D2L EMEAAgricolleges International cultivates new crop of South African farmers via online learning

Agricolleges International cultivates new crop of South African farmers via online learning

In South Africa, many of the problems faced by traditional agricultural colleges, were the result of poor infrastructure. Agricultural colleges could not expand past a certain size, due to limits in availability of electricity, water supplies and the capital cost of investing in bricks and mortar.

The question they faced, was how to keep fees low enough to make enrolment for students from poorer backgrounds possible, yet still have the money to maintain facilities and expand over time without hitting the limits imposed by a lack of infrastructure.

The answer was something rarely attempted in agricultural education—cloud-based online learning.

Read the Agricolleges success story to learn how they leveraged D2L’s Brightspace platform to provide intuitive, mobile-friendly and hybrid learning via a platform that supports rich content and how key elements of the course are performed remotely, as theory is complemented by a two week on-site practical.

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Watch this video to find out how Agricolleges International increased student engagement

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