Alelo was named to the Outsell 250 list of young, emerging companies, and was nominated for Outsell’s 30 to Watch.
Outsell is a research and advisory firm focusing on data, media, technology and information. Each year their Information Industry Outlook report publishes a list of Companies to Watch — both established companies and emerging growth companies. Candidates are selected through a nomination process involving Outsell’s Leadership Council and the industry at large.
Alelo CEO Lewis Johnson said, “Alelo is pleased and honored to be included in the Outsell 250, and considered for the list of 30 to Watch. We believe it recognizes Alelo’s innovative learning method, as well as our Enskill platform that is providing making this method available to students around the world.”
Alelo’s cloud-based Enskill platform provides highly effective skills learning and retention for less than $40 per learner per month. The Alelo learning method is based on immersive simulations of real-world situations and tasks where learners practice and explore alternatives in safe environments, building confidence and ensuring long-term retention. The virtual role-play scenarios are built with advances in cognitive computing that include artificially intelligent virtual characters that challenge and motivate in game-like interactions that appeal to “digital natives”. By playing different roles, learners develop an understanding of other people’s perspectives. Unscripted dialogs between learners and the virtual role-players foster learning by pressing learners to think what to do and why, instead of choosing from multiple-choice prompts.
Alelo creates learning solutions that help people acquire new skills and apply them when it counts, changing the way people communicate. The company has been delivering virtual role-play solutions for learning communication skills using virtual role-play technology since it spun out as a DARPA-funded research project from the University of Southern California. Over 200,000 U.S., Australian and NATO forces have trained to date with Alelo-created immersive, role-playing courses. Successes include the first Marine battalion to return from Iraq without any combat fatalities partially due to learning Arabic language and culture with an Alelo course. Alelo’s cloud-based Enskill platform makes virtual role-play available to learners around the work.