Erlang Solutions: Developing a Global E-Learning Solution Through Collaboration

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Erlang Solutions Limited (ESL) specialises in the open source programming language Erlang, developed by Ericsson, which provides solutions for customers requiring high-availability, high-throughput online systems. They collaborated with the University of Kent on a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop an online global e-learning solution.

The Challenge

ESL sought to provide online e-learning and certification packages, to make training available “anytime/anywhere.”

The Approach

They embarked on a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) in collaboration with the University. Part funded by the Technology Strategy Board and other funding organisations, KTP is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within academic institutions.

Erlang Logo“Working with the University on this KTP has enabled us to grow our training offering, allowing us to provide remote training wherever and whenever our customers need it.”

Francesco Cesarini, Founder and Technical Director at Erlang

The Result

An online global e-learning solution, provide cost effective and flexible high quality training and certification in a scalable manner. The first e-learning course, Erlang Express, was launched in the autumn of 2011, and has attracted registered customers from around the world since its launch. This project has given the Company state of the art expertise in advanced e-learning technologies, as well as in the development of content and delivery of teaching in an e-learning environment. The platform is also being used to support classroom teaching in a form of blended learning.