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ACBSP Welcomes Eliademy as New Corporate Member

Thursday, April 4, 2013   (0 Comments)
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ACBSP Welcomes Eliademy as New Corporate Member


Eliademy, based in Finland, recently joined ACBSP as a corporate member. With a mission to democratize education with technology, Eliademy supports educators and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses.


OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (April 4, 2013) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) welcomes Eliademy as a new corporate member. Eliademy supports educators and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses.


Eliademy is a dynamic platform that can be used by both universities and corporate organizations as a virtual learning environment. Furthermore, it can also be used as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), platform where anyone can teach anyone online. With its smart and friendly interface, fast and easy to use features, educators are able to engage students with features such as discussion boards, videos, images, newsfeed, visual notifications and calendar, anytime, from any corner of the world.


As a corporate member, Eliademy supports ACBSP projects and initiatives and gains visibility for its online classrooms among ACBSP’s educational members. "It is rewarding to see a visionary organization like Eliademy placing confidence and trust in the mission, vision and values of ACBSP," said Dr. Panos Kostakos, ACBSP Director of European Operations. "We are getting a step closer to a world with universal access to internationally recognized quality education,” Kostakos said.


"Our mission comes from our belief that education should be available to all and everywhere,” said Sotiris Makrygiannis, CEO of Eliademy. "Eliademy is currently available in six languages and in the future we will deploy another 44 (one per week),” Makrygiannis said.


ACBSP Corporate Membership is granted to business corporations, foundations, professional associations, and non-profit organizations with strategic interests in influencing collegiate business education and supportive of the objectives of the Association.  


About Eliademy

Started in February 2012, Eliademy is backed by CBTec Ltd, a company founded by ex-Nokia veterans, who possess core expertise in Open Source Technology. Eliademy was built using Open Source Technology in cooperation with Finnish educators and learners and it is free of charge.



ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,171 member campuses, 183 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 586 have achieved accreditation and more than 500 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,900.



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