What is Skilio?
We are a skill sharing marketplace that connects members by matching skill demand with skill supply via the framework of a social network. And we use live interactive classrooms for an enriched learning experience. Oh, and you know you can trust the people you are put in touch with, because unlike many other eLearning services on the web, our search results are primarily generated from within a members network to create meaningful and sustained exchanges.
Who is Skilio for?
For you - for me - for everyone. Skilio can be used by individuals, businesses, teachers and students, those just starting their careers and those who have retired and have many years of expert knowledge behind them. Skilio is for anyone who wants to share a skill with someone else or find out more on a subject in a way that mirrors how we do it in the real world.
What can I do on Skilio?
On Skilio you can:
- Learn anything, anywhere, anytime - we bring access to a vast skill set straight to your door, be that the Grenada, Grenoble or the Gambia. This can range from accounting to eco-building to teaching guitar. It is a global tool.
- Earn Money - being a Skilio member empowers you to capitalize on your skills and be financially rewarded for sharing the knowledge that you have acquired over a lifetime
Save Money - by learning using Skilio, you cut out all those annoying extra costs you would normally pay when following a course such as childcare, transport, parking & even paying the middle man
- Network and Connect: - you can use Skilio to build and strengthen relationships around the skills you have and the skills you want to have
- Share & help others - We strongly believe in the potential to make a direct and lasting impact in economically deprived and developing areas. Just an hour a week teaching a group of kids how to add or speak a foreign language, for example, can make a real difference to their lives, and create a lasting link between people.
Access knowledge, whatever the budget - Because of our flexible payment models, all members can have instant access to affordable skill sharing exchanges that allow you to continually learn, throughout life.
Why do you talk about Skill exchanges between members, rather than just plain simple lessons between students and teachers?
Good question, and yes, we'll admit it - this has caused us a bit of head scratching. The thing is, that we are not just about 'education' - we are about people sharing their knowledge, in whatever way works best for them. That could be via teaching of course, but also via mentoring, consulting, a one off conversation, a regular meet up - so we prefer to call it skill exchanges - after all everyone grows after a Skilio Session - their knowledge, their network and their finances - so it truly is an exchange!
I want to share my skill on Skilio, in what ways can I share my skill?
Great! We are really delighted to have you aboard. You can share you skill by talking about it on your profile page, chatting with other members that are interested in your area of expertise and of course, by starting a new Skilio session and inviting others to join you
How do I get started?
The first step is to register on the site. The best way to do this is through your existing social network, like Facebook or LinkedIn as this allows us to connect you right away with any of your other friends who are already on here.
Do I need to be an experienced teacher to share my skill or expertise?
No. If you are passionate about what you do and know your stuff, then by all means have a go at sharing it.
What is a Skilio Session and what does it look like?
A Skilio Session is a web conferencing environment, where you can connect with invited participants in real time using webcam, chat and document share. The system allows for an unlimited number of webcam streams in one Session.
Do I need any special software to lead a Skilio Session?
Skilio Sessions require the Flash Player, chances are you already have it installed on your computer. If you think you don't have Flash, or you want to download the latest version of, you can do so here: get.adobe.com/flashplayer
Do I need a webcam or any other special audio equipment?
We recommend having a webcam and some speakers or headphones to get the most out of the Skilio Session. But don't worry if you don't have a webcam right away - you can also communicate with other participants using chat.
How can I share content using the Skilio Session?
You can share information by webcam, chat, sharing URLs and also documents (available in Beta).
How do participants schedule a Session with me?
Participants can contact you via email to set up a Session, or by posting a message on your wall. You then set up a new Skilio session via the 'My Skilio' area, define the time and date and send them an invite. Remember that all prices are negotiated between yourself and the member beforehand.
How much does it cost for me to share my skill?
We take a 15% commission on each skill sharing exchange that involves a real currency.
How do potential 'students' find me?
Members looking for someone to lead a skill exchange can do so by browsing our category list or searching for a persons name or skill in the search box. Once your session has started, people within your network will also get a message in their newsfeed saying that your session is in action. They can also join at this point, providing you have allowed public access when you set up the Skilio Session.