MBD Alchemie, an online education academy of MBD Group is launching an e-learning project in India is an endeavour to become India's mass education offering through dissemination of high quality standardized content across the country. The site is now transitioning itself from being a purely online academy to becoming a knowledge portal.
MBD Alchemie was launched in 2007 with an initial investment of Rs. 20 crore to create a simple Graphic User Interface (GUI) and an excellent Proprietary Learning Management System (LMS) to act as the perfect front-end and backend for the delivery of its content. Today, the company has invested another Rs. 50 crore to transform into a knowledge portal.
The first phase (online academy) was to introduce the courses for students of class 10th & 12th of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and for AIEEE and AIPMT preparation. New course on IIT-JEE, STATE CETs, State Boards (Xth and XIIth), are in the pipeline and will be launched very soon. It is coming up with State Boards of Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnatka. Once the knowledge portal is launched, the curriculum would be available in the respective regional languages as well.
A MBD group spokesman said that with distinctive features like personalized coaching including self paced learning mechanism, self test tool, extensive self-education, online problem solving facility; MBD Alchemie is highly interactive and the instructional interface is very simple.
MBD Alchemie has recently announced its strategic partnership with IBM to launch its definitive knowledge portal. The emphasis is on creating an e-learning atmosphere that is targeted at all, and not limited to students of academics only. The focus will be on offering something to anybody seeking knowledge, be it formal education or learning on any topic.
This portal will provide formal academic learning to the students enabling them to take tests and also to the teachers to provide content and training to the students. It will help parents to gather reports of their wards performance along with the facility to discuss with their mentors areas of improvement. The portal is designed for institutions and authors to collaborate to put the best content and an infrastructure to track every student's performance. It also provides different stake holders the ability to get their employees certified in different vocations.