Seppo, a learning game platform, wins the GESS Education Award in Dubai. It gets students on their feet and moving while making learning fun. The GESS Education Awards are part of GESS Dubai, the largest educational event in the Middle East.
Seppo, a learning game platform, wins the GESS Education Award in Dubai. The prestigious awards are annually handed to companies that have created innovative products in the educational field. Seppo is tool that allows teachers to create a learning game in any physical environment, for example school yard, museum, city centre or shopping mall. It means getting students on their feet and moving while making learning a fun and motivating experience. Seppo was awarded the best Health and Fitness promoting innovation.
–I am very proud of the award, our whole team has worked extremely hard for it! There is currently a huge buzz in the EdTech field in Finland and Finnish startups have come up with some truly unique solutions to enhance traditional learning through technology, says Riku Alkio, the CEO of Seppo.
Seppo is used by over 6000 teachers and tens of thousands of students in more than 10 countries. The company comes from Finland, the leading country in basic education. It was founded by Finnish teachers and relies heavily on certified high quality pedagogical base.
Seppo has been expanding to the Middle Eastern market and has a small office in Dubai. The company signed a contract with GEMS in Dubai last November. GEMS Education is the largest global private school company with 90 schools with 300,000 students in 14 countries.
The GESS Education Awards are part of the GESS Dubai event March 14-16th 2017. It is the largest educational event in the Middle East bringing together over 15 000 visitors and some 550 companies.
Event goers will also get to experience gamified learning first hand as Seppo turns the GESS area into a mobile game board. Event attendees will use their mobile devices to solve tasks and puzzles. Best players have the chance to win a luxury holiday in Lapland, northern Finland and the companies’ products.