Eliademy [əlɪaˈdəmi] was a free online classroom that allowed educators and students to create, share and manage online courses with real-time discussions and task management. Eliademy was based on Moodle (support import in Moodle format), Bootstrap and other open source technologies.[3] Eliademy was unveiled to public in February 2013[4] by CBTec. Eliademy was available in 32 languages.

Type of site
Online education, e-learning
Users50000+ (April 2014)[1]
LaunchedFebruary 11, 2013; 11 years ago (2013-02-11)
Current statusOffline [2]



CBTec was founded in Helsinki, Finland in 2012 by Sotiris Makrygiannis and Sergey Gerasimenko.[5] Following Nokia announcement on choosing Windows Phone as primary OS for its phones,[6] Sotiris Makrygiannis, at the time Director of Open Source Operations, left together with 16 MeeGo colleagues. Their last project in Nokia was award-winning Nokia N9.

Eliademy Android client (also compatible with Moodle LMS) is an open-source project available at GitHub.[7] It was launched with support from Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. Eliademy is a part of Digile, Finland's initiative launched in order to create new disruptive digital service in the area of education.

In April 2014, Nordics VC company Inventure has completed an undisclosed seed investment in Eliademy.[1] In June 2014, Eliademy launched a fully localized version in China.[8][9]

Eliademy is based on the Open Source Moodle Virtual learning environment.[10] The site is localized to more than 19 languages (including Latin), designed for mobile use.[10][11]



Eliademy has been featured on TechCrunch.[4][8][3][12] and in other sources.[9] In June 2014, it was named by EdTech Europe as one of Europe's 20 fastest growing and most Innovative e-Learning companies.[13] In February 2015 it was selected[14] as Finalist for the 2015 Edison Awards in category "Living, Working and Learning" and received Gold Award[15] during award ceremony in New York in April 2015.

The end


Eliademy service discontinued December 2019 due to financial problems of CBTec.[2]


  1. ^ a b Inventure invests in online education platform Eliademy Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine. "Inventure" April 25, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Eliademy [@eliademy] (December 17, 2019). "Our services are terminated due to financial reasons. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact support if you want dedicated servers for your courses. #sadnews" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2021 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b O'Hear, Steve. Eliademy, The MOOC Founded By Ex-Nokians, Gets Android App To Benefit The Wider Moodle Community. "TechCrunch" June 3, 2013.
  4. ^ a b O'Hear, Steve. Eliademy, a free online classroom from Finland democratizes education with technology. "TechCrunch" March 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Schuetze, Christopher F. (2013-09-22). "European Universities Catch the Online Wave". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  6. ^ Heather, Brian. Nokia's Stephen Elop is still over MeeGo, even if the N9 is a hit. "Engadget" June 25, 2011.
  7. ^ eliademy-android project at GitHub
  8. ^ a b Li, Shuhang 芬兰开放课程平台 Eliademy 推出中文版 4月获种子轮融资. "TechCrunch China" June 12, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Lee, Emma Finnish MOOC Platform Eliademy Launches Chinese Version. "TechNode" June 13, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "MeeGo To MOOCs, Ex-Nokians Launch Eliademy To Put Education In The Cloud". TechCrunch. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  11. ^ Sotiris says (2 August 2013). "Another Look at Eliademy, a cloud-based alternative to Moodle | Moodle News". lmspulse.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  12. ^ Lomas, Natasha. Finnish Startup Gets Seed Backing For Its Online Education Platform Play, Eliademy. "TechCrunch" April 24, 2014.
  13. ^ Scott, Laura Europe's 20 Fastest Growing and Most Innovative e-Learning Companies Named. "RealWire" June 6, 2014.
  14. ^ 2015 Edison Awards Finalists. 2015 Edison Award Finalists. February 25, 2015.
  15. ^ 2015 Edison Award Winners. 2015 Edison Award Winners. April 24, 2015.