Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
2013 has definitely been a year of disruption for education, from large potential shifts, such as the rise of Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) Platforms, to ground level movements, starring forward thinking teachers adopting education innovations for tech hungry students. Education has changed continually with the passage of time, and current technology has brought this change to a major turning point. Gen4Web, a startup begun from investor funding just over a year ago, is innovating along with the shifts in education technology and is geared to help others make the transition to next generation learning.
The primary vision of Gen4Web is to combine the innovations of massive, collaborative learning with the intricate potential of effective data management and engaging interactivity. Building from an idea that became a pitch, current Palo Alto High School Senior Eric Manalac, Gen4Web co-founder and CTO, has taken the initiative over the past year to craft Gen4Web into a leading provider of Enhanced Open EdX installations.
Open EdX is an open source e-learning platform originally developed by Harvard and MIT, with the intent of delivering the best in higher education to students around the world. Open EdX has been adopted by other major universities as well, such as the University of California Berkeley and Stanford, as their e-learning platform of choice. Google has also joined this consortium and is contributing code and resources.
Building on the excellent Open EdX platform, Gen4Web has shifted the content to be cross platform, cloud connected, and to incorporate deep gameplay engagement and data tracking abilities. The result is a Learning Management System unlike any other, with elements separate from the EdTech pack, Gen4Web’s Victory EdX.Gen4Web has built entire instillations of Victory EdX for government, industry, and academic clients, and has created a library of quality products for consumers.
Gen4Web’s fall consumer releases built from the Victory EdX framework are their SAT Students Solutions Manual, a mobile tutor to help students study for the SAT and improve scores, and WarGames: Rise of Modern Empires, a mobile game that Gen4Web co-developed with MVE Systems, Inc., a technology company also based in Palo Alto, CA for collaboration between education and play that teaches the dynamics of war in an entirely new and engaging way. These two products will be going head to head with other top innovations at GMIC SV, as Wargames made it to the Top 3 in the Global Game Stars Competition, and in Silicon Valley’s G-Start Up Competition, Gen4Web is ranked among the Top 15.
Gen4Web’s first year has been a busy one, and the team is looking forward to bringing even more to the table in 2014. The SAT Student Solutions Manual is available now for free on iOS and Android devices, and as a PC or MAC download through Gen4Web’s consumer portal, Eric's High School Experience, at ericshs.com. Gen4Web is also eager to continue building installations and elements of Victory EdX for clients, and to pursue funding for continued support and development of its evolutionary EdTech products.
Based in Palo Alto, CA, Gen4Web is a leading provider of Enhanced Open EdX installations and inspirations, with full design, develop, and deployment support for government, industry, and academic clients along with consumer content.
The team behind Gen4Web is led by a duo of Stanford Professors and a seasoned team of mobile application and game developers from the Palo Alto based MVE Systems, Inc., having worked on over 3 billion dollars’ worth of product for EA, Sony, and Microsoft.