Alfons Education roots date back to 2017, when the Finnish Literary Society approached us with the aim of electrifying the Student Writings book series.
At the planning table, it soon became clear that finnish language teachers as well as students had a desire to make learning easier and more reciprocal with a digital learning environment. We interviewed dozens of teachers and students about what kind of functionalities they would like to facilitate learning.
The learning management system was named Äly (intelligence) and its use began in high schools around Finland in 2018. Äly quickly gained great popularity among teachers as well as students. Digital teaching was perceived as time-saving and studying as interesting.
In 2019, the Association of Mathematics Teachers also wanted to start developing new learning management system based on the same Alfons Education ecosystem to be suitable for teaching mathematics. We accepted the challenge enthusiastically.
Äly and Maol2 learning environments are widely used in the teaching of upper secondary schools and primary schools in Finland. Learning environments are even described as the most advanced in the world in their category.
During these years of experience, we have gained a tremendous amount of understanding, knowledge and skills in digital teaching and learning, which have enabled us to create new openings for the Alfons Education ecosystem in Finland and abroad.