Summary

Educative Tech is driven by a young and capable team and specialises in the provision of a next generation learning management system called Canvas LMS. We also develop expanded functionality for this system; functionality which our LMS clients benefit from. Thanks to a commitment to innovation, the value for money of our offering is unprecedented without compromising on the world leading technology we use to serve our client’s needs.

The Background

Canvas is not only the market leading online learning platform but it is also open source. Therefore, theoretically, anyone can host an instance of Canvas themselves. With a system this user friendly, powerful and extensible you’d expect every educational institution to grab on to it with delight; especially in the developing world where technology empowered education is so sorely needed.

However, in the developing world comparatively very few institutions have implemented it and, unfortunately, they cannot due to complexity to implement and host it oneself.

Furthermore, it is comparatively unknown with even the educational market leaders like the largest, most respected local universities and schools still making use of previous generation systems, practically across the board.

Local institutions are, of course, free to approach foreign providers to host Canvas for them but the lack of local hosting, support and pricing proves problematic for most.

Our Story

Kommetjie lighthouse, Cape Town South Africa
The Kommetjie lighthouse not far from where most of us live.
As a team of educational technology, IT, and educational professionals we experienced this pressing need first hand in the organisations we were serving in and studying through. Therefore, in 2019 we established Educative Tech (Pty) Ltd in the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, to fill this gap. Since then we have been gathering strength by the day.

Through innovation and modern cloud computing technology we are thankful that we have been enabled to develop a way for even small institutions to use Canvas.

And, if that is not enough, we have also been hard at work developing never before seen, plug-in tools for Canvas to alleviate our clients’ pain points, like busy work. Our first tool, the rapid module builder, is already available to our clients and being beta tested at this moment to hone it to perfection.

The main data-centre we utilise has just been newly built in Cape Town South Africa, but we are able to offer the same level of service for clients who need their instances hosted abroad, with a selection of data-centres available worldwide.

Leadership Team

Louis Barry

Louis Barry

Managing Director

Besides his role as the managing director of Educative Tech Louis also gets involved hands on as an educational technologist to help assure that clients’ implementations are great success stories. He has a BComm in IT and Economics from North West University and BTh and LTh from the Bible Institute of South Africa. He also has experience in church based vocational ministry. He is happily married and has two boys of 4 and 2 years respectively.

Joshua Stubbs

Joshua Stubbs

Chief Engineer

Joshua, or “Stubbs” as he is affectionately known to the team, is a systems engineer whose first language seems to be code and his God given talent is to be a solver of impossible software engineering problems. As an accomplished self teacher and a man of character he is the beating heart of Educative Tech’s technical operations.

Alex Steinberg

Alex Steinberg

Non-Executive Director

Alex is a veteran software developer and experienced leader of development teams. He has an exceptional grasp of the world of online technologies. He is also well known in software development circles in Cape Town as the organiser of popular software developers’ meetup called Deep South Devs. His integrity and courage is not only seen in the workplace but also in his family.