Recently launched in Berlin, Allversity is a free online, open-learning portal designed to provide people worldwide with a well-rounded educational framework as well as specialised skills to help their local community.
Hosting a series of online learning tools on its web platform (www.allversity.org), such as informative video lectures, Allversity aims to offer the fundamentals that allow people to develop their educational pathway in a custom-made manner, achieving this in two ways: firstly, by offering courses in traditional subjects, such as world history and basic math, and secondly by offering more practical, skills-based courses in fields such as agriculture, health and business.
The practice-based learning is designed for widespread application while overall, the team behind Allversity aims to break away from the current systems of online learning, which are heavily targeted towards university students or lend themselves too much to western-style education models. The Allversity model places strong emphasis on inclusion, creating a level playing field for participation in web-based education programmes.
Allversity's programmes are currently available online only and the team are working on developing offline versions that can be downloaded and distributed to those without internet access via on-site partners. The project is still in beta phase and as it expands, so too will its repertoire of courses and topics. Keep an eye on their development by visiting for their website.
Author: Anna Rees/ RESET editorial