Meet the couple behind the first e-learning platform to use A.I. instructors in U.S.

Abu Mubarik October 03, 2022
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The global e-learning market is reportedly worth billions of dollars, and it is also now the fastest method of learning for modern learners. What is more, e-learning also comes with comfort and flexibility, allowing people to learn at their own time and pace.

Also, there is a shift away from the classroom across the world in response to the pandemic. Experts say that the changes the pandemic has caused are here to stay. The global online learning industry is currently worth $269B+ and is expected to grow to $585B+ by 2027, as stated by an online education market report.

The sector has so far been dominated by white founders, although in recent times, platforms like LegacyShift led by Black business founders are changing the narrative. The latest Black founders to join the e-learning platform are husband and wife DeMario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain.

They are the founders of the first E-learning platform to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the United States. The ed-tech startup, called Skilldora, was launched in partnership with D-ID, using its Creative Reality technology to deliver courses exclusively by A.I. Instructors.

The ed-tech startup based in Fort Mill SC offers a suite of AI-instructed courses, interactive features, and partnerships with industry leaders.

“We believe the world of eLearning is rapidly changing and learners want more interactive learning experiences, consistency in content quality, and compact courses they can take over a lunch break,” say DeMario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain, Skilldora’s co-founders.  

 “And Skilldora is answering the call by offering, A.I. Instructed Courses™ across a bevy of professional development categories, interactive Personal Discovery Assessments with instant A.I. Coach feedback, and a ‘done-for-you’ B2B solution, which produces eLearning products on demand.”

On this LinkedIn page, DeMario McIlwain, who serves as the CEO of the startup, describes himself as an army veteran and focuses his leadership on driving the delivery of next-level EdTech services, training, and eLearning solutions to the masses on a global scale.

He has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketer, programmer, and developer. The army veteran of 10 years also specializes in strategic development, implementation, and branding strategies.

Dawn Nicole McIlwain, on the other hand, has a track record of assisting renowned organizations to achieve more business value. She is a highly sought-after business agility expert, a globally accredited trainer, and an ex-BCG’er.

Prior to starting Skilldora, the couple co-founded BrandDisco to help veterans and HBCUs get career-ready.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: October 3, 2022


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