SCHOOLOGY is not in the dictionary. But if it were, a reasonable definition would be something like "the science of taking education global.” This week, the company announced its new contract with the Uruguayan government. The NYC based company will provide its LMS to Plan Ceibal, a government-run program aimed at leveraging technology to personalize and support learning.
Since its inception in 2007, Plan Ceibal has provided over 600,000 students with devices and 3.3 million people with free internet. The government hopes to use Schoology to support students and teachers to create, deliver, and manage content, in addition to leveraging the the platform's social network to connect with educators and students across the world.
While Schoology, made up of 80 employees, already serves 50,000 schools and districts in several different countries, including Malaysia and Singapore, this is the company’s first government contract.