Alelo

Artificial Intelligence Avatar-Based Training

Alelo

Artificial Intelligence Avatar-Based Training

Los Angeles, CA
Technology
A world leader in AI avatar-based simulation training for government and academic applications is now expanding its global offerings into the high-demand need for corporate training and skilling. With a shift towards remote learning due to COVID-19, Alelo’s experiential training methods are transforming how people learn online.

$539,515

raised
866
Investors
$10.5M
Valuation
$0.69
Price per Share
$276.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
4
Days Left

$539,515

raised
866
Investors
$10.5M
Valuation
$0.69
Price per Share
$276.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
4
Days Left

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Get the Exclusive 1-Year Subscription and Investor Video Conference perks, plus a bonus gift subscription for someone you know to Enskill® EPC or Enskill® English to hone his/her communication skills with our AI avatars.
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Reasons to Invest

Billions of employees and students across the globe do not get the training and education they need due to the high cost of quality learning. Alelo delivers quality learning at a fraction of the cost.
With over a decade of experience delivering avatar-based learning for government and academia, Alelo is a technological leader in artificial intelligence and intelligent tutoring through pedagogical agents. We are uniquely qualified to deliver advanced AI solutions in the new era of technology-driven training and education.
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving demand for effective online learning and the rapid reskilling of displaced workers. Alelo has been ahead of the curve on remote learning and rapid skilling and is poised to meet this vital and growing demand

A Note from Lewis Johnson, Alelo President and CEO


“Who is Alelo?”

We’re not a startup. I founded Alelo in 2006 to help people realize their potential using artificial intelligence and experiential learning. With over 500,000 users, we are the world leader in AI avatar-based training and education. Since our inception, Alelo has generated over $55 million in revenue. 


Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Staff J7, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, the Office of Naval Research, NATO and the governments of Australia, Germany and the UK. Our academic customers include major universities across the globe. Alelo products are required training for military personnel deploying overseas to 86 countries.


“Why is Alelo poised to succeed?”


  •  Alelo’s AI avatar-based products reduce learning costs while improving effectiveness when compared to conventional training and education. Our extensive experience in government and academic applications consistently proves this.
  • Alelo’s training products are more than state-of-the-art technology. They’re built on a comprehensive knowledge base of pedagogy, language, culture, behavior, and gestures. 
  • Our established products for government and academic applications provide us with a stable fiscal platform for growth into the corporate market. We expect the government and academic markets to grow as well. 

 

Lewis Johnson

President and CEO, Alelo


*Revenue data included in this campaign incorporates revenues from Alelo Inc. and its subsidiary, Alelo TLT, LLC

The Problem


Current learning methods cannot meet the demand for the education and training market

The education and training market is a $6.5 trillion market and is expected to grow to $8 trillion by 2025. Yet despite its size and growing demands, learning methods – particularly in education – have changed very little over the last decade.


Today’s antiquated learning methods struggle to provide effective learning at scale. Forty-two percent of U.S. corporations say that in-house training programs are too expensive to teach workers necessary skills. Educational institutions and schools are scrambling to engage – let alone teach – students online.

The Solution


AI-driven avatars that personalize online instruction at scale and humanize interactions to make learning engaging

Can you imagine a world where every learner has an avatar-based teaching assistant or trainer that engages in real dialogue and provides personalized instruction? We can.


Alelo’s revolutionary, patent-pending technology engages learners in interactive online conversations with socially intelligent virtual humans in realistic settings. Responses to avatars direct the simulation’s individualized path. Learners receive immediate feedback and personal instruction in areas where they need to improve. They practice in private as often as they like on a mobile device, desktop, or virtual reality headset. It’s like having a personal tutor, available at any time, but at a cost that can be up to 75X less than one-on-one instruction*.

Alelo avatar-based learning is scalable. Tiered subscription-based pricing makes it more cost-effective as you add learners. And there’s no expensive equipment to buy. 


*One-on-one coaches make up to $607/hour on average. Compare that to $8 for one enterprise learner to use an Alelo avatar for a month.


Alelo's patented AI training and education products

ENSKILL® HR

Enterprise Training & Skilling

  • Upskills and reskills workers faster, quickly closing the skills gap in organizations
  • Improves relationships with customers, buyers, and co-workers
  • Assesses and develops leadership skills more effectively
  • Attracts and retains workers with better training and career advancement opportunities

Online role-playing with interactive AI avatars in authentic workplace scenarios gives workers experience applying new skills. It is as close as workers can get to real on-the-job training, but in a controlled setting where outcomes are assessed, measured, and improved.

Watch Enskill® HR in action

ENSKILL® ED

Online Education

  • Accelerate student learning and improve engagement
  • Reduce teacher workloads while making their work more rewarding
  • Lower costs for remote and hybrid learning

Students learn through online role-playing with avatars. Performance can be tracked at the institution, class, or student level, making it easy to identify students falling behind. Enskill Ed products are effective in small or large classes and can be scaled with minimum cost. Enskill® English has been used in 21 countries.

Watch Enskill® ED in action

CUSTOMIZED

Government Personnel Training

  • Faster, more effective culture and language training for overseas deployments
  • Reduces conflict and saves lives

Alelo leads the industry in virtual culture and language training for government personnel on overseas deployment. Using avatar-based and game-based training, learners improve how to communicate with local populations faster, more effectively and at lower cost than conventional training. Alelo is required training for U.S. personnel deploying overseas to 86 countries.

Watch government training in action

The Market


We're pursuing 3 different markets

Our Traction


We've already secured high-profile customers and awards

What We Do


The Business Model


Alelo SaaS business model

Customers pay Alelo a subscription fee based on the number of learners using the platform. Compared to traditional training methods, Alelo's tiered pricing reduces the cost-per-person and lowers total costs. Every learner gets the same high-standard of AI-based training with ample practice and personalized, real-time feedback. Customers can affordably scale the training throughout their organization without compromising quality.

The Vision


Our vision for the future

We envision a world where all learning is available online and delivered using AI avatars. Every learner will get the personalized instruction they need, when and where they need it. Organizations around the world will use Alelo tools to create their own avatar-based training simulations, and use Alelo's servers to deliver them to their employees. This will make Alelo the platform of choice for experiential learning.

Why Invest


Help reskill displaced job candidates and upskill workers

Your investment will be used to enhance Enskill to address the needs of reskilling workers, as well as develop reskilling products. A new healthcare product will quickly train underserved job candidates with the needed skills for a career as a Community Health Worker. A new manufacturing product will use Alelo’s award-winning Enskill English to equip English as a second language (ESL) entry-level workers with the basic English skills needed to thrive in a position and advance careers. 

Our AI training works...

In the Press

Alelo and RoboKind Win Grant to Develop Robots for Language Learning
August 27, 2013

Alelo Inc., together with RoboKind and Curious Lab LLC, has won a contract from the National Science Foundation to develop and evaluate a lifelike conversational robot to help children learn foreign languages.

