http://imgcdn.nrelate.com/common_wp/default_images/110_110/background-abstract-glass.jpgBy Stanley Opara. Self-paced electronic learning revenues may hit $512.7m by 2016, according to the latest forecast.
The continent is said to be experiencing a sharp upturn, as e-Learning Africa forum says Africa is no more just an end user of new products from the western world and others.
The engines driving the growth were also powering industry and innovation as well as supporting African businesses, it said
The forum added, “With fewer than 1,000 days left to the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, such African-born initiatives are also helping to accelerate the worldwide action against poverty.
“Africa is experiencing a technological surge and it is having a dramatic effect on education throughout the continent. Tech hubs are blossoming; new mobile devices and apps are being designed and produced in Africa, by Africans, and Africa’s e-Learning market is now the fastest-growing in the world.”
Currently, a record number of proposals had been submitted and more attendees are expected, than ever before, at the e-Learning Africa 2013 forum, which the organisers said was an effect of the technology boom. Read more...