Just a month remaining until eLearning Africa 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, Invest in Africa Now! launches a learning platform dedicated to connecting investors and entrepreneurs in Africa, using a light, flexible, and most trusted WordPress Learning Management System (LMS) powered by LearnDash. They have uploaded a course aimed at preparing participants to the session on “funding technologies for skills development in businesses”, scheduled to take place on the 27th of September. Courses include lessons, topics, quizzes, and assignments. Invest in Africa Now! will issue certificates to trainees who complete training.

The management system is able to access the latest eLearning industry trends for creating robust learning experiences. Key features already available include adaptive learning that assigns child course based on the trainee’s performance, the ability to mark lesson as complete based on a storyline, powerful grading and report card system and social learning that gives learners the ability to collaborate with others. Also, the gamification of learning – an educational approach to motivate students to learn by using video game design and game elements in learning environments – will be deployed.

Courses just uploaded give insights into funding possibilities for EdTech deployment in businesses for skills development. It examines the nexus of funding, technology and learning. The main objective is to educate novice investors about investing in EdTech in Africa, EdTech entrepreneurs on how to raise capital and businesses on the benefits and options for EdTech deployment.

According to the 2017 Global Learning Technology Investment Patterns report, globally, over $37.8 billion has been invested in EdTech companies between 1977 and 2017, of which 62% was invested in just the last 3 years. Massive amounts were poured into consumer-facing and corporate-facing companies. EdTech startups in Africa are attracting funding, particularly in the startup hubs in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. In 2017, 17 EdTech companies garnered investments, the highest total number of deals made on the continent so far.

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