eLearning solutions are a growing part of WSOY's educational offering. The internet-based Opit learning environment, aimed at Finnish comprehensive schools, is one of the most important eLearning projects in WSOY. WSOY's Polish subsidiary, Young Digital Poland, concentrates on eLearning content production.
The Opit service was launched in October 2001. At the moment it has over 100,000 subscribed users. More than 60 communities around Finland have signed the agreement and long-term, large-scale agreements were made with Tampere and Espoo late last year. Both cities decided to take the Opit service into use for all their pupils. After that also Pori, Vaasa, Kotka, Hamina ja Kaarina signed agreements to take Opit for all their pupils. At the moment WSOY is negotiating for large-scale take-ups with more than ten municipalities or intermunicipal organizations.
eContent from Poland
In addition to the Opit environment, eLearning materials are also a growing area of WSOY's portfolio. Young Digital Poland (YDP) is one of the leading producers of interactive teaching materials in the world. YDP develops and publishes material packages for eLearning, software for language courses, and technical solutions for eLearning.
Currently the main activity of YDP is the production of high-quality eLearning materials for international large publishers. YDP still has a strong position in language learning software, but their relative importance is nowadays only 20% of YDP's portfolio.