Black Couple’s Online Academy Becomes the First to Be Accredited to Use Non-Human, AI Avatar Instructors

Meet DeMario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain, the founders of South Carolina-based Skilldora Inc., a Black-owned AI EdTech and eLearning platform that is the first online academy to receive global accreditation to have their online courses taught by AI Avatar Instructors. They have been accredited by CPD Standards Office, a world-leading CPD Accreditation Body located in Staines, England.

This milestone achievement is a testament to Skilldora’s commitment to providing the highest quality education to future-forward learners and thought leadership around the world. The accreditation, awarded by CPD Standards Office, a leading accrediting body in the education industry, recognizes the effectiveness and quality of the courses taught by Skilldora’s AI Avatar Instructors, defined as digital humans who are programmed to teach courses of all types.

“We are thrilled to be the first AI EdTech platform to receive accreditation for certified professional development courses taught by AI Avatar Instructors,” said DeMario, who is the CEO and co-founder of the company. This recognition is a validation of the hard work and dedication of our team in creating a platform that provides students with a unique and personalized learning experience.”

Equally, CPD Standards Office, whose mission is to support providers in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), realizes the significance of this iconic moment.

“We at the CPD Standards Office are incredibly proud to be the first accreditation provider to accredit AI Avatar Instructors. We firmly believe in the value and potential of technological advancement and are excited about the incredible opportunities that AI will bring to the field of education. We are committed to staying at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field and are proud to lead the way in the accreditation of AI Avatar Instructors,” said Amanda Rosewarne, CEO and Co-founder at The Professional Development Consortium.

The AI Avatar Instructors at Skilldora are equipped with advanced natural language processing and machine learning capabilities, allowing them to be relatable, provide social language patterns and recap rounds to have learners focus on the most important aspects of the content. This innovative approach to education has proven to be effective in improving student engagement and overall learning outcomes and Skilldora embraces the opportunity to create new AI eLearning standards.

“At Skilldora, we believe the future of education lies in the integration of technology and AI. This accreditation is a major step in that direction, and we are excited to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of education,” added Dawn Nicole, who is the COO and co-founder of the company.

Skilldora is already redefining what “good” looks like in AI eLearning. Upon the release of this history-making announcement, Skilldora will launch its first accredited online certification program taught by an AI Instructor entitled, AI Essentials Certification (AIEC): Understanding Artificial Intelligence in a Modern World!

This accredited online certification program by Skilldora the (AIEC), is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and its many applications in today’s world, a serendipitous example of Skilldora’s own model which teaches by doing.

Through this online certification program, learners will earn a certification in Artificial Intelligence Essentials, get 4-Continuing Professional Development credits or CPDs, and experience the real-world impacts of how AI intersects with education taking full advantage of interactive and engaging activities along the way.

Skilldora is an AI EdTech Company making it possible for businesses, educators & learners to launch big ideas faster by embracing a new world of AI. Skilldora specializes in creating & communicating online learning content at scale using AI Digital Human Presenters. Skilldora offers AI eLearning tools for businesses & AI education for future-forward learners. As the 1st in the US to launch an e-Learning platform & app using all AI Digital Human Instructors, and now the first to gain global accreditation, today Skilldora is proud to serve others.

To learn more or pre-enroll in Skilldora’s new Artificial Intelligence Essentials Certification (AIEC), go to, or for more information about Skilldora’s new accreditation, please visit the company’s website at




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