Pamoja Education is an education company, based in Oxford, England. It is dedicated entirely to providing top quality online courses for the International Baccalaureate® (IB).
Pamoja Education, its management and staff are committed to the IB's overall mission, and particularly to helping the IB increase subject choice and global access to the IB Diploma Programme.
Pamoja Education courses are developed and delivered in close cooperation with the IB, and all courses comply with the IB's rigorous quality assurance standards. The IB provides continuous review and feedback regarding course content and delivery.
Pamoja Education was founded in 2009 by Pamoja Capital, an investment group based in Switzerland focusing on socially responsible investments in the areas of alternative energy and education.
Profits from Pamoja Education benefit the charitable McCall MacBain Foundation, supporting its commitment to improve health and education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pamoja means "together" in Swahili.
Its web site is http://www.pamojaeducation.com
Already in its third academic year, Pamoja Education serves IB students and IB World Schools® offering May exams in 37 countries around the world. Preparations are now underway for the 2012-2013 academic year, when students will have a choice of 11 courses, covering four of the six IB subject groups.
Pamoja Education's online Diploma courses represent the very best in online pedagogy: courses are student-centric but teacher-led, designed to promote rich student-teacher and student-student interaction.
Classes are limited to a maximum of 25 students, with class sections balanced to ensure a geographically diverse student body - leading to global working relationships which are anything but "virtual".
Each course is developed by a team of experienced IB teachers, selected in close consultation with the IB. Lesson plans ensure that students master the Diploma Programme curriculum while also developing 21st century learning skills which will prove beneficial throughout their academic and professional careers.
In creating and delivering its online courses, Pamoja Education works closely with the International Baccalaureate to ensure full compliance with the IB's rigorous standards and quality assurance processes. All Pamoja Education online courses are fully recognised by the IB, in fulfilment of Certificate and Diploma requirements. The IB evaluates and provides ongoing review of course content, teacher selection/training and course delivery - all of which helps Pamoja Education to maintain the highest quality student experience and academic achievement
For any Pamoja Education online course, students are immersed in an environment that makes full use of the latest Web 2.0 tools, such as Blogs, Wikis, RSS Feeds, Podcasts and Discussion Boards. With 24/7 access to course content students can study and participate at your convenience, developing independent learning skills which will leave them well positioned for future academic and career success.
The underlying VLE is Desire2Learn.