Obami

Obami is a social learning platform that provides a secure space for people to create or join learning communities so that educators and learners can connect, create, share, and learn from each other.
2009South Africa

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting

Obami is a free and secure web-based platform that facilitates communication between learners, teachers, parents, and educational administrators. The platform is accessible through the web, mobile phone, SMS or email. It seeks to combine social networking tools with a virtual learning environment, and recreates online communities that exist in real school life e.g. science class. Obami allows for content delivery by enabling users to directly upload a variety of resources aligned with the curriculum, e.g. PDFs, presentations, videos, newsletters, etc. The platform similarly allows for the uploading and sharing of materials related to other key topics of interest for student knowledge building, such as AIDS awareness and education programs, as well as anti-rape and abuse campaigns.

Beyond content delivery, Obami facilitates communication between the various users through a variety of channels (Obami messages, instant messaging, SMS, etc.) Moreover, Obami provides teaching and learning features as well as assignment and test assessment tools. A bank of pre-loaded educational resources provided by partners already exists and teachers are able to upload their own content. Obami is also in the process of digitizing National Senior Certificate examination papers to be uploaded onto the platform. Only registered schools are able to join the community. Additionally, Obami’s software has been customized to automatically reflect the network of each school. As soon as a student registers, for example, he/she will be able to interact with everyone in his/her grade, as well as with any of his/her teachers.

Obami seeks to support the development of 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and knowledge building skills. 

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