US Army selects new 'Game for Training' solution
July 16, 2013

A team headed by Calytrix Technologies will supply the US Army with a next-generation game-based training technology. The five year contract was awarded under the army’s ‘Games for Training’ (GFT) programme. The team includes Calytrix, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), SimCentric and Alelo.

Alelo Scores New Afghan Language Win
September 11, 2007

The United States Army has contracted Tactical Language Training LLC, a subsidiary of Alelo Inc., to develop the Tactical Dari Language & Culture Training System. When released in 2008, it will join the company’s courses for Iraqi Arabic, Pashto and French.

ISI-Developed Tactical Iraqi Now a Standard Tool for Troops
December 4, 2006

After extensive evaluations by the U.S. Armed Forces, a novel PC-based videogame originally conceived at the USC Information Sciences Institute and soon to be Alelo educates thousands of officers and enlisted personnel on how to communicate in Iraq safely, effectively, and with cultural sensitivity.

TILT: Language Learning Via Video Gaming
January 22, 2007

Caserma Ederle's Battle Command Training Center provides Alelo's "virtual" Iraqis to train Soldiers in language proficiency and cultural awareness through computer video games with animated characters and life-like simulations that emphasize missions they'll conduct downrange.

Alelo Releases Training Software
April 23, 2007

Alelo Inc. has released the Tactical Pashto Language & Culture Training System to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

Interview with W. Lewis Johnson, Founder of Alelo
October 11, 2006

Alelo, a startup and University of Southern California spinout, is developing interactive games used by the military. We spoke with Dr. W. Lewis Johnson, CEO of Alelo, about the firm's technology and plans.

Alelo wins top serious game award
December 20, 2007

Los Angeles-based Alelo Inc. has been recognized at the 2007 Interservice Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference with a top award.

Alelo Gets Voice of America Contract
November 6, 2008

Los Angeles-based Alelo, the USC spinout which is developing "serious" games to teach languages and cultures, has scored a contract with the Voice of America. Alelo TLT LLC has been contracted to develop an interactive, Web-based learning portal for learners of English as a second language.

Alelo Has a Busy Summer
August 10, 2010

Alelo has been recognized for its effective language training modules with a recent contract from the Joint Forces Command to develop a Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT) for Afghanistan, a program to help U.S. forces preparing to deploy to the Mideast nation.

Language and Culture; Training the Critical Soft Skills
May 2, 2018

Alelo’s most widely used military e-learning products are the VCAT (Virtual Cultural Awareness Training) courses, which may be accessed on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO).

West Coast tech firm opens shop in Suffolk
November 30, 2009

Alelo, a Los Angeles-based technology firm born out of a research project at the University of Southern California, has expanded to the East Coast with an office in Suffolk. It hopes to grow its client base and immerse itself in the modeling and simulation community in Hampton Roads.

Virginia Government Agencies and Schools Honored with Technology Awards
September 29, 2011

The Virginia Department of Education (DOE) took home the top prize in the category of “Innovation in K-12 Education. The course, developed by Virtual Virginia and Alelo Inc., involves using “virtual humans” that interact with a learner using automated speech recognition and multimedia content.

L.A. Video Game Company Teaches Soldiers How to Survive a Foreign Culture
December 12, 2013

Alelo's 40 or so employees include linguists, anthropologists, game designers, videographers, researchers and 3-D animators. The company also takes advantage of its location in one of the most diverse cities on the planet.

Alelo Lands Ambassador Bremer For Board
February 13, 2012

Alelo said last week that it has added Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, to its board. Bremer was most recently the American Ambassador to the Netherlands, Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-Terrorism, and Presidential Envoy to Iraq.

Alelo Inc. Awarded Contracts to Develop New Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers
October 4, 2012

Alelo Inc., a leading creator of language and culture training solutions, has been awarded contracts to develop four new Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers (VCATs) focused on the regions of Central America, the Caribbean, China and Southeast Asia.

DLNSEO sponsors Alelo to develop VCAT Caribbean for J7
June 24, 2014

VCAT Caribbean is the latest delivery in the series of Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers designed to help trainees develop true intercultural competence.

7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education
April 6, 2015

With an award from NSF, W. Lewis Johnson and his team at Alelo (a Hawaiian word that means “language” or “tongue”) developed a range of products to teach cross-cultural communication using virtual worlds.

Alelo Highlights at I/ITSEC Advances in Competency-Based Training and Education
November 19, 2015

Alelo Inc. showcases its latest advances in competency-based training and education at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando from November 30 to December 4.

ONR Awards $3M Contract to Aptima to Develop Adaptive Language Learning Technology
June 21, 2016

Recognizing the unmet need for effective, inexpensive foreign-language learning, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded a $3 million contract to Aptima, Inc. and Alelo Inc. to develop ALLEARN, a system to accelerate foreign-language learning using artificial intelligence technologies.

Alelo: An Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Success Story
July 28, 2016

The U.S. Air Force recently recognized Alelo’s Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers (VCATs) as a success story funded by its Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, and produced a video showcasing the success.

Alelo: Taking Learning and Development to the Next Level
December 6, 2018

In an interview with Insights Success, the Co-founder and CEO of Alelo, Lewis Johnson shares the key insights over his organization’s journey and its specialized solutions and services. Insights Success recognizes Alelo as one of the most trusted simulation solution provider of 2018.

Perspective-Taking Skills for a Multigenerational Workforce
February 16, 2016

Alelo’s CEO W. Lewis Johnson and applied anthropologist Asya Anderson have teamed up to discuss the importance of perspective-taking skills in the latest edition of TD Magazine. Using the tools of social science, they tackle the issue of communication in a multigenerational workforce.

Lester Wins 2017 IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award
May 10, 2017

IFAAMAS (the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) has selected an article co-authored by Dr. James Lester of NC State University Dr. Lewis Johnson of Alelo, and the late Dr. Jeff Rickel of USC as a recipient of the 2017 Influential Paper Award.

Meet Lewis Johnson of Alelo in Westchester
November 28, 2017

Lewis, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

Alelo Announces Webinar Series on the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education and Professional Training
May 18, 2018

The webinars are designed to help ed-tech innovators, investors and industry practitioners get past the hype and understand AI’s true potential

SIIA’s TechChats: W. Lewis Johnson, Ph.D | Co-Founder and Board Member, Alelo
June 15, 2018

Dr. W. Lewis Johnson co-founded Alelo in 2005 as a spinout of the University of Southern California, under his leadership Alelo has developed into a major producer of innovative learning products focusing on communication skills.

