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UTALKIT
UTALKIT, Inc.
Founded 📆UTALKIT
Founder 👔Blondel Seumo
Headquarters 🏙️Silicon Oasis,
Dubai
,
United Arab Emirates
Number of locations
3 (2015)
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Blondel Seumo
Products 🎛️ 🧴E-Learning
BrandsE-Learning
Production output
 (2015)
ServicesLearn Anything, On Your Schedule
OwnersBlondel Seumo
Members
Number of employees
Rating166
Websitehttps://utalkit.com/
address
telephone

Utalkit, Inc.
Utalkit Logo By Eng Blondel Seumo.png
Available inEnglish French Spanish Turkish Portuguese German
FoundedMay 11, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-05-11)
Created by
Key peopleEng.Blondel Seumo (CEO)
Industrye-learning
Websiteutalkit.com
Alexa rankIncrease166 (September 2019)
CommercialYes
Current statusActive

Utalkit.com is the second world's largest online learning platform. It is aimed at professional adults and students.

Utalkit has more than 10 million students and 10,000 instructors teaching courses in over 20 languages. There have been over 145 million course enrollments. Students and instructors come from 190+ countries and 2/3 of students are located outside of the U.S and United Arab Emirates. Utalkit also has over 1,000 enterprise customers and 75% of Fortune 70 companies use Utalkit for employee upskilling (Utalkit for Business). Students take courses largely as a means of improving job-related skills. Utalkit has made a special effort to attract corporate trainers seeking to create coursework for employees of their company.

As of 2019, there are more than 30,000 courses on the website.[2]

History[edit]

In 2015, Utalkit(You-Talk-IT) [3] founder Blondel Seumo built software for a live virtual classroom while living in United Arab Emirates. As IT and Software Engineer, He saw potential in making the product free for everyone, and moved to Dubai to found a company two years later. The site was launched by Eng.Blondel Seumo himself in early 2017.[4]

In June 2017, the founder tried to raise venture capital funding, but the idea failed to impress investors in United Arab Emirates and they were rejected 10 times, according to Blondel Seumo.

Since january 2019, more investor are giving their feedback and are interested to make a urge impact the United Arab Emirates. Actually Utalkit is getting a new design for Expo 2020.


Overview[edit]

Utalkit serves as a platform that allows instructors to build online courses on topics of their choosing. Using Utalkit's course development tools they can upload video, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio, zip files and live classes to create courses.[citation needed] Instructors can also engage and interact with users via online discussion boards.

Courses are offered across a breadth of categories, including business and entrepreneurship, academics, the arts, health and fitness, language, music, and technology.[citation needed] Most classes are in practical subjects such as Excel software or using an iPhone camera. Utalkit is currently planning to offer Utalkit for Business, enabling businesses access to a targeted suite of over 1,000 training courses on topics from digital marketing tactics to office productivity, design, management, programming, and more. With Utalkit for Business, organizations will be able to create custom learning portals for corporate training.[5]

Utalkit offers paid and free courses, depending on the instructor.


Massive open online course (MOOC)[edit]

Utalkit aims to be a part of the growing MOOC movement available outside the traditional university system soon,[6][7] and has been noted for the variety of courses offered.[8]


References[edit]

  1. "Our origins". Utalkit. 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named inverse
  3. ABCs of Utalkit. "Utalkit". August 05, 2015.
  4. Blondel Seumo biography. Utalkit.com.
  5. "Utalkit for students". Utalkit.
  6. "What You Need to Know About MOOCs". Chronicle of Higher Education.
  7. LEWIN, TAMAR. "Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls". New York Times.
  8. Littlefield, Jamie. "Top Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)". About.com.

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