Ahmet Eti, the founder of SEBIT AŞ and Sebit LLC (Arizona), the creator of the award winning Vitamin and Adaptive Curriculum, has been CEO of SEBIT and Chairman of Sebit LLC.; both of which are 100% subsidiaries of Turk Telekom.
He began his carrier in 1988 as a Researcher in TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). There, he held a succession of positions culminating in his founding of the Computer Aided Education and Multimedia Research Laboratory. Between 1996 and 2002, he managed numerous award winning global projects including Akademedia and its Chinese version, Tian-yi which lead to the acquisition of Sebit by Siemens Business Services. As the Global E-learning Director of Siemens, he implemented the Malaysian Education Ministry’s Math and Science Teaching Courseware Development Project and also spearheaded iClass, the largest educational R&D project of the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme. After being spun off from Siemens Business Services in 2006, he founded Sebit before selling his stake to Turk Telekom at the end of 2007.
His masterpiece project Vitamin (www.vitaminegitim.com), is an online e-learning solution visited by 4.5 million people every month. With its 1.5 million registered users, Vitamin covers the entire curriculum of preschool, primary, middle and secondary education.
World’s first educational search engine Egitim.com (www.egitim.com ), Turkey’s first educational online shopping site Vittrin (www.vittrin.com) and a unique teachers’ professional development portal with distinguished live services reaching 200.000 registered users Vitamin Öğretmen (www.vitaminogretmen.com) are some of the other projects realized by his lead.
Adaptive Curriculum (www.adaptivecurriculum.com), which has been produced in Turkey under his management that reached to over 300.000 users in more than 500 schools in US, has been honoured with several awards including; the CODiE Awards by The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) as “The Best Online Educational Solution” and “The Best Virtual School Solution”, “Best Content Service” award in the World Communication Awards and “Distinguished Achievement Award” by the Association of US Educational Publishers.
His recent project Raunt (www.raunt.com) is the new generation university exam preparation platform which is the first and only customized university exam preparation platform in Turkey. Offering a personalized counseling service, customized study plans and rich content, the website www.raunt.com is designed to prepare students for Higher Education (YGS) and Undergraduate Placement (LYS) Exams throughout the preparation process.
Right along with those accomplishments, Eti has also served as the Turkish delegate of UNESCO at the Computer Aided Education Commission in 1989, a member of the Turkish Education Ministry’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee in 1990. In 2001, Eti was chosen Turkey’s Most Creative and Innovative Young Entrepreneur in the World Junior Entrepreneur Businessman Contest and in 2004 was honoured by the Professor Mustafa N. Parlar Training and Research Association’s Technology Encouragement Award.
Ahmet Eti received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University. He developed and held many projects in various countries for both governments and NGO’s with his expertise in creating and modelling innovative education solutions and highly contributed to the transformation of education globally.