SOURCE: XIHA Ltd

XIHA Ltd

December 17, 2009 08:00 ET

Social Learning Goes Global -- XIHA Life and BlueTeach Team Up to Launch First Global Peer-to-Peer Virtual Education Experience

XIHA Launches Social Learning Experience for Cross-Cultural Tutorials

SUNNYVALE, CA and PARIS--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - XIHA Life (www.xihalife.com), the world's first truly multilingual and multicultural social network, and BlueTeach (www.blueteach.com), a new browser-based video tutoring service, today launched an innovative online classroom, XIHA Learning. Anyone who wants to teach or learn about a subject can sign up for XIHA's multicultural community to learn and teach along with friends and family across the globe in over 50 different languages. Class participants share an online "white board" to draw shapes, write text, or ponder over math equations and music scales.

"BlueTeach fully shares our ideals of cross-cultural networking and offers cutting-edge forms of mentoring that will lead to a larger and progressively educated user base," explained Jani Penttinen, CEO and co-founder of XIHA Life. "We are excited to team up with BlueTeach to explore new areas of social education. Our users can now educate and learn across language barriers with others throughout the world."

"The dynamic blend of XIHA Life and BlueTeach will revolutionize person-to-person learning by bringing a global online dimension to educational exchanges," said Kemal El Moujahid, CEO of BlueTeach. "We look forward to seeing the creative ways in which XIHA Life users will develop and exchange online tutorials. We are very excited to witness the results of mixing cross-cultural networking contexts with innovative teaching modules, on language learning, but also game learning as well."

BlueTeach brings to the table a unique combination of new technology and traditional teaching methods. Its browser-based videoconferencing tool enables mentors to instruct on virtually any subject. Tutors can charge their students a fee, lecture on a pro bono basis, or even exchange training such as piano lessons for language tutoring. This element of on-demand education will inspire XIHA users to share their knowledge and expertise with others around the world.

About XIHA Life

XIHA Life (www.xihalife.com) brings people of the world together in the first truly multilingual social network. Users select as many languages as they want, and XIHA recognizes and filters the languages, allowing simultaneous cross-cultural communication. Users create blogs and homepages, try to buy games, and link to other social media. Features such as XIHA Music give users an easy way to learn about other cultures. XIHA users live in over 200 countries, with no country accounting for more than about five percent of total traffic. XIHA is based in Sunnyvale, California, Switzerland and Finland. http://www.xihalife.com

About BlueTeach

BlueTeach (www.blueteach.com) is a no set-up videoconferencing tool that lets you teach EASILY anything, anytime. BlueTeach's browser based virtual classroom, the Eclass, integrates the latest web technologies allowing for language learning, school tutoring, professional training, or game learning. The Eclass is enabled with a shared whiteboard on which users can embed graphics, Google maps & images, YouTube videos, science objects, 3D games, etc. Teachers can use BlueTeach FREE if they work pro bono, or charge their students with a commission. Teacher can also record tutorials and publish them on their favorite social network. BlueTeach is based in Paris, France.

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