Pioneering adaptive, social,
and collaborative learning
CanopyLAB is the world's leading social and collaborative eLearning platform for developing peoples’ competencies through individualized and adaptive learning experiences.
We work on two verticals:
Through our software, we enable companies to provide groundbreaking adaptive and engaging online learning experiences to their employees. Our software is used for compliance, onboarding, trainee programs, and general improvement of employee’s qualifications.
Open learning platform
We are passionate about providing free access to education through partnerships with NGOs. In fact, we’re on a mission to become the world’s leading open learning platform within the social sciences and humanities.
Sign up now and take our free courses to:
Learn about contemporary topics in an international settings with fellow learners from around the world
Expand your knowledge and practice prized competences including intercultural communication, multidisciplinary thinking and problem solving
Become a part of a vibrant online community
Make friends and allies and build lasting relations
For learners and NGO partners
We share with many leading online learning sites a passion for free, high-quality education. At the same time, we fundamentally differentiate ourselves by offering courses within the humanities and social sciences instead of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Despite the urgent need to education our young people in issues such as intercultural communication, migration, environmentalism, physical and mental health etc., such topics are widely overlooked and underrepresented in online learning. We believe the main reason for this is because learning about topics such as human rights and sexuality require people to interact and share opinions and experiences rather than simply looking for a single fact.
Having a built-in social media space makes our e-Learning software uniquely well-positioned to address these topics. As such, we have chosen to partner with leading NGOs and private institutions to offer free courses on seven main themes.
Sexuality and Sexual Health
Learn about sexual health, a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality.
Learn about the moral principles and norms that describe certain standards of human behavior.
Explore how to develop the sustainable models necessary for both the human race and planet Earth to survive.
Education and Travel
Explore everything from the educational system and lifelong learning to learning through personal experiences, such as traveling.
Learn about human migration, the movement by people from one place to another with the intentions of settling in a new location.
Discover the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human societies and cultures, including literature, poetry, and drama.
Mental Health, Self-Confidence and Anti-Bullying
Discover these interdisciplinary topics, covering our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel, and act.
As a partner NGO, not only can you offer courses on our open learning platform for free but you will also receive manuals and other supporting materials on how to use the platform to make a course. Our software is intuitively designed, making the task of creating an online course simpler than ever.
Hosting a course with CanopyLAB allows you to:
Educate the general public and advocate your cause
Extend your outreach to learners from around the world
Connect with passionate learners and build a global network of supporters
Build your brand image as engaging and innovative
"I thought I knew many things about human rights, but this course showed me there are always things going on from which you can learn. An amazing experience with people all over the word, different ideas, having fun and learning all the time!"
Flor Fernandez, Argentina
"During 5 wonderful weeks and friendship with CanopyLAB staff and participants, I met some amazing people who share my point of view. Although I’m not big fan of socializing through the Internet (social networks, Skype, Hangouts and similar), during my time with the other course participants I’ve absolutely changed my mind."
Gordana Nesovic, Serbia
"This is an amazing platform to meet with great, intellectually curious, passionate people from all around the world and discuss interesting topics from different perspectives with amazing facilitators. I really loved by "Gender and Identity" course. Thanks CanopyLAB!"
Sila Karabiber, Turkey
"This course is the best class I have ever taken in my entire life....I also think the course was enhanced even more by the fact that my peers were from across the globe. I got to learn so much about different places in the world, and due to the fact that the class was so international. I got to hear a wealth of different opinions, I also made a ton of friends from across the world. Before this, I never would have had a reason to really interact with people from Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Venezuela, Peru, and the 18 or so other countries."
Cristina Acevedo, Brazil
Unlock the potential of every learner by enabling adaptive and personalized learning experiences online.
"In my work with startups - and previously in my corporate and public work life - I have seldom come across such a bright, hardworking and empathetic team. A team which uniquely can combine tutorial skills, technology and design at the same time. CanopyLAB wants to revolutionize education - for businesses and for the poor. This is a dream team to the better of the world. Go educate yourself!"
Christian M. M. Olufsen
"I invested in CanopyLAB because of the strength of the founding team. With a founder with a PhD in learning and a technical founder, I think my money was well invested. I’m convinced that I’ll get a good return of investment, while also being part of a company that creates large-scale impact. Bringing about positive change is deeply rooted in the CanopyLAB DNA, which was a significant part of my decision to invest in the company."
Did you know that industry leaders admit that they struggle to fill the skills gaps?
