E-learning solutions have long become the norm for adult learners, complementing their busy lives with the convenience of accessing educational resources whenever they can and wherever they are. However, young learners do not have such a luxury as early education platforms are not that abundant.
While face-to-face education and peer interaction cannot be fully replaced by a digital solution, the latter is crucial for ensuring uninterrupted learning and mastering basic digital skills. The 2020 pandemic has accelerated the need to digitize learning experiences for the youngest learners who could no longer visit libraries or early education centers due to quarantine restrictions.
AWE Learning turned to Redwerk to help them build a SaaS platform for young learners, ages 2-12, from the ground up. They wanted to make their educational resources that were previously hosted through proprietary workstations installed in public libraries accessible to a broader community.
Our major task was to take the AWE Learning Early Literacy Station to the cloud and extend it with must-have SaaS features like reporting, role-based access, subscription and content management.
Redwerk was also fully responsible for the UI/UX design of the SaaS platform and a tablet app, which put to the test our ability to create enticing, intuitive, and inclusive digital experiences for kids and pre-teens.
While SaaS products are smart in that they work on any Internet-enabled device, they require implementing special security mechanisms to protect young users from age-inappropriate content online. We were expected to address this issue and deliver a solution that prioritizes child safety and user data integrity.
Lastly, AWE Learning Platinum Online had to be customizable and scalable. The e-learning industry presupposes a continuous supply of new educational materials; therefore, we had to put in place an easy-to-use content management system so that new resources could be easily integrated into the existing offering.
The ubiquitous digital transformation is testimony to the growing popularity of e-learning solutions. By 2024, global spending on digitalization will surpass 2 trillion dollars. Therefore, when devising the platform’s architecture, we had to consider the likely increase in the number of users and ensure the performance can be scaled in a fuss-free way.