UI students clinch Mentor4Edu global E-learning Award

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Two students of the University of Ibadan (UI), Toheeb Ojuolape and Temilade Adelakun have emerged victorious in the Mentors4Edu global e-learning challenge.

The two students branded “Team XChange” who are 400 level students of Petroleum engineering and Mechanical engineering respectively defeated other undergraduates across the world to clinch the overall prize.

The global e-learning challenge, which seek the most disruptive ideas for online learning in the modern world, had over 1,000 entries from entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, and student teams across the World.

It seeks to bridge the gap in a world where credibility, certification, and universal accreditation is difficult to find, despite an existing large skill gap — especially in many third world countries.

Team XChange’s winning idea was titled “XChange” which is a mutual learning e-learning platform that allows for a transfer of skills between two or more participants or learning partners.

According to the team, the platform would simply connect people for the purpose of skill sharing based on parameters such as skill proficiency, learning preference, location and experience.

Based on Xchange’s proposal strategy, the team predicts a 40 percent increase in credibility and transparency of e-learning, 75 percent decrease in the cost of education and e-learning and 80 percent increase in rate of skill acquisition and knowledge sharing.

Winning the global e-learning challenge comes along with benefits including $300 equity-free funding, mentorship, support and partnership with top e-learning platforms like Udacity and Udemy for the successful launch of the winning entry.

These UI Students are currently working on building the XChange and its projected launch date is April 20th, 2019.

 

POSTED BY OYEDEYI SAMSON with The Cable News Report

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