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Shaw AcademyEducationis a privately ownedonline educationorganisation based inDublin, Ireland.12

Founded in 2013, Shaw Academy provides online courses which are audio/video recorded and deliver them to students through scheduled webinar times decided by the student to suit their own schedule. The educational spectrum involves subjects such as photography, health and fitness, financial trading, nutrition, web development, mobile app development and digital marketing.34Shaw Academy makes use of an intelligent chat bot and peer to peer chat to answer students live questions.2

Shaw Academy was founded by James Egan and Adrian Murphy in 2013.5

By January 2016, Shaw Academy was teaching about 55,000 new students each month.6By November of that year, it was teaching 400,000 new students every month and had surpassed teaching over 1.84 million students.78

In January 2016, founder Adrian Murphy and Irish Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, announced 40 new education positions in the Dublin office.569The CEO of Irish government agencyEnterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon, described Shaw Academy at the time as an example of an innovative Irish company in the growing online learning market, who are also supporting other Irish SMEs to grow through their extensive suite of online courses.59

In January 2017, Shaw Academy launched its own personalised educational platform, called Phoenix, to accommodate growing student numbers. Phoenix enables Shaw Academy to teach more students live online simultaneously whilst also providing an automated yet personalised service to its students.10

Shaw Academy offer courses ranging from business related topics such as digital marketing, social media marketing and web development to wellness programmes such as health and fitness and sports nutrition.8All courses are delivered with recordings of live presentations.811Students can log on to the dedicated portal to complete assignments, exams, review modules, replay lectures, view additional content etc. which are available to them at any time. Educational and technical support teams are also readily available to students.212

In January 2019, Shaw Academy announced its intention to deliver masters level qualifications in 2019. The process of launching these qualifications is not yet completed.

The professional diploma courses of Shaw Academy are accredited with 10 credit units by theScottish Credit and Qualifications Framework(SCQF) through validation ofEdinburgh Napier University.13They are hence on theEuropean Qualifications Framework, a reference network for the comparability of national educational standards,14and therefore, amongst others, comparable to 10 credit units achieved throughHigher National Diplomafoundation degreeDiploma of Higher Educationor anassociates degreein the US.

Shaw Academy has formed global partnerships with companies in e-commerce, telecom and recruitment sector such .715

In November 2016, Shaw Academy partnered with Indian e-commerce marketplaceFlipkartto provide certified courses on its portal.716

Headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland, as well as offices elsewhere, employing approximately 200 staff globally.56

In September 2015, Shaw Academy set up an office inBangalore, India, which employs over 120 staff.11

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