Learning in life is a continuous process. Facilitation of it is key to sustainable development. The creation of the UN SDGs saw a renewed commitment by governments and entities to find ways to make quality education more accessible and affordable by all. This resulted in the proliferation of open, long-distance technology-enabled learning models similar to those that had been developed by organisations such as Commonwealth of Learning (COL), www.col.org, an intergovernmental organisation formed by Heads of Governments of Commonwealth Countries geared towards improving livelihoods of its citizens.
It is such a model that produced the likes of Eren Bali, Co-founder of Udemy, whose only access to education in a remote community in Turkey were materials and books received from far places. Having exhausted every material within reach his biggest break came through a computer gift from his parents. Eren went on to teach himself as much as was available through the world wide web eventually creating a software that enabled him to create a live virtual classroom in Turkey. It was then that he saw the need to democratize education affording easy access to quality education by all.