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Meet our members: Skolon

Published: 16. January 2019

Skolon provides a platform for students and teachers to access various digital tools. We had a chat with Marius Udnesseter, Business Manager Norway, about how they are making digital learning and teaching fun, their challenges with infrastructure and their ambitions.

 
 

Can you describe briefly what Skolon do?
Skolon is a unique platform that strives to make digital learning accessible, fun and effective. Skolon is a place where students and teachers can access their digital tools that is assigned to them and also they are given the opportunity to search for new apps in our library.

How does your product work? or What type of services do you offer?
Skolon is the place where you access all your digital tools. With single-sign-on, students can easily navigate between all the resources they are licensed to use. Their individual portfolio of resources is unique, and filled with only relevant material. The administrators for the municipalities and the management of each school have total control over which licenses that are both independent of the supplier, and they know exactly who the licenses are distributed to.

What do you want to change?
Skolon want to make digital learning and teaching fun. In order to do that we are striving to make the experience as easy as possible. When things works seamlessly across applications it makes the experience more fun for the user. Skolon Platform is integrated with the Microsoft- and Google-suit so teachers can access their own portfolio of digital apps and distribute assessment directly from Teams or Classroom.
We make everyday a little bit better for teachers to be more effective. They do not have to worry about their students accessing theirs to get the tools. If a class is granted access once, and new students joins the class, the new students are automatically granted the same access as the rest of the class.

What do you see are the biggest challenges in this market?
Skolon is aiming for “digital learning for everyone”. In order to reach this goal a certain level of infrastructure has to be in place. There are still many municipalities with limited access to computers or other hardware components. There are so many students that love to work digitally so the motivation among them are the least of our concern. We just have to facilitate so they can utilize the benefits that comes from digitalization.

What is your next big steps or ambitions?
Skolon is a growing company and we recently established our business in Norway. We are looking forward to work in this market and spread the word for a more effective and fun digital school.

In what way has being a member of Oslo Edtech Cluster made a difference for you?
The Cluster has helped us to gain access to the Norwegian edtech industry. There are a lot of great companies in the cluster with talented people. The cluster is a good way for the industry to share and work together for a growing and smarter community to make teaching as fun and productive as possible.