Folens to create 25 jobs with new e-learning start-up Apierian
Pictured at the launch of Folens Group's new e-learning start-up Apierian today were Folens Group's managing director, John Cadell, and Brian Halpin, product director at Folens. Halpin will be heading up Apierian

Folens to create 25 jobs with new e-learning start-up Apierian

13 Jun 2012

Irish educational publisher Folens has just announced it’s spinning out a new online and mobile learning company called Apierian and it will be starting to hire immediately to fill 25 positions.

Folens, which is based in Tallaght, Dublin, revealed today that Apierian will be headed by Brian Halpin, the group’s product director.

Folens Group’s managing director, John Cadell, confirmed the company is announcing the creation of 25 high-tech, highly skilled jobs and that hiring of learning development talent will begin immediately.

“The creation of this new company has been planned for some time and is a testament to Folens’ long-term vision for the future of Irish education.

“We are all looking forward to bringing together our experience in creating quality educational content with our investments in education technology to help more learners reach their potential,” he added.

Cadell pointed to how the company has been working on investing in the development of a new range of learner-centric personalised and adaptive educational products that he felt will “transform” how people experience the entire learning process.

According to Halpin, Apierian’s solutions will be delivered online and via mobile devices.

The company has also confirmed it is engaging with Enterprise Ireland to develop these products initially for the UK followed by other international markets.

Folens Group already acquired educational resources company Carroll Education and set up another subsidiary, LeaF investments, which provides venture capital for start-up companies in the educational technology area.

Today’s announcement brings the total directly employed by the Folens Group to more than 100 people.

The company said half of the jobs will be created in the coming year with the remainder rolled out in the following 24 months.

Carmel Doyle
By Carmel Doyle

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic. She reported on clean tech, innovation and start-ups, covering everything from renewable energy to electric vehicles, the smart grid, nanotech, space exploration, university spin-outs and technology transfer.

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