Pedagogical Agents: Back to the Future
July 1, 2018

Alelo Inc.'s pedagogical agents are becoming personalized, lifelong learning companions

Need Some Cultural Sensitivity Training? Your AI Guide Can Help
October 11, 2018

A virtual avatar is on the screen in front of me, blinking occasionally and moving ever so slightly to plant the concept that she's real inside my brain. I try a language comprehension lesson; the avatar smiles and nods.

Alelo wins US DoD VCATs contract
October 5, 2018

Alelo won a multi-year, $8-million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) to expand and enhance its suite of Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers (VCATs).

Alelo and eThink Education Partner to Deliver AI-Based Life-like Immersive Learning Experiences
January 15, 2019

Alelo Inc. and eThink Education LLC have partnered to create and deliver AI-driven online learning solutions to organizations and learning institutions around the world.

AI-Driven Learning Product Co-Developed by Laureate Education and Alelo is Finalist for British Council Digital Innovation Award
June 4, 2019

Laureate English course by Laureate Education, Inc. and Alelo Inc. is a finalist for the British Council’s ELTons Award for Digital Innovation in English Language Teaching. Laureate English was selected from among 150 award entries from 45 countries.

Alelo Announces New Platform for Learning Communication Skills in AI Simulations
December 5, 2019

Patent-pending speech and language technologies create realistic AI-based simulations in which learners practice communicating with AI avatars.

Alelo’s AI Simulations are being used around the world to Practice and Assess Communication Skills
January 27, 2020

CEOCFO: Why pay attention to Alelo? Why is the company important? Dr. Johnson: We have a potential to really make a difference in a critical area in learning, in training and education for communication skills.

Offering Summary


Company

:

Alelo Inc.

Corporate Address

:

5200 W Century Blvd. Suite 290, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.48

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.56

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$276.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

14,492

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,550,724

Price per Share

:

$0.69

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$10,478,800.92











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based Perks

72-Hour Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive additional bonus shares equal to 15% of the shares you purchased.

One-Week Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive an additional 10% of the shares you purchased.

Two-Week Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive an additional 5% of the bonus shares you purchased.

Amount-Based Perks*

$500 – Exclusive 1-Year Subscription

Normally only available to corporate clients, get an exclusive 1-year individual subscription to Enskill® EPC or Enskill® English to hone your communication skills with our AI avatars.

$1,000 – Investor Video Conference

Get the Exclusive 1-Year Subscription perk plus get insider information on Alelo in the quarterly Investor Video Conference, including what’s new with Alelo, advancements in Alelo’s cutting-edge technology, and Alelo’s vision moving forward. 

$1,500 – Bonus Gift Subscription

Get the Exclusive 1-Year Subscription and Investor Video Conference perks, plus a bonus gift subscription for someone you know to Enskill® EPC or Enskill® English to hone his/her communication skills with our AI avatars.

$10,000 – Company Tour + Avatar in Your Image

Spend the night at the Luxe Sunset or Luxe Rodeo Drive and tour Alelo. Plus get an avatar made in your image! Share it by phone or social media, and we’ll even use your avatar in our products, if you agree. Airfare to Los Angeles not included.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Alelo Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering (the “10% Bonus”). For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $0.69 / share, you will receive an extra 10 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own a total of 110 shares of Common Stock for $69. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the Company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

* All of the foregoing perks occur when the offering is completed.

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each investor shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the investor’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the investor, (i) vote all securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the investor pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the investor is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the investor and, so long as the investor is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the investor or any other entity holding the securities. However, this proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000:

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$455,722.00 USD
$669,028.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$39,069.00 USD
$20,839.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$10,388.00 USD
$193,651.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$1,958,422.00 USD
$2,074,065.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$250,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,411,771.00 USD
$1,850,517.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$523,847.00 USD
$691,836.00 USD
Taxes Paid
-$130.00 USD
$3,220.00 USD
Net Income
-$514,746.00 USD
-$582,914.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

10 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Alelo has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Alelo be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Alelo CEO Shares Artificial Intelligence Expertise at The Learning Ideas Conference

17 days ago

As a global thought leader in the artificial intelligence space for learning, Alelo CEO Dr. Lewis Johnson was invited to speak at The Learning Ideas Conference 2021. 

For highlights from the conference talk, including how Alelo has used its AI technology during COVID-19 to solve teaching problems, how teachers should approach the use of educational technology post-COVID, and what excites Dr. Johnson most about the possibilities for ed tech in the future, listen to this 13-minute podcast starting at time stamp 32:45. A follow-up full-length podcast with more detail will be published on July 28.

The conference is sponsored by iELA which just named Alelo runner-up in the 2021 International E-Learning Awards. 

Dr. Johnson is internationally recognized in the area of artificial intelligence in education and is the recipient of multiple awards, including the prestigious AAMAS Influential Paper Award for groundbreaking research on animated pedagogical agents.

Here are some of Dr. Lewis’s publications:

Johnson, W.L. (2019). Data-driven development and evaluation of Enskill English. Int. Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education 29(3), 425-457.

Johnson, W.L. and Lester, J.C. (2018). Pedagogical Agents: Back to the Future. AI Magazine 39(2), 33-43.

Johnson, W.L. and Lester, J.C. (2016). Face-to-Face Interaction with Pedagogical Agents, Twenty Years Later. Int. J. AI in Education 26(1), 25-36.

Johnson, W.L. (2015). Constructing Virtual Role-Play Simulations. in R Sottilare, A. Graesser, X. Hu, K. Brawner (Eds,), Design Recommendations for Adaptive Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Authoring Tools (Volume 3), 211-226. US Army Research Laboratory, Orlando.

Johnson, W.L. (2012). The art and science of developing intercultural competence. In P.J. Durlach & A.M. Lesgold (Eds.), Adaptive Technologies for Training and Education. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Johnson, W.L. (2010). Serious use of a serious game for language learning. Int. J. of Artificial Intelligence in Ed. 20.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

19 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Alelo has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Alelo be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Alelo Wins Runner-Up in the International E-Learning Award, Second Only to Microsoft Corporation

about 1 month ago

Alelo’s Enskill® platform with its avatar-based artificial intelligence learning wins an International E-Learning Award from the International E-Learning Association (IELA) for educational soundness, effectiveness, usability, and overall significance. We were in good company, second only to Microsoft Corporation. 

Using cutting-edge natural language processing and speech recognition, Enskill personalizes online learning by allowing learners to engage in interactive conversations with avatars in real settings. Their performance with the avatars leads to personalized exercises for improvement. Rather than just acquire knowledge, learners learn by doing in these realistic simulations. It’s as close as one can get to real on-the-job training, but with outcomes that can be assessed, measured, and improved. It’s particularly effective for jobs that require face-to-face communication skills like patient communications, customer service, sales, and managers.

The IELA advances the research and practice of e-learning in the classroom and the workplace. Members from every continent include professionals, researchers, and students in business, industry, government and academia. The International E-Learning Awards are given each year for the best work in e-learning, mobile learning, and blended learning. 