According to a recent report by Aberdeen Group, “More than 75% of Industry Leaders admit that they are unable to develop internal talent to equitably fill their emerging skills gaps. While more than half of Industry Leaders offer content for learning and development, only a small percentage are focusing on directing the right employees, to the right content, to improve performance potential, retention, and growth” (Aberdeen Group, 2017).
The report concludes that ensuring that employees have access to training and development opportunities that will invest equally in them and in the company is essential in today’s labor environment. The reports shows that “aligning employee development goals, with the right content and training programs, improves engagement, reduces turnover, increases revenue potential, and leads to an overall higher quality workforce” (Aberdeen Group, 2017).
Work is changing.
According to Bob Keegan from the Harvard Graduate School of Education “Work will increasingly be about adaptive challenges, the ones that artificial intelligence and robots will be less good at meeting. There’s going to be employment for people with growth mindsets, but fixed mindsets are going to be more and more replaceable by machines. We used to say things like, “You’re going to have 6.5 jobs over the course of your career.” We should also be saying, “You’re going to have a number of qualitative shifts in your own growth and capacity over the course of your career.” That might be with the same employer, or it might be with 6.5 different employers.” (McKinsey, 2017).
Are you a digital native?
According to a report by Resetting Horizons, “We’re all digital natives by now.” (Resetting Horizons, 2013). In the report, it is argued that “Mobile technologies and online collaboration tools are transforming how business gets done - and no generation is more comfortable in this virtual work world than Gen Y. As baby boomers retire, recruiting and retaining talent from this generation is becoming increasingly important.” (Resetting Horizons, 2013).
Competence is the new black.
A recent McKinsey report argues that “Digital communications have made remote work commonplace. The gig economy is growing. And advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics could upend the conventional workplace. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, at least 30 percent of the activities associated with the majority of occupations in the United States could be automated—including knowledge tasks previously thought immune” (McKinsey, 2017).
In the report, it it is concluded that “For workers of the future, then, the ability to adapt their skills to the changing needs of the workplace will be critical. Lifelong learning must become the norm - and at the moment, the reality falls far short of the necessity.” (McKinsey, 2017).
Can you guess the size of the eLearning market?
According to a market study by Technavio, “the size of the global corporate eLearning market is predicted to reach an approximate amount of USD 31 billion in revenue by the end of 2020.” (Docebo, 2016).
The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.41% during the 2016 to 2020 period, according to Technavio’s analysts (Docebo, 2016).
According to the report, “Enterprises of different sizes have started considering eLearning as a viable solution to their budget and productivity-related issues, as changing business needs and technology improvements have encouraged the adoption of eLearning solutions at the expense of traditional teaching methods. The introduction of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (known as SMAC) technologies has also facilitated the adoption of eLearning solutions (Docebo, 2016).
Did you know that AI is already being used to mark exam papers?
AI is increasingly being used to mark exam papers - not only multiple choice scanning, but also to assess essays.
The first systems to mark examinations electronically was Assessment21. The software was developed at the University of Manchester with the aim of reducing the expenses associated with administering and marking traditional paper exams.
Another AI system for grading is Gradescope, developed at UC Berkeley. Since its inception, Gradescope has assessed 10 million answers to 100,000 questions across a wide-ranging college curricula (Sandle, 2017).
Meet Jill Watson, Georgia Tech’s first AI teaching assistant.
Jill Watson was built by professor at Georgia Tech, Ashok Goel, using IBM’s Watson platform, which is famously known as the computer that beat two Jeopardy champions. Jill was developed to answer forum posts from students enrolled in an online course. Initially, students in the course did not know that Jill was an AI, although some suspected it as the course itself was on AI (Lipko, 2016).
Using gamification in organizations.
According to Brian Burke, research vice president at Gartner and author of the book Gamify: How Gamification Motivates People to Extraordinary Things, gamification “will become a key part of every organization’s digital business strategy.” Burke argues that gamification “can be used to package motivation and engage many different audiences in many different activities” and highlights that by adopting a digital engagement model over a physical, it is possible to scale and impact more people at a much lower cost (Burke, 2014).
Did you know that studies have shown that publicly sharing your progress can actually help motivate you to accomplish your goals?
According to psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, there are several reasons for this. First, accountability is a huge factor in motivating us. Second, sharing our goals with others allows us to tap into a basic human need for social connection. And finally, positive reinforcement from your social network can motivate you forward to excel (Evans, 2015).