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Learn Appeal announces ways to support new learning capsules to help disadvantaged communities at home and abroad

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At the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony, Learn Appeal, the e-learning industry’s charity, made an appeal to guests for support of its learning capsule. The Learn Appeal Capsule enables communities with no internet access to access learning using devices that are increasingly being recycled and used in the developing world.

Guests of the e-Learning Awards were the first to see the short video and see the Learn Appeal Capsule in action.

Powered by an internal battery, the Capsule transmits learning from the pre-loaded LMS using a signal that can be received by any nearby device, even without an internet connection - bringing learning to areas that need it the most. Where connectivity issues are not the primary challenge, the Capsule provides another benefit - charities can provide targeted content to their learners, bypassing security concerns or potential data charges.

Developed specifically for Learn Appeal by Appitierre, the Learning Capsule, is now being manufactured for use by various charities including Barnados in the UK, Complitkenya in Kenya, Children’s Entrepreneurial Training Village in Malawi and m-ubuntu project in South Africa.

Lesley Price, Learn Appeal Consultant, said: “I’m delighted by the response from the industry to last night’s video. The goal of Learn Appeal was always to bring together the many talented people of our industry to support a common cause.So I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm that was shown and would like to thank everyone for their support, whether that’s through funding, donating their time and expertise or offers to provide content.”

To learn more about the Learn Appeal Capsule and the projects Learn Appeal supports visit the website or contact Lesley Price.