Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Liz McMillan, Dana Gardner, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, PagerDuty Blog

News Feed Item

Turkcell Brings the Future of Education to Turkey with Its Massive Open Online Course Platform

Regulatory News :

Turkcell's CEO Sureyya Ciliv introduced Turkcell Academy, the ambitious digital education project of ...

Turkcell's CEO Sureyya Ciliv introduced Turkcell Academy, the ambitious digital education project of Turkcell, with a press conference in Istanbul (Photo: Business Wire)

Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) the leading telecommunications and technology company of Turkey, is breaking new ground in education. Turkcell Academy, which was founded in 2006 to train Turkcell’s employees, has gone digital, making enriched high-quality video content available to the public.

Turkcell’s brand new Academy will make digital learning available to 35 million Turkcell customers and to the general public with more than 2000 videos that span a wide range of issues in 5 categories: Innovation-Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business World, Technology and Learn with Khan Academy, which provides courses on the basics of sciences and finance.

Cooperation with world leaders in education…

Turkcell Academy not only provides original content, developed by Turkcell, but also serves as a platform to make the global repertoire of digital learning available to Turkcell customers and to the public. One of the most distinctive features of this pioneering work is the cooperation with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT’s innovation training videos are already available to Turkcell Academy’s online visitors with Turkish subtitles. Turkcell Academy is currently working on carrying the content of Open Courseware and EdX as well as cooperating with Turkish universities.

A global pioneer…

This groundbreaking initiative is one of the very few global examples where a private company, which does not function in the field of education, makes education resources available to the public. Distinguishing its Academy from its peers, Turkcell chose not to limit the content of its education videos to its core business. Furthermore, with its existing customer base of more than 35 million customers and its unique infrastructure as Turkey’s leading communications and technology company, Turkcell is truly capable of reaching millions of people, providing both the content and the means to access it through seamless, high quality user experience.

Closing the knowledge gap…

“4 years ago, as we introduced 3G to Turkey, we had a dream: People would be able to reach information from everywhere, there would be a complete equality of opportunity in terms of accessing information. Today, we are happy to take a further step in making that dream come true. The content of the Turkcell Academy has been prepared to meet the needs of the general public – we not only digitalized our own know-how that we have accumulated since 2006, but we also cooperated with world leaders in education to make cutting-edge knowledge available to our people in Turkish language. The doors of this academy are open to everyone, especially Turkcell’s own customers.” said Turkcell’s CEO Sureyya Ciliv at the launching of the digitalized Turkcell Academy.

Dr. Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Director of Digital Learning, also participated in the launch. “We are in a very unique place in time and space. Ideas colliding with other ideas are unleashing a level of creativity that was not possible 10 years ago. What has changed is the interconnectivity of the world – you can be a part of the idea collider wherever you are. The individual has become powerful, a primary source in world economy. This is the area that Turkcell and MIT are working on through their partnership. At MIT, we are very excited about this - Turkcell has a dynamic leadership that is looking at these new trends. It is a connectivity company, it lets us connect. Finally, we want to learn from Turkey, it is one of the most dynamic economies in the world.” said Dr. Sarma in his address to the participants of the press conference in Istanbul.

Turkcell Academy’s online courses are available to millions of people – everyone who visits the site www.turkcell.com.tr/akademi will be able to reach a limited number of videos, while more than 35 million Turkcell customers will have access to the entire site for free when they log in with their passwords.

ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 35.0 million subscribers as of September 30, 2013. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 70.7 million subscribers as of September 30, 2013. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the one and only telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of June 30, 2013, Turkcell’s population coverage is at 99.35% in 2G and 85.43% in 3G. Turkcell reported TRY3.0 billion (US$1.5 billion) in revenues with total assets of TRY20.5 billion (US$10.1 billion) as of September 30, 2013. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr

You can now follow the most up-to-date Turkcell developments on twitter by clicking on the link below.
http://twitter.com/TurkcellNews

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
WHOA.com has announced the newest addition to its data center footprint with the expansion into Equinix's newest state-of-the-art facility: DC-11 Washington, DC IBX+. Located in Ashburn, VA, this data center expands Whoa.com's presence to meet rapidly expanding customer demand for secure cloud solutions. Equinix, Inc. operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Equinix is committed to operating faciliti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that FierceDevOps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. FierceDevOps keeps software developers and IT operations personnel updated on the latest news and trends around the rapidly evolving role of the traditional IT worker.
GENBAND has announced that SageNet is leveraging the Nuvia platform to deliver Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to its large base of retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia’s cloud-based solution provides SageNet’s customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools. Two large national SageNet retail customers have recently signed up to deploy the Nuvia platform and the company will continue to sell the service to new and existing customers. Nuvia’s capabili...
Hosted PaaS providers have given independent developers and startups huge advantages in efficiency and reduced time-to-market over their more process-bound counterparts in enterprises. Software frameworks are now available that allow enterprise IT departments to provide these same advantages for developers in their own organization. In his workshop session at DevOps Summit, Troy Topnik, ActiveState’s Technical Product Manager, will show how on-prem or cloud-hosted Private PaaS can enable organ...
The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborat...
WSM International is launching a DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructures. This is the first independent services company to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model. The concept of DevOps is to blend information technology (IT) software development with operations to optimize the computing infrastructure according to the specific needs of ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the DevOps Institute has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The DevOps Institute provides enterprise level training and certification. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DevOps Institute is setting the standard in quality for DevOps education and training.
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting we...
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
Temasys has announced senior management additions to its team. Joining are David Holloway as Vice President of Commercial and Nadine Yap as Vice President of Product. Over the past 12 months Temasys has doubled in size as it adds new customers and expands the development of its Skylink platform. Skylink leads the charge to move WebRTC, traditionally seen as a desktop, browser based technology, to become a ubiquitous web communications technology on web and mobile, as well as Internet of Things...
Today, IT is not just a cost center. IT is an enabler and driver of business. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud paradigm, IT now has increasingly more capabilities to create new strategic opportunities for a business. Hybrid cloud allows an organization to utilize multi-tenant public clouds, dedicated private clouds, bare metal hosting, and the associated support and services for the right use cases through an on-demand, XaaS model. This model of IT creates tremendous opportunities for busi...
Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. In his session at DevOps Summit at 16th Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed...
Business as usual for IT is evolving into a “Make or Buy” decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? In his general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Maravei, Regional Sales Manager, Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services at Cisco, discusses how Cisco and its partners offer a market-leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud busi...