The partnership between Olive Group and Microsoft to launch the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) app in Microsoft Teams is a major step forward in enhancing online education.
About Olive Group
Olive Group is a global EdTech company helping organisations to transform their Training, Communication and Recruitment processes digitally. We deliver a perfect blend of education and technology that enables learning and ensures long-term growth for businesses. The Olive Group was established in 2006 as a result of our experience as a business in the oil and gas sector: safety was a priority for many organisations like ours, but compliance and legislation were becoming an expensive concern.
Challenges & Opportunities
Online education has stagnated for many years, with poor learner engagement and a lack of interactivity due to legacy disconnected systems.
The ultimate solution by Olive
Olive Group announced the launch of a new Virtual Learning Environment app named Olive VLE in Microsoft Teams in collaboration with Microsoft Ireland. The VLE app was launched within the Microsoft Teams application and became available to 250 million global users. The app has a market potential of over €5 million for Olive Group. The integration of Olive VLE in Microsoft Teams will benefit educational institutions, freelance tutors, open college networks, and corporates looking to pivot from traditional delivery formats to high-end, interactive digital content.
Olive VLE is a virtual learning environment that digitally transforms traditional delivery formats into high-end interactive learning experiences. This platform enables trainers to create, run and grow an excellent online training program. The app addresses the ongoing e-learning issues by providing a user-centric, interactive, and immersive learning experience. It is packed with features like LIVE virtual classrooms with breakout rooms for group work, discussions, and robust assessments to ensure a complete learning cycle. Users can access hundreds of ready-to-go digital-learning courses or create their own bespoke content using the AI Content Creation Automation Tool – an intuitive AI-based content authoring tool that creates high-quality video courses in minutes.
The integration of Olive VLE in Microsoft Teams enhanced the user experience, enabling more dynamic student-tutor engagement and more efficient digital assessments. The AI Content Creation Automation Tool allows for fast and efficient content creation, saving creators time and providing an outstanding addition to enhance the quality of education. The Olive VLE app is easily deployed and customisable to the users’ needs, making it accessible to a wide range of users. The app provides a wealth of high-end, interactive digital content that can be used to enhance the learner journey.
Impact of Olive VLE
The Olive VLE app was designed and developed by Olive Group’s team of eLearning experts in collaboration with the Head of Education for Microsoft Ireland, Kevin Marshall. The app is launched within the Microsoft Teams application and is available to 250 million global users. The AI Content Creation Automation Tool is available as an add-on feature. Olive Group has also signed deals to deploy its native VLE for a number of Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) members.
Olive VLE provides a user-centric, interactive, and immersive learning experience that addresses issues with online education, such as poor learner engagement and lack of interactivity. Olive VLE helps educational institutions, freelance tutors, open college networks, and corporates pivot from traditional delivery formats to high-end, interactive digital content. Olive Group has already signed a strategic five-year partnership with the UK’s National Open College Network (NOCN Group) to deploy the VLE across their portfolio, extending the reach of virtual learning services to over 2000 training providers and colleges globally. We aim to provide low-cost, high-end online training courses to help more people access affordable education and to help businesses onboard, train, and upskill staff.
With over 100+ e-learning courses accessible on the platform, it makes the plan more available to staff who need to upskill and learn new subjects.