Online Learning Update

March 16, 2014

Mobile learning revolution helps empower Africa

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Guy Pfeffermann, Financial Times

Demand for education is booming in Africa. Its people are striving for personal growth and material improvement. What they may lack in material resources, they make up in an enormous thirst for learning, hence the exponential growth in online education. Rebecca Stromeyer, founder of the annual eLearning Africa conference, says: “Over the past eight years, homegrown innovation and entrepreneurship have driven a boom in the sector”. In the case of business education, this may soon lead, counter-intuitively, to Africa becoming a global leader in mobile technological innovation.

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