Alelo is dedicated to using advanced technology to deliver high-quality, personalized learning at scale. We’re proud to receive this recognition by IELA for our efforts.

Alelo Launches Avatar-Based Online Course to Meet Surging Demand for Healthcare Workers and Rapidly Train Disadvantaged Workers

about 1 month ago

In March 2021 the US economy added 916,000 jobs but only 7,000 went to workers with high school diplomas but no college degree. Alelo’s technology has the potential to change that, rapidly building new skills that lead to higher paying jobs with upward career potential.

On May 10th Alelo launched its technology-driven reskilling course to a pilot group of unemployed and underemployed individuals without a college degree in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The trainees will reskill over eight weeks for a job as a Community Health Worker (CHW) by role-playing online with AI-driven avatars. 

“Role-playing with avatars in realistic settings allows candidates to apply real-world skills without leaving a desk. When encountering real-world scenarios, trainees are confident and adept,” says Alelo CEO, Dr. W. Lewis Johnson. “The artificial intelligence adapts role-playing simulations to each trainee, concentrating on only areas of need. Role-playing combined with personalized learning is how we cut training that traditionally takes over a year to just eight weeks,” adds Johnson. 

CHWs work in the community to promote public health and help patients gain access to healthcare and social services. They played critical roles in every phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to play important roles in promoting vaccinations, helping patients with chronic care needs, and responding to new outbreaks of infectious disease. They are important members of healthcare and public health teams. CHWs often go on to pursue a variety of careers in healthcare and public health.

In partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Alelo will offer the eight-week CHW course every Monday to small cohorts of up to thirty eligible Hampton Roads candidates at no cost. The first cohort completes training on July 2nd, at which time the Workforce Council and Alelo will arrange interviews with local healthcare employers. 

One candidate from the first cohort explains, “I decided to sign up because I am trying to transition from a career in the shipyard to one in healthcare. I have already successfully passed my PCA classes and feel this class would help broaden my opportunities in the healthcare field. I'm hopeful that entering the healthcare field with more than a PCA certificate will also help me to enter the field with a more rewarding salary that will allow me to continue to support my children without pulling us down further into poverty.”

Initial funding for the training and placement came from the XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling competition sponsored by New Profit, which paired Alelo and the Workforce Council. Alelo is looking for partners to expand the training to other high-needs cities. Once Alelo training receives state certification additional candidates will be trained using Federal workforce innovation funds. 

The product will also be customized and sold to healthcare providers looking to upskill or improve patient communication skills in existing employees. 


New Faces Onboard at Alelo

about 1 month ago

Alelo welcomes two additions to our new reskilling product team. Both team members will help roll out reskilling solutions to the corporate market, specifically our new Community Health Worker training course and placement program to healthcare providers and employers.

 

Katie Robinson, Community Health Worker Instructor

Katie leads the class instruction for our new Community Health Worker course. Trainees in the course role-play online with artificially intelligent avatars in realistic workplace scenarios to learn vital on-the-job skills. The AI-driven simulations deliver personalized exercises in only areas of improvement. Katie hosts weekly webinars introducing each topic to be practiced with an avatar. She then monitors role-playing performance through a dashboard to identify trainees who may be struggling. This makes it possible for Katie to support a large number of trainees, focusing on only those who need help. After the avatar-led course, Katie will validate that trainees have mastered competencies and are ready for the field.

Katie has been board certified in hospice and palliative nursing since 2011. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in executive nurse leadership in 2018, followed by a Ph.D. in Nursing with a research specialty in palliative and end of life care in 2020. Katie began teaching at San Diego City College in 2018 and is currently an Assistant Professor and Community Health Course Lead at California State University, San Marcos. Katie takes pride in building a career outside the four walls of a hospital, meeting clients and families wherever they call home.

 

Ashley Carreira, Community Health Worker Program Navigator

Ashley helps find, vet, and onboard candidates for the Community Health Worker course. She makes sure candidates have a smooth online experience with our technology and arranges peer exercises with other trainees. At course completion, Ashley works with employers to place candidates in jobs and follows candidates for 90 days after hire to ensure success in the new position.

Ashley has nine years of work experience in various public health sectors and has served as a community health educator, a case manager, and a care coordinator. Her career focus has been on community education and prevention efforts, and she has worked on the COVID-19 pandemic response. She received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health followed by a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

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Alelo Launches Flagship Corporate Training Product in 5 Days!

3 months ago

Alelo has long been the world-leader in avatar-based experiential learning for academia and government. Now we’re pleased to release our flagship product for the corporate market on Monday, May 10th. The new product will focus on upskilling and reskilling workers at least twice as fast as conventional training methods.

While the product technology will work for many industries, our first industry of focus is public health. Working in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Alelo’s new Community Health Worker Reskilling program will train unemployed and underemployed workers in Hampton Roads, Virginia to be public health workers in eight weeks. “This course not only places workers without a college education in jobs with a living wage and high career potential, but it also meets the critical shortage of public health workers in our local communities“ explains Alelo CEO, Dr. W. Lewis Johnson. The program provides guaranteed job interviews with local employers, and ongoing support for 90 days after hire to ensure candidate success. “We’re proud to be a part of a program doing so much good,” continues Johnson.

With the help of non-profit sponsors, Alelo is looking to expand the Community Health Worker Reskilling program in other cities where low-wage workers are disproportionately unemployed or underemployed. 

Alelo will soon be tackling the manufacturing market with a second upskilling product. Lack of language skills in English-as-a-second-language manufacturing workers can impact safety, quality, and job advancement. Leveraging Alelo’s award-winning Enskill® English program, Alelo will offer manufacturers a quick way to upskill workers with the English skills needed on the job. The product is expected to release in the next couple of months.

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Alelo Offers Job Training for Free to 350 Displaced Workers in Hampton Roads, Virginia

3 months ago

To meet the surging demand for healthcare workers in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area – and provide new career opportunities in healthcare for the unemployed and underemployed – Alelo is providing free job training for COVID-19 public-health response at no charge to 350 displaced workers beginning in May.

Working in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council to meet the medical and economic challenges of COVID-19, Alelo is offering free access to its patented cloud-based AI simulations that can train new public-health workers quickly and effectively. 

Using Alelo’s free 8-week training program, job candidates will engage in interactive conversations with socially intelligent virtual humans in a realistic community setting as they learn and practice vital on-the-job skills. These low-stress interactions will build confidence and retention for applying knowledge in the field. 

COVID-19 has hurt some communities more than others. Alelo’s training will help to combat these outcomes by making sure that new public-health workers have the diversity of cultural skills they need.

Alelo plans to expand free job training programs to other industries later in the year with the help of sponsors.


