The eMETA concept and model was originally created by Geran Capewell as a means for Behavioral Health Organizations to better engage and educate their professional community.
In 2008, while providing administrative consulting for a major mental health organization in the United States, Geran saw a need for a learning management system that better catered to the needs of organizations providing professional development programs for their members. Geran brought together a team of Developers, IT Specialists and Educators to build the eMETA Platform. Over 20 different open source applications were integrated into eMETA, many customized to serve specific needs. In addition proprietary applications not available in open source were developed to exclusively serve professional development, continuing education and training Providers. The result is a "cutting edge", feature-rich Learning Environment now used by Provider organizations in a wide variety of professions and industries throughout North America.
The engine platform on which eMETA is built is ATutor licensed by eMeta Learning Solutions under the GNU General Public License (GPL) Protocol. ATutor was originally developed by Greg Gay at the University of Toronto in Canada and is now maintained by the Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art & Design University. ATutor is being used as the principle Learning Management System by leading universities and learning institutes around the world.
Geran Capewell, Founder and President; With over 30 years as an event/show producer and non-profit administrator, Geran is considered one of North America's most accomplished consultants. His events have won numerous national and international awards. His projects have included some of the largest events in North America including the Special Olympics as special consultant to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Goodwill Games Seattle, 3 Royal Galas, Expo 86 in Vancouver and the Commonwealth Heads of State Conference, Calgary Winter Olympics, The Commonwealth Games and Canada Games.
In 1994 Geran won a national competition to produce the nightly summer show for tourists on Parliament Hill in Canada’s national capitol Ottawa. Geran’s production Reflections of Canada a Symphony of Sound and Light was the featured presentation on Parliament Hill for five years between 1995 and 1999.
Geran's clients have included The Kennedy Family, The Whitehouse, Washington DC, the Canadian Prime Minister's Office, Buckingham Palace and the Malaysia Royal Family in Kula Lumpur. His corporate clients have included IBM, Oracle and Motorola.
Geran Capewell now lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia Canada and devotes all his time to the development of eMETA Learning Solutions.