Founded in 2015 as an open source project [MIT License], YouAccel is a fully integrated portal that allows instructors, students, employers, and skilled job seekers to connect with one another and share educational content.
One of the key functions of the platform is to bring people around the world together in order to further their business, career, or learning goals. YouAccel facilitates this by acting as an open marketplace and social networking tool.
The portal hosts quality courses from passionate freelance instructors and automatically pairs this content with enthusiastic learners looking to acquire new skills. Students on the platform are routinely encouraged to network with others who are enrolled in similar courses. YouAccel firmly believes that the learning process should involve as much interactivity as possible for effective comprehension of key concepts. Not only between student and instructor, but also student-to-student.
YouAccel curates content from thousands of sources and uses a combination of machine learning and data analysis to deliver this information to students based on learning objectives and interests. This feature gives members the ability to have unlimited access to current information, in real-time at their disposal.
In June 2016, YouAccel launched its jobs portal which was later integrated with the Indeed Jobs API. This all-encompassing job search tool enables job seekers to easily search through thousands of jobs across multiple cities in North America. Applicants can easily upload, manage and submit resumes through the portal, while communicating directly with employers through an internal messaging console.
Determined to be a disruptive leader in the E-Learning space, YouAccel works with some of the biggest names in tech to deliver rich, engaging content in HD Video & Audio. This includes Devslopes, DevCamp, & Stone River E-Learning. These strategic relationships give YouAccel direct on-demand access to a catalog of thousands of courses, taught by hundreds of world renowned instructors.
Strength in Community
YouAccel strongly believes that the future of online learning will be through open community based initiatives, where everyone’s voice is equally heard. This is exactly what YouAccel strives to achieve – an inclusive environment, where developers and content contributors can freely exercise control over the direction of the platform.
To date, hundreds of contributors around the globe have invested both time and resources, to ensure the continued furtherance of the projects mission. The YouAccel repository of project files is available exclusively on GitHub through an MIT License. Community members are encouraged to join and bring fresh perspectives to build new ideas and initiatives.