You're Invited: Webinar on Alelo’s Rapid Reskilling Initiative for Public Health Workers

3 months ago

Find out about an exciting new artificial intelligence training product from Alelo. Join us for a webinar on how Alelo’s online rapid-skilling product is being used to meet the shortage of health care workers responding to COVID-19.

We’ll discuss our pilot program in collaboration with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council that reskills displaced workers in Hampton Roads, Virginia for jobs as Community Health Workers. Once the training approach is proven effective, we plan to apply the method to other occupations and expand globally to help address the worldwide shortage of health care workers.we plan to apply it to other occupations and replicate it globally. This rapid training capability will make it possible to quickly build local health system capacity to combat new health emergencies, whenever and wherever they emerge.

Choose from two live webinar dates and register to save your spot:

April 21, 2021, 10 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET, Register

April 22, 2021, 10 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET, Register

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Alelo CEO Lewis Johnson to Present Via Livestream to the European Association for Local Democracy

4 months ago

On March 25th, the European Association for Local Democracy will feature Alelo CEO Lewis Johnson in a livestream to their 350+ members in 45 countries on the digitization of education and training post-COVID. Watch live here: https://www.facebook.com/ALDA.Europe

Alelo's breakthrough AI training technology is a top ten contender in the XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling competition!

5 months ago

Alelo Inc. has been selected as a Qualified Team in the prestigious XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling sponsored by New Profit competition, placing the firm's innovative AI training solutions among the top ten in a field of 118 entrants. Created to find innovative solutions to quickly train under-resourced workers for the digital revolution, XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling is a $5 million, 30-month competition offering $100,000 to Qualified Teams and $1.5 million to the team that best meets this vital goal. The final winner will be chosen in the first quarter of 2023.  

“Through our avatar-based AI training, we’ve prepared U.S. overseas personnel deploying to 80 countries with crucial language skills and cultural competence in under 45 hours,” said Lewis Johnson, Alelo CEO. “We’re now applying the same fast and cost-effective training methods to close the skills gap for low-income, minority, and immigrant populations.” 

Alelo’s exclusive avatar-based training AI technology offers two initial paths forward for under-resourced workers. 

First, Alelo’s fast and cost-effective skills development is uniquely suited to meet the surging demand for training public health personnel created by the COVID-19 crisis. Second, Alelo’s award-winning Enskill® English training technology can improve the performance, career advancement, and safety of entry-level manufacturing workers with English as a second language. 

Additional training programs will be developed throughout the competition.

Learn more about Team Alelo’s rapid reskilling initiative.

YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED. The Top 8 Questions Investors Ask Alelo.

5 months ago

We recently held a webinar to learn your most pressing investment questions about Alelo. The top eight questions are answered below.

1.       The online training space is crowded. What makes you different? 

Most online training solutions are incapable of personalizing learning at scale and are behind the times in technological advancement. Alelo uses AI to create learning products that are uniquely effective in helping people quickly learn new skills. Our patented technology combines simulated real-life interpersonal interactions, automated assessments, personalized instruction, and analytics. Our data-driven, machine learning approach enables us to continuously optimize training to address learner needs. It also helps us maintain our first-mover advantage.

  1. Do you sell to businesses or consumers?

Businesses. We sell Alelo products to corporations, educational institutions, and governments. 

  1. Where do you see your biggest opportunity?

An immediate opportunity is rapid skills development for healthcare jobs where strong interpersonal skills are critical. In the first half of 2021, we will release a certification program for Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are tracing COVID-19 contacts, promoting vaccination compliance, and more. There is enormous short-term growth and revenue potential in expanding to CHWs dealing with aging patients, patients with neurological disorders, and hospital-discharge patients. Alelo CHW programs will cut certification time in half and arm workers with communication skills to be productive in the field faster. Longer-term, there is massive potential to expand to industries such as hospitality and retail where the challenge of readying front-line employees for real-life customer interactions – at scale and cost-effectively – can only be met with advanced AI technology such as Alelo’s.

  1. Why should I invest in your company?

Because education and training is a trillion-dollar global market with outdated learning methodologies and inadequate technological solutions. The pandemic has accelerated the move to software-based learning, and Alelo brings a technological offering unmatched by any competitor. Furthermore, Alelo passes four risk criteria often used by angel investors and venture capitalists. First, the market is very large. Billions of workers and students worldwide lack the training and education they need due to the high cost of quality learning. Second, Alelo has the right team. While small, Alelo’s team is experienced in the areas that matter – technology, pedagogy, marketing, sales, and finance. Third, Alelo de-risks the production of its technology solutions. We invented AI-based avatar technology and have demonstrated with over 500,000 learners that it can be implemented effectively and efficiently. Fourth, we are financially stable. Alelo has a 15-year track record of prudent financial management. 

  1. Will you allow companies to develop their content on your platform and white-label learning?

Yes. There are two ways we make money: develop courses and sell subscriptions, and license our platform and help organizations develop their content. Ideal partners for licensing Alelo’s platform include educational publishers, enterprise organizations, and government entities.  

  1. Who are your main competitors?

Our products compete with traditional training methods like classroom instruction and static online learning. For this reason, we see our competitors as potential partners who can modernize their offerings by integrating Alelo’s advanced technology. Companies like Duolingo and VIPKid in the language space or Udacity and Coursera in the training and development space have solid programs, but they lack capabilities that only Alelo’s AI-based avatar simulations can provide. Rather than compete with them, we would like to empower their content with Alelo’s technological innovation.

  1. Do you amortize the initial development costs of new products and if so how does amortization affect profitability?

We amortize products that we develop ourselves and sell directly to a market. We invest the development dollars upfront and recover expenses through subscription fees. The objective is to scale usage quickly from multiple customers to generate revenue and lower cost-per-user for operating the service. If an organization requests custom development, we recoup all development costs upfront.

  1. What is your global footprint?

Alelo language and culture products are expanding globally. Latin America is an area of focus due to the low barriers of entry. There we have both resellers and direct customers. We added resellers in the Arabian Gulf, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, and South Africa in the last year. Growth plans include Europe and eventually China. In the U.S., Alelo’s culture and language training are mandatory for military personnel deploying to 86 countries. 

 

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Four School Districts Review Alelo AI Teaching Assistants

6 months ago


Four technology-forward K-12 school districts reviewed Alelo’s artificial intelligence avatars for teaching students. Here are some highlights:


“In one sentence, Alelo has created a REVOLUTIONARY product! So innovative, so applicable, so relevant, and so timely! Kudos to Alelo’s development team!”

Dr. Jasna Aliefendic, Technology Applications Coordinator, 

Teaching & Learning Development

Garland Independent School District, Texas

 

“We will keep an eye on Alelo because they have a great vision, and as their offerings increase, their value will multiply exponentially. The intended benefits of their approach and results are needed in our schools today and will remain a need for the foreseeable future.”

