Learning doesn’t have to take place in the classroom. It doesn’t have to imitate the classroom either. We believe a blended approach that offers both guidance and on-demand training is what best supports learning, development and performance.
Allogy’s story starts in 2009, at the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. That’s where members of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) came together to create a platform for custom mobile development projects for government, retail, automotive and higher education.
Back then, the iPhone was only two years old, Android a little over one year. We were researching how mobile learning is different from traditional desktop eLearning. Our big idea was that you no longer had to stay in and learn, then go out and apply. Mobile learning put eLearning right with you in the field, so you could top up, remind yourself, or grab the knowledge you needed right at the point of need. That has major implications for clinicians, technicians, folks in the logistics chain and anyone else who can’t just work from home.
Our first advances were in places like Kenya, where expensive desktop PCs were rare but more affordable mobile devices were becoming ubiquitous. Just putting learning content on SD cards meant students no longer had to commute hours into Nairobi for school, only for orientation and exams. Their 50% attrition fell to 0% and academic performance remained the same. We still have many overseas projects we support through an open-source version of Capillary, though we don’t generate any revenue from those projects.
We moved our focus to hospital and government customers here in the USA, and began to develop Capillary. Capillary is a centralized content management system on one end, and a widely distributed mobile learning management tool on the other; it’s about perfusing crucial knowledge from trusted sources to the people who need it in the field.
Users get branded web and mobile apps they can populate, manage and distribute internally or through app stores.
Join the team
We’re hiring! Allogy is engineers, researchers, instructional designers, training managers… We work with subject matter experts across a wide swathe of industries to solve emerging challenges in training and performance support.
What’s an Allogy?
The name “Allogy” is a portmanteau of “All” and “logy” and means the study of all things. We have a passion for learning and for cultivating the relationships where accountability and character are formed. According to Lave, “Participation in communities of practice concerns the whole person acting in the world.” At Allogy, our vision is that communities of knowledge would “cover the earth as the waters cover the seas.”
What separates us from other platforms
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