E-Learning as a tool to bridge skills gap in Africa


Education and knowledge have gone beyond the traditional four walls of a classroom. It’s now digital, fluid and global for anyone ready to learn and impact knowledge. According to eLearning Industry, the industry is currently worth more than $243 Billion with an expected 5% growth before 2020.

All of these e-Learning platforms have their own strong points that are along the line of skills and interest. Currently, the top 10 platforms dominating the e-learning industry are;
For Africa, where there is a lot of skill gaps to fill and the absence of the know-how, e-Learning platforms could bridge the gap for both those who have a skill to teach and those willing to pick up new skills. Go on any of these e-Learning platforms, there is an abundance of resources and knowledge to benefit from. There’s rarely any field that has a dearth of information on these e-Learning platforms.

At a time where Africa and other developing world are playing catch-up to the rest of the world, E-Learning platforms have presented the growing youth population the avenue not only to learn but also network with other people all over the world. 

It’s a two-way benefit for Africans with the skills to offer, they can make a good kill teaching others on these platforms. Publishing courses on e-Learning platforms have become really profitable as it presents Africans with a new stream of income.

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