20,000 state primary schools.

Dubbed iLearn, it is a digital literacy system that provides highly interactive competency-based learning content to students and teachers in all the nine areas of learning including Mathematics, Creative Arts, Music, Hygiene and Nutrition, Literacy, CRE, Environmental, English and Swahili.

“Atlancis is taking a next step with the launch of a learning management system, offering some of the iLearn content for free and providing schools with digital libraries,” said Daniel Njuguna, CEO Atlancis.

The company creates quizzes, interactive lessons and every type of e-learning content alongside providing teachers with training and set-up support as part of the much bigger investment in ground-breaking education cloud technology to deliver on the government’s vision of a digitized education system for all Kenyans.

Recently named a Top 100 company for innovation, Atlancis has created the only Kenyan digital content produced for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) by Kenyan teachers, as part of its strategy of populating its Kenyan cloud platform with transformatory local content.

“It honors to have been selected by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)  to provide digital content for the new curriculum for Grades 1 and 2,” added Njuguna.

Atlancis, during the launch of the new online iLearn system with free Grade One content, extra premium features and grades for schools with digital budgets, announced that its technology solutions have cut the cost of data centre hardware to a fraction of previous levels, what positions Atlancis to deliver local cloud services that are far more cost efficient than was previously possible.

As part of the multi-million dollar investment in the development of digital content for the CBC for all grades, Atlancis shall align to the 2-6-6-3 Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum, providing constant content updates, which is KICD approved hosted online and that has assessment quizzes and exercises that offer feedback to students after attempting. Its iLearn solutions shall also provide the dynamic capability to plan and deliver lessons, making it useful to both learners and trainers.

“We now see a set of bases for Kenya’s own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in which iLearn is key,” added Njoroge. “Having seen it approved and implemented by KICD into the Kenyan schooling system, we have worked hard to now expand it to create a user-friendly learning management system that private schools can access within hours of signing up.”

In addition to being awarded as an innovator in the Top 100 awards,  Atlancis Technologies was also lauded internationally by the Open Compute Project launched by Facebook and partners, as the first company in Africa to install its state-of-the-art open source data centre infrastructure.

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