Kahle Charles, Assistant Superintendent, Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction

Joe McBreen, Technology Consultant (former CIO)

St. Vrain Valley Schools, Colorado

 

“Pedagogical agents have been shown to have very positive effects on student learning and personalization and this was 2007. The addition of AI takes it to a whole new level.”

Travis Taylor, Ph.D., Instructional Technology Specialist, 

Department of Instructional Technology

Little Rock School District, Arkansas

 

“Where we could see real traction for teachers is through Alelo’s A.I. which can use failure points from users to adapt. This is a higher definition of A.I. than we see in most educational offerings who are merely using coded branch logic but not flagging error points to build out.”

 Learning Counsel Analyst

 

Read the full review from The Learning Counsel to learn more about how Alelo’s breakthrough avatar technology is “coming to the rescue of teachers”.

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You’re Invited: Webinar on Why Alelo is a Great Investment Opportunity

6 months ago

Hello, Alelo followers on StartEngine! To allow you to learn more about Alelo as an investment, we’re hosting a webinar where you can:

  • Find out how COVID-19 caused a shift to online learning which spiked Alelo usage 200% in 2020.
  • Discover the recent expansion Alelo made with educational products in U.S. schools and abroad.
  • Learn about the exciting Rapid Reskilling initiative we have underway that helps displaced workers from COVID-19 get reskilled/upskilled twice as fast for high-demand healthcare occupations.
  • Ask any questions you have of CEO Lewis Johnson and others on the Alelo management team.

Choose from two live webinar dates and register to save your spot:

Jan 27th, 11:00 am PT, Register

Jan 28th, 11:00 am PT, Register

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to know Alelo better.

Get Personal with Alelo’s CEO. Read the Interview with Shoutout LA.

7 months ago

Alelo CEO, Lewis Johnson, shares with Shoutout LA the reasons he spun Alelo out of the University of Southern California and his favorite things to do in Los Angeles, California where Johnson resides and Alelo is based.

Shoutout LA takes a more personal approach to interviews, focusing on the relationships that small business leaders create with the local community.

When asked to share with Shoutout LA’s readers his favorite spots in Los Angeles to take a friend, Johnson responded, “I would take them to hear concerts and experience LA’s vibrant music scene. Groups such as Los Angeles Master Chorale and the LA Philharmonic are true gems and second to none. Plus, they could get to experience the Disney Hall or the Hollywood Bowl. I would take them to dinner at some of the great restaurants in LA’s culturally diverse neighborhoods. I would take them on a walking tour of Venice, including the canals and the beach, and perhaps have sushi at Restaurant Hama. And I would try to fit in a trip to Catalina—a part of Los Angeles County that feels like another world.”

If you’d like to explore Los Angeles, we hope you’ll do it as an investor. One of our Investor Rewards includes an overnight stay at the Luxe Sunset or Luxe Rodeo Drive along with a personal tour of Alelo.

Alelo Tackles the Huge Problem of Workforce Reskilling in 2021

7 months ago


Re-skilling displaced workers is essential for a post-COVID 2021 recovery. But rapid reskilling requires a radical rethink as to how training should be done. Alelo is adapting its revolutionary avatar training technology to meet the urgent need of reskilling the workforce in half as much time as traditional methods. 

Since its inception, Alelo has been developing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that help people quickly learn new skills. Alelo’s language training courses have helped military members quickly develop communication skills in foreign languages, reduce tensions in conflict zones, and even save lives. Our cultural training courses, which quickly impart useful cross-cultural skills, are required training for personnel deploying to over 80 countries.

Now we’ll use our patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) technology and know-how to help workers re-enter the workforce in 2021.

We are focusing our attention first on healthcare where there are intensifying workforce shortages. As we emerge from the pandemic, there will be a huge need for public health workers to trace COVID-19 contacts, to promote vaccination compliance, and to monitor patients who are immunocompromised and unable to receive a vaccine. Certificate programs in public health can take a year or more to complete, and so are unlikely to turn out skilled workers fast enough. We aim to cut that training to six months or less. Then we’ll turn our attention to hospitality and retail.


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8 months ago

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Alelo Introduces Enskill Spanish

9 months ago

We’re excited to introduce Enskill® Spanish, a revolutionary way for middle schools and high schools to teach the Spanish language using AI-driven avatars for conversational practice and personalized feedback.

Enskill Spanish can help anyone improve their conversational Spanish, but it is particularly well suited for students who have limited interaction with teachers—because they are in large classes, studying remotely, or studying on their own. 

Students initiate an online conversation with the avatar to perform a particular task. Unlike conventional roleplays in which students follow a fixed script, students in Enskill Spanish can express themselves freely as long as what they say is relevant to the task. At the end of the conversation, Enskill Spanish gives students feedback on whether they met the objectives of the conversation, as well as their conversational fluency measured in terms of conversational turns per minute. They are also assigned personalized exercises in the areas where they need to improve.

At the same time, teachers are able to track their students’ progress, and identify students who are struggling and need extra help.

It is an illustration of how avatar technology can create engaging, effective asynchronous learning experiences. 

Enskill® Spanish is currently under trial with a leading K-12 publisher in the US. 

See a recorded demo of Enskill Spanish.

Alelo’s CEO Lewis Johnson Joins EduJedi Leilani Cauthen to Discuss using AI Avatars for Asynchronous Teaching

9 months ago

"Students now have an opportunity to practice asynchronously in realistic learning activities that they didn't have in the past. And, and they can do things that are outside class that are almost as good as the kind of learning experience that they used to have in class, but which is now much more difficult to recreate in Zoom school. They can pull out their mobile phone and practice whenever they like. The benefit for teachers is that as students are interacting with the avatars, the avatar technology is constantly measuring the learner's performance. And we make those analytics available to teachers. So the teachers don't have to be there all the time to monitor what the students are doing." - Lewis Johnson, President and CEO, Alelo

We invite you to listen to the 24-minute podcast.

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Alelo CEO Lewis Johnson Lectures at Penn State on the Intersection of Technology, Culture, and Learning

10 months ago

Alelo was recently invited to lecture at Penn State on using AI and technology to teach culture. We invite you to watch the one-hour recording, or view the full transcript, to learn more about Alelo. In it, you’ll:

  • Learn why the U.S. government provides mandatory cultural training to U.S. personnel deploying to 86 countries with AI technology and explore an example from Ukraine – Alelo’s newest cultural training product released in September.
  • Understand how cultural training of U.S. personnel dropped insurgent attacks from multiple attacks per day to two per month in Afghanistan due to Alelo’s Tactical Dari and Tactical Pashto training simulations.
  • Discover the difference between cultural awareness and cultural competence, and why cognitive fluency is so important for the latter.
  • See why cultural training is most effective when designed around narratives, and why AI avatars are best positioned to provide this narrative.
  • Explore how cultural training through technology can be applied in education and in corporations for teaching organizational values, diversity, and inclusion – and how Alelo’s experience positions us to capitalize on this opportunity.

