By Stasha Igrutinovic
The coronavirus outbreak forced many schools in Montenegro to close their grounds in an effort to curb infection rates. Many were also left in the dark as to how to continue their education without an adequate digital infrastructure to support distance learning. But Amplitudo, a rising ICT leader and problem solver in Podgorica, was quick to find a solution.
Over the past few years, the EBRD and the European Union through the Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility supported Amplitudo with bespoke business advice in a whole range of areas, from strategy to quality control. Ultimately, the experience the company acquired throughout the project prepared it to tackle the unprecedented challenges of the virus.
The software expert collaborated with the Montenegrin Ministry of Education and used its ICT skills to create a free-of-charge online learning platform (Učidoma) consisting of a website, Youtube channel and an app all in one. Amplitudo made its educational resources, designed for the interaction of both teachers and students, instantly available to the Ministry of Education and other state institutions. Since the start of the project, they have helped deliver over 3,000 pre-recorded lessons to students, accelerating schools’ digital innovation and building resilient academic institutions in Montenegro.