What makes an online course engaging? That is the question that Edmonton-based educational production house Onlea is always asking. As anyone who has updated their learning in 2020 will tell you, a course can’t just be a PDF or a test, or someone lecturing online for hours on end. To truly engage, challenge and transform, online education must be engaging and designed for the best possible learning experience.
Onlea builds programs focused on their clients combining instructional design, animation, video production and application development to create an innovative and immersive approach. Onlea’s goal is to produce mindful online learning. Adriana Lopez Forero, CEO of Onlea, along with founders Jonathan Schaeffer and Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer, and their team want to make online learning flexible, accessible and interesting. Adriana has long had a passion for learning, patterns and challenges, and got her start in tech during university. She pursued undergraduate studies in computer science before completing Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the early 2000s. In her own words, Adriana jumped right into learning advanced tech before it was cool.