- A total of 875 schools in Castilla-La Mancha have already joined this initiative.
- It includes an Unlimited Learning Ecosystem that allows teachers to improve their students’ reading and writing skills through the creation of reading plans and reading clubs, and monitors the evolution of each student, among other things.
Madrid, April 26, 2023.- The barometer ‘Hábitos de Lectura y Compra de Libros en España 2022‘, (Reading Habits and Book Purchasing in Spain 2022) recently published by the Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE), has once again placed Castilla La-Mancha among the regions with the lowest reading rate in the country (59.6%), trailing behind only the Canary Islands (59.1%) and Extremadura (55.1%). In order to encourage reading among the people of Castilla-La Mancha, several initiatives have been carried out over the past few years. Among them, a few days ago the regional government announced that between 2019 and 2023 more than 6.3 million euros have been invested to improve municipal public libraries throughout the community.
When it comes to encouraging good reading habits among young people in the community, 7 out of 10 educational centers in Castilla-La Mancha already have ‘LeemosCLM’, a project with which students can access a customized ecosystem where they can consult educational content and experiences in an integrated format using a single application. In total, 875 of the 1,278 centers in the region already have access to this program.
Through this initiative, teachers, students and their families have been given the ability to create their own personalized ecosystem with more than 74,600 multi-format resources including e-books, newspapers and magazines, and summaries, in addition to 1150 reading plans and 147 Book Clubs to promote the reading habits of young people in La Mancha. ‘LeemosCLM’ provides a single platform in the style of Netflix and Spotify, configured and personalized to fit the region’s needs, and that, thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), selects and puts all these educational resources just a click away for students.
The company behind the design of this platform is ODILO, the Spanish EdTech company that has created a new category in the education market, allowing any organization to create its own Unlimited Learning Ecosystem. The project stems specifically from its alliance with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha to improve learning habits among students and enable the community’s educational centers to find more literary and didactic material to offer their students during their formative years.
In terms of accessibility, ‘LeemosCLM’ is a multi-format initiative with which the user can enjoy any resource without an internet connection. In addition, it provides a multitude of activities that promote collaborative learning, connecting the entire educational community and helping young people work together in the creation of healthy learning and training habits.
A program that adapts to the learner’s needs
The solution allows teachers to create their own reading and learning plans adapted to their subjects and resources. Thus, the program allows teachers to enrich their lessons with multi-format elements, recommendations, as well as content extensions or clarifications, and even the creation of specific activities for each user.
This facilitates a better response to some of the special needs that students may have, such as dyslexia or visual difficulties, among other issues. In case a teacher does not want to start from scratch, the platform also provides access to basic plans designed by ODILO experts that teachers can adapt to their personal teaching methodology.
In addition, reading clubs can be created in which schoolchildren and teachers can share their opinions and experiences regarding the different resources consumed. The exchange of best practices and learning methodologies is also possible through this option, thanks to the interaction between teachers and students from different schools.
Two features that have been well received by teachers and students in Castilla-La Mancha, who have created a total of 1,600 reading plans and 300 reading clubs since the implementation of ‘LeemosCLM’ in the educational centers of the community in March 2021.
ODILO is a B2B2C company which has created a new category in the education market: Unlimited Learning Ecosystems. The firm allows any organization to create its own fully customized learning ecosystems, and offer its users unlimited access to the world’s largest catalog of educational content and create all kinds of learning experiences without restrictions. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, ODILO enables the creation of unique learning paths and experiences for both organizations and users.
More than 8,500 organizations in 52 countries – including governments in Europe, North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa; academic leaders such as Peking University and top companies such as Vodafone, Nestlé and Banco Santander – have already created Unlimited Learning Ecosystems from the more than 3.9 million pieces of content available on the platform. In total, ODILO is part of the learning experiences of more than 170 million users worldwide.