Alma Peña, is a Mexican businesswoman, a specialist in education, high capacities, and talent development. For more than ten years she has dedicated herself to the organization of courses, workshops and conferences focused on family education. Seven years ago, she was looking for a way to provide better training and improved skill development, but she couldn’t find a quality program. She created Sekou Academy and ever since then over 3,000 students from more than 16 countries have taken courses in INDIE LMS.
Why did you need a learning platform?
When developing the idea of the program, it was very important for me to be able to reach the largest number of Spanish-speaking families throughout Latin America and the world, so I decided that I would use an LMS to have a faster, more global delivery and also improve costs for the benefit of our families.
I searched for weeks and studied many LMS options until I found CYPHER LEARNING, which was by far the best option for us from the start.
Since the end of 2018, we have used INDIE, and NEO for our K-12 programs with students between 2 - 18.
What made you consider INDIE LMS as a viable solution?
The first thing that caught my attention was its design and professional image. As I began to get to know INDIE, I realized that it was very friendly and easy to use. It was exactly what I needed so this way both children and their parents could use it.
In addition, INDIE has many functions that facilitate the delivery of our program.
What improvements have you noticed since using INDIE LMS?
INDIE is constantly improving. Every month they release new features or improve existing ones. Almost always based on user suggestions.
What do you like the most about INDIE LMS and why?
I like its attractive design and that it is easy and intuitive handling. Also, I like the functions and hosting capacity available and the immediate technical support in any doubt or situation that arises. The CYPHER LEARNING support team is always there to support us.
Our families reiterate how easy it is to access all of the program's lessons and resources, and that even our youngest students can use it.
How has INDIE LMS improved your online learning experience during the pandemic?
Our families were already using INDIE long before the pandemic, so it really wasn't a sudden change for us to use ICTs, as it was for most people. We can proudly say that we and our families were already prepared for the new education.
How does INDIE help your business grow?
From the beginning, CYPHER LEARNING has been a key player in the development and growth of Sekou Academy.
It’s easy handling, both for administrators and students, as well as its ability to sustain exponential growth has made us feel supported.
2020 was a year of great expansion for Sekou Academy. We grew 1000% and families came from many parts of the world.