TEHRAN, Iran, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- (Faranesh online learning website): Faranesh, in its second presence in the 9th Iran Web and Mobile Festival - a festival which is held in February each year- and for the second consecutive year, was chosen as the best online learning website in Iran by the jury.
"Today distance education and online learning have evolved into one the primary resources for many people around the globe thanks to the growth of internet access and Iran is not an exception to this phenomenon. Over 60 percent of Iran's 80 million people are under 30 years old with around 5 million university students. Iran also has one of the highest internet penetration rates and number of smartphones in the middle-east region. These numbers explain the reason for the growth of online learning platforms in Iran and Faranesh.com has played a major role in defining and developing this industry," said Mohammad Rashidi, founder and CEO of Faranesh after receiving the award.
"Relying on the local models and Iranian users' needs, Faranesh, is the biggest marketplace for high quality educational videos, which have been welcomed by both general students and educators," he added.
Faranesh.com is considered as one of the most important and reliable online training resources in Iran; as it has succeeded to attract many users who are interested in learning different skills through proposing a myriad of local educational videos. As the available data represent, Faranesh currently provides more than 1600 training courses which are offered in the different categories including: design and graphics, programming, security and network, digital life, foreign languages, K-12 schools and universities and business. By now, more than 280,000 users have enrolled in these courses, more than 35 million minutes of online videos have been played on Faranesh.com and some courses have been enrolled more than 4000 times.
Faranesh, is also the winner of the United Nations International Youth Award in the branch of science for all in 2010 (Named KSNA by then) and after successfully graduating from Avatech (Iran's first entrepreneurship accelerator) in 2016, changed its name to Faranesh which means "Beyond Knowledge" in Persian.
"What efficiently differentiates us from our counterparts in Iran is our concentration on quality of trainings. We also provide direct relationship between the educators and students, which has resulted both in high engagement and consent of the students," Rashidi concluded.
It is notable that most online educational websites in Iran belong to universities and educational organizations, and presence of active and young private companies, such as Faranesh, has made this industry more competitive and has provided more choice for learning enthusiasts in Iran.
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