We hope you’ll take the time to view the academic lecture. We think you’ll gain a better understanding of Alelo’s breakthrough technology and superior approach to learning.


Alelo’s COVID-19 Webinar Attracts Attendees from a Dozen Countries

10 months ago

Alelo just gave a webinar for teachers on how to use AI technology to help learners overcome learning disruptions due to COVID-19.  Attendees from a dozen countries participated, including Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. COVID-19 is disrupting education around the world, and so people around the world are looking for solutions that can alleviate these problems.

At the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns, over 1.5 billion students were affected by school closures, causing many to fall behind. Because many schools continue to rely on online learning and hybrid learning, it is difficult for students to get back on track. Alelo’s AI-driven personalized learning helps students quickly recover proficiency that they lost due to school closures. Its learning analytics help teachers track each student’s progress and identify students who may be struggling. Teachers find that online learning and hybrid learning are very time consuming. Alelo’s asynchronous learning platform saves teachers time and effort, so they can focus their attention on the students who need it most.

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10 months ago

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Alelo Hires a New Director of Client Partnerships!

11 months ago

Alelo’s team expands again! We’re happy to announce that Beth Merrill joins Alelo as Director of Client Partnerships. She will be responsible for selling Alelo’s flagship AI avatar-based product, Enskill®, in the U.S. territory. She will also help train our overseas reseller teams that cover territories in the Arabian Gulf, Turkey, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, and Europe – and are quickly expanding.

Beth brings over 25 years of proven success selling to executives in a B2B environment, making her an ideal candidate to lead our expansion in the corporate training and hiring market. 

We’re excited to add Beth to our growing team.

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TIRF Highlights Alelo's Avatar-Based Learning Resources to Help English Language Learners Recover Lost Ground Due to COVID-19

11 months ago

The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language Education featured Alelo’s Enskill English avatar-based learning products as a technology resource to help English Language Learners recover lost ground during COVID-19. 

For over two decades, TIRF’s non-profit mission has been to promote research and best practices that inform and enrich English language education in multilingual contexts. Its partners have included the International TESOL Association – the largest professional organization in the world for teachers of English as a second or foreign language – and leading publishers like Pearson, National Geographic/Cengage Learning, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), and Cambridge University Press.

Read TIRF’s feature on Alelo: https://www.tirfonline.org/2020/08/technology-resources-to-help-ells-recover-lost-ground-during-covid-19/

Alelo Hosts Webinar on Helping Learners Get Back on Track and Stay on Track Under COVID-19

11 months ago


You’re invited to an upcoming webinar Alelo is hosting:

How to Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Learners Recover Ground Lost During COVID-19

Friday, September 4th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (Register)

Friday, September 11th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (Register)

As classes resume this fall, teachers are discovering just how much ground their students have lost. Students whose studies were disrupted by COVID-19 may have fallen as much as a year behind. This webinar will discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can help language learners get back on track and stay on track. It will also offer webinar participants free resources to use with students.

Register above or learn more at our webinar series page.

Lewis Johnson, Ph.D,

President and CEO, Alelo

Alelo-Developed Culture Courses are Now Mandatory for U.S. Personnel Deploying to 86 Countries

11 months ago

Before US military personnel report for overseas deployments, they must complete required training on various topics, including operational security and injury prevention. Cultural awareness training courses  developed by Alelo are an increasingly important part of this mandatory training. According to the latest published training requirements, American personnel deploying to 86 countries around the world are now required to complete one of these cultural awareness training courses.

It is noteworthy that these specific courses have been singled out, as alternative cultural training courses are available. Each COCOM (COmbatant COMmand, the military command responsible for a particular part of the world) decides what training to require for their particular region, over and above what all trainees receive. Multiple COCOMs independently concluded that Alelo-developed cultural awareness training should be mandatory. Southern Command mandates such training for deployments to every country in their area of operations, in Central and South America and the Caribbean. In the case of AFRICOM (Africa Command) Alelo-developed cultural training courses are the only region-specific training requirement.

The development methods that Alelo has applied successfully to cultural awareness training can be equally applied to training needs of other organizations, to ensure that the training is relevant, effective, and has an impact on on-the-job performance.


Government Online Training on Alelo Products Increases Fourfold During the COVID-19 Pandemic

12 months ago

Recent usage reports from the US Government indicate that enrollments in Alelo online training courses by Department of Defense personnel (uniformed and civilian) increased fourfold during the COVID-19 pandemic, from 3,011 in February to 12,142 in April. This pushes the total number of learners who have used Alelo government products alone to well over 500,000.

The immediate cause for the increase was the US Government’s shift to telework. Travel restrictions may also have been a factor, making it difficult for Government personnel to attend in-person training sessions.

These statistics demonstrate the value that Government personnel see in Alelo virtual training, as an alternative to traditional instructor-led training. Even as Government work-at-home orders are lifted, we continue to see increased enrollments.

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12 months ago

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As you might know, Alelo has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Alelo be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


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Alelo Expanding in Scandinavia!

about 1 year ago

Thomas Hansen, Alelo partner and advocate, Vejle, Denmark

Thomas Hansen has just joined Alelo as its representative in Scandinavia. Thomas previously collaborated with Alelo as project lead at VIFIN (Videnscenter for Integration) on the Danish Simulator project, an award-winning immersive game that introduced immigrants to Danish language and culture. He became so convinced of the potential of Alelo technology that he has signed on as a shareholder and sales representative.

Thomas Hansen commented, “In Scandinavia, and Europe as a whole, I see Alelo’s Enskill technology having a hugely beneficial impact, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 changes–the economic dislocations, the insights and opportunities discussed in how to acquire new skills and providing learning opportunities. Clearly, there is a need for tools like Enskill that help people quickly, and intelligently, develop new skills, so they can qualify for new jobs and adapt to new situations.”

Thomas will be helping Alelo address the urgent need in Europe for rapid reskilling of workers who have lost jobs due to COVID-19 or who are entering the highly competitive job market for the first time.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

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As you might know, Alelo has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Alelo be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Announcing Alelo Enskill® 3 with New Features for Learning in the COVID-19 Era

about 1 year ago

We are proud to announce exciting new features for Alelo Enskill®, the world’s leading avatar-based AI learning platform. 

Over the past several months, we have worked with educational experts from leading research centers to examine how artificial intelligence can help overcome the needs of instructors and learners under COVID-19, even for learners with limited access to computing resources.

These findings have led to the release of Enskill 3 with new features that help instructors better support learners studying remotely, and help learners recover lost ground so they can continue to advance:

·       New instructor dashboard tracks learners that are working remotely and uses exercise scores to immediately identify learners that are engaged and those that are struggling and need support. 

