Aula is a communication platform for education.
Inspired by the way in which educators and students use communication tools such as WhatsApp and Slack, Aula replaces emails and clunky learning management systems with a single platform designed to encourage interaction and engagement.
We started Aula as students at the University of Oxford. We developed the platform by working closely with educators and other students, conducting 230 pilot classes across 30 institutions that ranged from small workshops at MIT to large physics classes at Imperial College London.
We designed it to be the platform we all wished we had: a shared space that can be used actively in teaching as well as to continue seminar discussions, collaborate on projects, or share a cool article or video.
We launched the institutional version of Aula in September 2017 and are currently working with institutions such as the University of Nottingham, Ravensbourne, the University of Derby, the Royal College of Art, and Sky School, a global high school for refugees.
Aula [ˈɔ:la] means “the place people come together”.
That’s exactly what Aula is about: bringing students, staff, and educators together in a digital environment that encourages interaction and collaboration.