CreativeU™ is a responsive e-learning portal that connects development professionals, teachers, youth and others working to improve their lives and communities around the world to high-quality online and mobile content for organizational and individual development, career improvement and lifelong learning.
CreativeU's process of user group identification and needs analysis, and development of relevant localized and contextualized content, allows for targeted solutions to well-defined populations for effective human and institutional capacity development.
The name CreativeU symbolizes You ("U") as the creative force and our focus on User centered design. It is also short for Creative University™, our learning brand.
Understanding the need
Around the world, learning is increasingly online or blended (part in-person, part virtual). Whether it is formal education, life and job-skills training or professional or personal development, people around the world seek timely, high-quality learning to expand their knowledge and skills.
More and more, for reasons of economics, logistics, access or simply ease and familiarity of use – learners are getting their learning on the go, through computers and mobile devices. The need and hunger for learning and capacity development is great.
There are 58 million teachers globally who need to continuously update their skills – including skills for utilizing technology in their classrooms – and a worldwide need for another 10 to 35 million trained teachers. Around the world, 357 million youth are out-of-work or out-of school. And, a growing cadre of 1 to 2 million development assistance professionals are working to help bring the world's billion poorest out of poverty. The need is greater than ever to connect "people in development" to resources that can build their capacities.
CreativeU provides organizations, communities of practice, professionals and youth in development with:
- High-quality online and mobile courses with a Learning Management System
- Social and professional networking for learning
- Learning resources repository with manuals, articles and tools
These tools are localized and contextualized for specific projects and countries to maximize impact. With CreativeU, users learn through a bank of online courses, connect to other users around the world and find resources that help them gain skills, knowledge and career opportunities.
CreativeU is powered by Creative Associates International with support from Shift E-Learning. Creative brings 37 years of experience as a cutting-edge development implementer in some of the world's most challenging environments. Its commitment and experience in delivering high-quality education and accelerated learning programs, as well as its focus on professional development, make it a unique leader in this field. Here is the CreativeU team:
Operations and Technology
How to be a CreativeU'ser:
Contact us about how you and your organization can use CreativeU to deliver the best, most relevant learning and content to the right people at the right time.
You can also:
- Share your content: Place e-learning modules on CreativeU and receive detailed user reports, as well as links back to your organization.
- Be a local sponsor: Contact us about how you can establish local versions of CreativeU in your country.
- Promote the content: Spread the word on how to become a CreativeU'ser.