Dr. Michel Girardin, Creator of Top-Rated Business MOOC, Joins ODEM

Dr. Michel Girardin, Creator of Top-Rated Business MOOC, Joins ODEM

Dr. Michel Girardin, a consultant and respected lecturer in Macro Economics and Finance at the University of Geneva, is joining On-Demand Education Marketplace, as an educator and strategic advisor.

Dr. Girardin managed an Investment Management course for Coursera that has been followed by more than 250,000 students since 2016. He will advise ODEM on the development of blended-learning academic programs, educator relations, and marketing strategies. In January, Dr. Girardin will be among the first educators to teach a course offered on the ODEM Platform, the company’s blockchain-based education portal.

“I’m excited to advise ODEM on best practices to become a world leader in executive education using state-of-the-art blockchain technology,” Dr. Girardin said. “I also look forward to helping ODEM to set a new standard for more efficiently connecting executives to academic professors.”


ODEM, Looker Education to Jointly Develop Educational Courses

ODEM and Looker Education

ODEM, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce a preliminary cooperation agreement with Looker Education Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. ahead of the launch of the ODEM Platform.

Looker and ODEM will jointly develop and manage short-term educational courses on the campuses of U.S. institutions such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University, said Richard Maaghul, ODEM’s Chief Executive Officer. Looker courses will eventually be marketed through the ODEM Platform, a global education portal. Looker students will also receive blockchain-based certificates of achievement upon course completion.

“I’m delighted to welcome Looker Education as an early adopter on the ODEM Platform,” Maaghul said. “Looker has an excellent reputation for acting in the best interests of its students and educators.”


A Conversation with Ken Finch, ODEM’s Head of Business Development

As the ODEM Platform moves toward launch in February 2019, Ken Finch, ODEM’s Head of Business Development, took a few minutes from his busy schedule to provide ODEM Marketing with an overview of his top priorities.

Ken, how do you describe On-Demand Education Marketplace to someone unfamiliar with our project?

In the most basic sense, ODEM connects educators and students to provide targeted, custom education for students looking for specific topics, specific timing, and scheduling. The ODEM Platform also acts as a blockchain-based records-management system. It supports ODEM’s mission of making education more accessible, affordable, transferable, and verifiable.


Leaders of Learning Podcast

ODEM CEO Richard Maaghul was recently interviewed on the respected Leaders of Learning Podcast about ODEM’s vision and future plans. The Singapore-based podcast’s host Ling Ling is among Southeast Asia’s most popular broadcasters.


Token Update

ODEM Partners with Archos

ODEM is proud to announce a new partnership with ARCHOS that will allow ODEM Tokens to be stored offline using a hardware wallet. We’re excited to offer the public another storage option for their #tokens!

ODEM Partners with SWFT Blockchain for Token Integration

As part of ongoing efforts to widen access to the ODEM Token, we’re pleased to announce the successful integration of the Token on the SWFT Blockchain digital token swap platform.

Alignment with SWFT makes ODEM Tokens easily available to students, educators, and service providers on the ODEM Platform and among the wider cryptocurrency community. Through SWFT’s iOS and Android compatible mobile app, ETH, Bitcoin, and more than 70 other cryptocurrencies can be quickly and securely swapped for ODEM Tokens and vice versa, without having to log on to an exchange.

“I’m extremely delighted to work with SWFT and its easy-to-use mobile app,” says ODEM CEO Richard Maaghul. “Joining SWFT is a big deal if you care about ODEM Tokens getting into the hands of more people.”


Look Who’s New at ODEM

Ashley Chen, Solutions Engineer
Ashley is an electrical-engineer-turned-marketer specializing in bridging communications between technology and humans. She has extensive experience in telecom, education services, retail, and manufacturing industries in Australia, East Asia, and Europe. When not at her desk, Ashley can be found hiking in the Swiss Alps, baking vegan cakes or teaching yoga.

ODEM is Hiring

Community Manager, Location: China, Japan, and Korea

The Community Manager will develop the global Community Management strategy and work with the Community team to execute content across all social platforms. They will also craft compelling positioning and generate narratives across different channels (Twitter, Facebook, Medium.com, Reddit, Discord, Telegram, etc.) and match the message to the mediums.

For additional details about the role, click here.

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