Platform Aims to be the Airbnb of Education
Chiasso, Switzerland — ODEM.IO, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to unveil plans to launch a public crowdsale to fund the deployment of its highly anticipated blockchain-based education marketplace, network and online platform.
ODEM.IO is creating a collaborative, interactive platform to empower students to engage with top academics around the world to create high-quality onsite educational experiences at a reasonable cost. The ODEM platform, which aspires to become the Airbnb of international education, plans to begin its crowdsale on February 17, 2018.
“ODEM is addressing rising costs by allowing students to take ownership of their education,” says ODEM Chief Executive Officer Richard Maaghul. “For professors, ODEM becomes a real-time barometer of demand for specific course material that acknowledges the changing needs of students.”
The ODEM platform uses cutting-edge blockchain technology to streamline the logistics of organizing and delivering short-and-medium-term academic experiences that have traditionally been plagued by inefficiencies. Blockchain technology underpins the creation of ODEM Token, an exchangeable digital token that will ease cross-border payments and encourage professors to align their course offerings with students’ changing needs.
“Our dream is making education from the world’s top educators accessible to everyone,” Maaghul said.
ODEM.IO owes its inspiration to Cambridge, Massachusetts-based partner company Excelorators Inc., and its more than five years of experience in crafting high-quality, short-term educational experiences for international students and foreign executives at top U.S. universities and corporate campuses. Excelorators, which has an office in San Francisco, already has a network of more than 200 professors and education industry service providers to spearhead adoption of the ODEM platform.
“ODEM will fundamentally change the business of international education,” Maaghul said.
ODEM plans to make public a beta version of the platform in June 2018.
For more information about ODEM, see https://odem.io/.
ODEM is a first-of-its-kind global, decentralized education marketplace to deliver complete end-to-end, in person, custom learning programs. It unifies the needs of global education buyers and suppliers by using blockchain technology to improve transparency and efficiency and to enhance customer satisfaction. Anyone can use ODEM to list, discover or purchase unique education experiences at affordable prices.
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