About Us


Ottiya is a creative learning platform whose mission is guided by identifying how learning and education can be more meaningful, creative and fun in the 21st century

In our work, we strive to be inclusive of young people's voices, to actively seek thought-provoking conversations, to creative ideas from diverse fields, and to nurture a grassroots movement to improve education around the world. Our content is created by education experts from diverse global backgrounds with the goal to bring to life learning for our education innovators tuning in from around the world.

With our global community of content contributors, Ottiya helps to facilitate open dialogue by providing the content and tools needed to implement creative learning across borders.


Our name Ottiya comes from combining the English word for our favorite animal, otter, with the Korean word, ya, which is added to the end of a friend’s name as a way to show endearment. Together, ottiya is a transfusion of words from the East and the West and means "Hi Otter". Ottiya takes inspiration from otters, who are gentle sea creatures that hold hands when they sleep. Ottiya is committed to going hand-in-hand with the global community of learners, parents, and teachers into the future. 



Ottiya was launched in Spring 2017 with the successful launch of our creative learning magazine. Our annual magazine is an exploration of different themes related to creative learning such as community, play, and empathy.Together with our global community, we explore what creative learning looks like in action. These ideas have been the inspiration for all of our other content and classes.

Through our shared dialogue and knowledge we gather from our community, we continue to create meaningful, creative, and fun augmented reality books and virtual reality experiences for our global learners.

Some of the organizations that have been featured or have formed content partnerships with us include the Capital of Children (LEGO Foundation), MIT Media Lab, the Empathy Institute, REACH (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Making Caring Common (Harvard Graduate School of Education), and hundreds of students, teachers, and parents from all over the world!


Born out of a time of crisis and need, Ottiya started offering interactive online classes for kids all over the world at the start of the COVID19 crisis. We are committed to bringing meaningful, creative, and fun learning to kids anywhere they are. Come join us:

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