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EduCafé is an EdTech company based in South Africa. Our team and partners are from around the world which ensures that everything we do aligns to the latest international best practices in course design. Each member of the EduCafé team has years of experience in online course development and gained experience developing hundreds of fully online programmes at more than 50 Universities. Partner with us and we will be there to provide you with all the guidance and support you may need during your move online. We can support you with one or with multiple modules/courses or full programmes. If you already have courses online and they are not performing as well as they should, talk to us and let us get them to a point where they are efficient, effective and able to scale while keeping student and lecturer success in mind.

Our team is made up of a network of EdTech specialists from around the world. This approach enables us to scale quickly as needed and makes it possible for us to tap into the right expert for the right challenge.

Dr Nico Baird

Online Learning Strategist

Dr Nico Baird

Dr Nico Baird is an elearning strategist and consultant with over two decades of experience. He has led innovation and implementation of blended and online learning, higher education leadership, management, and online programme development in various higher education contexts.

Dr Baird has provided support and guidance to over 50 international universities on the deployment of hundreds of programmes, putting in place efficient, effective, and scalable processes to ensure faculty and student success. Passionate about expanding access to high-quality, affordable higher education.

Dr Baird is known for his innovative approach to online learning.

Dr Carmen Thomas

Assessment Specialist

Dr Carmen Thomas

Dr Carmen Thomas is an education expert passionate about modernizing education institutions to enhance learner outcomes. She has extensive experience working with education providers, regulators, and stakeholders across the public and private sectors, driving change and innovation.

Dr Thomas is a skilled change leader and manager, adept at collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement integrated change initiatives. Her accomplishments include spearheading the implementation of digital assessment in universities and transforming curriculum design and assessment.

Leveraging her international network of key stakeholders in the education innovation ecosystem, Dr Thomas fosters strong relationships to advance educational modernization. Her expertise spans organizational change, curriculum and assessment design, learning design, educational research, e-learning, new technologies in education, and HE educational quality development.

Ms Andrea Dixon


Andrea Dixon

Andrea has had a dynamic career spanning diverse industries.  She is a results-oriented professional with vast experience in partnership management, project delivery, and business development, she has spent a decade working in EdTech.

An impactful team leader with the ability to inspire, guide, and nurture teams towards collaborative success. Strongly self-motivated with a structured and rational approach to problem solving. She has a proven track-record in leading teams in the EdTech environment to the successful completion and deployment of exceptional learning experiences.

Let’s talk and see how we can make your life easier

By doing things right from the start you not only save time, but you also give your team the confidence to know what needs to be done with clear timelines. Processes we implement will not only save you time but remove all the headaches.

Higher Education Institutions

Experience in the strategic planning, programme review, accreditation, deployment, management, assessment and scaling of Undergraduate and Masters Programmes at a global level.

Private Companies

Experience in the strategic planning, course development, deployment, management, assessment and scaling of short courses, staff development, leadership development and general skills development across various industries.


Experience in the strategic planning, subject review, development, deployment, management, assessment and scaling of subjects in a blended and fully online model.

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