·       New learner exercises identify competencies that may have degraded since COVID-19 and help learners recover proficiency through practice.

·       New features support the enhanced delivery of Enskill on mobile phones and provide support for lightweight courses that utilize a minimum of Internet bandwidth.

We are now taking subscription orders for Enskill 3-based courses for the fall and are offering a FREE 30-day trial. 

Alelo CEO Lewis Johnson Leads a Panel at AIED 2020 on AI under COVID-19 and Beyond

about 1 year ago

Alelo CEO, W. Lewis Johnson, Ph.D., will lead a panel at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education in July. The topic of the panel will be the role of AI in helping teachers and students cope with COVID-19. 

The annual conference is hosted by the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (IAIED), an interdisciplinary community at the frontiers of the fields of computer science, education, and psychology. The society is also the publisher of the International Journal of AI in Education (IJAIED) which has been publishing groundbreaking research since 1989. Dr. Johnson is a founding member and past President of the Society.

Rose Luckin of University College London, the General Chair of this year’s conference, said: “The global impact of COVID-19 is of great concern to the international AIED community; this panel is very timely as it will focus attention on the roles that AIED can play to meet the needs of learners and teachers, during the global pandemic and in its aftermath.”

We are proud to be one of the innovative trailblazers invited to participate in the conference.

Alelo Hosts Webinars on How AI Can Support Teaching and Learning under COVID-19 and Beyond

about 1 year ago

This is our 21st webinar in Alelo’s series on the future of education and training and AI’s role in that future. 

We’d love it if you would join us. Leading experts at Carnegie Mellon, North Carolina State University, and other research centers will join me to discuss how COVID-19 has exposed deficiencies in the educational system and caused new challenges for teachers and students – and how AI technologies from Alelo and other leading R&D organizations are playing a productive role in addressing these pressing issues.

Register above or learn more at our "Future of AI in Education and Training" webinar series page

Lewis Johnson, Ph.D

President and CEO, Alelo

Alelo Develops VR Interface for Enskill!

about 1 year ago

Alelo has extended its Enskill platform to support virtual-reality training. Users can put on a VR headset and enter virtual worlds populated by avatars. This VR option will be available in Enskill 3, the new version of Enskill that Alelo will release later this year. 

Such training can be highly realistic, and skills trained in VR worlds transfers easily to real-world situations. It addresses the emerging needs of training under COVID-19. It can be very difficult now to travel, and live training exercises risk spreading infection.

An example application of Enskill VR is learning foreign languages and cultures. For example, military advisors preparing for training assignments in Senegal can practice simulated training exercises in French with Senegalese troops played by avatars. Because of COVID-19 overseas travel is highly restricted now, so virtual-reality training is a convenient and attractive alternative.

Another application is medical team training. For example, medical trainees can practice emergency procedures while collaborating with medical team members played by avatars. This helps medical personnel develop their skills without putting themselves and their teammates at risk. 

Watch the VR demonstration: https://youtu.be/UUQGb_sgVcs

Alelo Hires Accomplished VP of Marketing

about 1 year ago

Ronda Broughton, Alelo VP of Marketing

Customer acquisition is key to Alelo’s next phase of growth. I am happy to announce that we have added an accomplished Vice President of Marketing to our team. 

Effective immediately, Ronda Broughton will assume the role at Alelo. “I have a passion for creating breakthrough results for technology companies, and I believe Alelo is going to be a major player in the AI space,” says Broughton. Broughton helped us with our successful StartEngine launch and was so impressed with the company that she decided to join the team.

Broughton is an advertising and marketing professional who co-founded two B2B advertising and marketing agencies that won more than 200 national and international awards. She has over 20 years of experience developing brands and customer acquisition strategies for startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Teradata, Appen, Sun Microsystems (Oracle), Taylor Communications, McGraw-Hill, and Cintas. 

Broughton will work with Karen Chiang, Alelo’s Chief Revenue Officer, to fill the sales pipeline and push leads through to customers. Chiang was VP of Sales before Alelo and has over 30 years’ experience with learning in workplace applications.




Alelo Taking Off in the Arabian Gulf!

about 1 year ago

Suna Nakhare, Alelo user and advocate, Dubai

Right after schools in the United Arab Emirates closed due to COVID-19, a leading higher educational institution started a trial using Alelo Enskill with their local students. Multiple departments took part in the trial. Suna Nakhare, the instructor that led the trial, has become so convinced of Enskill’s potential that she strongly believes that it can be introduced to other schools and institutions in the Emirates. She has become one of Alelo’s strongest advocates in the Gulf Region!

Suna Nakhare commented, “In the COVID-19 economic environment, students must have strong communication skills in order to get good jobs. Alelo’s AI-driven approach helps students develop proficiency as well as self-confidence. This can be a big advantage in a highly competitive job market.”

Alelo is providing extended-period trials to higher-ed institutions during COVID-19 to help ease the burden these institutions face with the drastic shift to online learning. With the school year and trial at the leading higher-ed institution in the Emirates coming to a close, we’ll be discussing full adoption of Enskill in the next semester.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Alelo has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Alelo be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Technavio Names Alelo a Leading Player in the Global Gaming Simulators Market!

about 1 year ago

Alelo is named a leading player in the global gaming simulators market according to “Gaming Simulators Market Competitive Insights 2020” by Technavio. We’re in good company… around twenty-five leading players were named in the report including major market participants like Sony Corp., The AEgis Technologies Group, 3D perception Inc., CKAS Mechatronics Pty Ltd., Cruden BV, CXC Simulations Ltd., D-BOX Technologies Inc., GTR Simulators Inc., and Guillemot Corporation SA. The recently released report analyzes global market growth based on past trends and future outlook as well as the competitive landscape of the market. It covers categories including life simulation, business simulation, city-building simulation, flight simulation, motion simulation, and driving simulation, among others. See an outline of the report and a mention of Alelo here: https://bit.ly/2ykjIBT

Alelo Campaign Raises $130,000 in Its First Three Days!

about 1 year ago

Alelo raised $130,000 raised in the first three days of its fundraising campaign, $80,000 from equity crowdfunding and $50,000 from accredited investors. We are now one of the new companies trending on StartEngine. We are already starting to put these funds to work in the areas of greatest need in training and education, during COVID-19 and beyond. For the latest news on Alelo, go to your search engine and search for "Alelo News".




Alelo is Now a Top New Offering on StartEngine!

about 1 year ago

We want to give a big THANK YOU to the 50+ investors who have invested in Alelo since our launch on Thursday! Because we raised funds so rapidly, we now are listed as a top New Offering on the StartEngine home page.

And there is still time for you invest within the 72-hour initial launch period and receive bonus shares. The deadline is Sunday May 10 at 9 AM Pacific Time.


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