ExamTime Launches Out Of Beta
ExamTime.com, the online learning environment that has 600,000 users in 190 countries, is now launching out of beta with new features in time for back to school.
Whilst in beta version, ExamTime.com says that one million educational resources have been created on ExamTime.com, with 15 million learning sessions taking place.
The e-learning platform allows students to create their own personal learning environment. Using the site they can create, discover and share learning resources that help them to get the best return from their study time.
The ExamTime.com site includes tools such as Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes and online Notes, which can all be personalised to the individual needs of the user.
Initially launched in English, versions have been added in Spanish, Portuguese and German.
For full product launch, ExamTime.com is introducing a number of new features. The system is now able to track the progress of individual users over time and recommend study content suited to their needs.
Premium accounts are now available for the most active users who want to take their learning to the next level.
Brazil, Mexico and Colombia are amongst the top five countries in terms of visitors to the site, alongside the UK and the US.
ExamTime.com was founded by Dualta Moore (40), who has over 10 years' experience in the education software sector.
“The numbers and geographical spread of users in beta mode has been a fantastic validation of what we believe is possible with technology and education”, he said.
“As we launch with a full site, the goal is to keep developing features to make learning become more active and engaging”.
Dualta Moore (centre)
ExamTime.com has offices in Dublin and Belfast, employing 25 people. Development of the software takes place in the Belfast office, whilst marketing, support and operations are run from Dublin.
Moore's other business is Software Asset Management Ireland, a reseller of Adobe and Microsoft software to the education and voluntary sector in Ireland and Britain.
This company had cash resources of €6.4m at the end of 2011. A year later the cash pile was depleted to €1.6m due to investment in ExamTime.
Accounts for the first year of trading of ExamTime Ltd, to the end of 2012, disclose a loss of €740,000.
Moore's game plan for ExamTime has been to build up a large user base and then implement a freemium revenue model, which is starting now with the premium accounts.
Says Moore: “Traditional mainstream software companies are not really producing products built for teachers and students. We built online web applications to engage students in learning and to be more creative, like mind maps and flashcards.
“Rather than creating a virtual learning environment, we wanted to create a personal learning environment.” (September 2014)