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#OnlineLearningDay 2020: Black Pioneers Cracking Online Learning

It’s amazing how the rapid advancement of technology has made learning and education easier for millennials and just about everyone else. With this opportunity, learning has become open to virtually all. In countries where traditional learning has vast obstacles, individuals can take advantage of online courses. Online learning has now become a part of many institutions with certificates, degrees, and online language learning being accessible with the touch of a mouse.

Advances in technology now allow students to study entirely online while still socializing with classmates, watching lectures and participating in subject-specific discussions. However, because online learning varies according to needs, such as courses, community, background and purpose, there are still limiting factors based on those varying needs. Seeing the need to diversify the ample opportunities of online learning, these dynamic leaders have come up with amazing ways to augment and widen the scope of online learning courses and opportunities.

Founded in 2009 by Roland Omene, a TCU biochemistry graduate, Frog Tutoring provides one-on-one, in-home private tutoring customized to the needs of the student. Frog Tutors are not just intelligent individuals and excellent instructors, but role models who use their mentor-ship skills to inspire their students to achieve success both academically and personally. Though they specialize in math and science, they also provide assistance in all disciplines, offering quality tutoring to students from all ages. Their tutors are current students and graduates from local universities. They are skilled in adapting to each student’s unique needs and making the learning process fun! Education is their passion, and they want it to be that of all their students as well.

Helen Adeosun, along with her founding partner Dr. Madhuri Reddy started CareAcademy with a simple idea. The idea was to empower caregivers to learn how to deliver the best care to older adults with the support, guidance, and compassion needed to improve their quality of life. CareAcademy provides home care agencies with a best-in-class online education platform that delivers engaging video-based classes and real world scenarios that walk through aspects of the caregiver experience. They now train thousands of caregivers each month, helping them deliver the best care possible. Best of all, they provide the extra set of hands agencies need to manage caregiver training so they can acquire and retain the talent needed to grow their business.

Founded by Justin Burns, Miestro was founded to make it easy to run your online business in one place. They help you educate your staff, grow your community and sell your courses profitably. They generate more sales for you per month by monetizing your content. Simply put, they are the ultimate course platform to help you easily do your own online courses in just 5 steps. Their technology helps you to host your courses with access to real features such as analytics, the technology also helps you track engagement. Furthermore you can monetize your content, they would also design your training website and market, scale and grow your business.

Monica J Sutton is an early childhood educator and child behavior specialist who’s created an online community of parents with young children. She teaches young children both in the classroom and worldwide through her online FREE Circle Time Videos. She helps parents guide children to be their best selves in challenging situations using her PAUSE Practice. With a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, she has spent over 18 years working directly with children of all abilities and backgrounds in NYC classrooms. She combines her research-driven expertise and experiential hands-on results with the belief that every child has an individual path to greatness.

Monica J. Sutton, Justin Burns, Helen Adeosun and Roland Omone are all doing very different things in the online learning world but are touching lives in their own individual ways. We can’t wait to see more from them in the future.

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