Otus, a K-12 edtech company that provides the award winning Otus Student Performance Platform, today announced the launch of the Otus eLearning Academy, a free K-12 virtual school with a variety of courses led by highly experienced certified teachers employed by Otus.
With millions of students being forced to learn from home due to school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling with ways to ensure that their children continue learning while K-12 school systems shift to becoming remote learning organizations.
“While Otus, like many edtech companies, is offering our software to school districts for free during this pandemic, we knew we could do more.” said Andy Bluhm, CEO of Otus and a Chicago investor and philanthropist. “We not only have an amazing platform designed to accommodate eLearning, but we also employ highly qualified teachers who have created engaging eLearning lessons that will include teacher feedback and engagement allowing students to continue their education even when they are not at their school.”
The Otus eLearning Academy is open to all K-12 students anywhere in the world. Initial course offerings include Language Arts, Math, STEM, Fine Arts, PE, Coding, Humanities, and more. In the coming weeks, additional courses will be offered for English Language Learners.
“I am really excited to be leading the Otus eLearning Academy and whether it is the primary way a student learns while out of school or if it is a supplement to their school’s eLearning plan, we want to help,” said Dr. Phil Collins, Chief Product Officer of Otus and a former Superintendent of Schools in the Chicago area. “There is clearly a monumental shift happening in K-12 education right now. If Otus is able to innovate the ways in which we support students and families during a time like this, it is only going to make us a better organization.”
To register for the Otus eLearning Academy, visit https://otus.com/learn