FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

1.) Complete the registration form.

2.) After registration, create an account for each student with the NKALA Learning Management Site.

3.) Submit your payment if paying in full or make your first monthly payment if paying in installments.

4.) Once the first monthly payment has been received we’ll send you a six-digit enrollment code for each of the classes that you registered for. Login to the NKALA LMS site. In the dashboard area you will see a place to enter the enrollment code(s). Do so to be enrolled in each of your courses.

See the video below on how to create an account with the NKALA learning management site.

NKALA Education offers live and on-demand courses. For our live offerings students login to our interactive online classroom at the scheduled class time. Students connect to the classroom through their web browser where they access their computer’s webcam and microphone (VOIP) in order to communicate with the instructor and other students. Course content is shared via a live whiteboard and instructor screen-sharing.

On-demand courses are self-paced and feature pre-recorded video lectures, readings, and activities. Students may communicate with their peers or instructors via discussion forums.

  1. First contact us to discuss your tutorial needs.
  2. After the consultation you will need to register for the online portal where you will find a calendar with your tutor’s schedule.
  3. Purchase one or more 8-hour tutorial blocks.*
  4. Select the days and times for your tutorial sessions based on your tutor’s availability.**
  5. Login to the online classroom at your scheduled tutorial time and prepare to be amazed!
NOTE:
*Payment must be received prior to the start of tutoring
**Students/parents must request to reschedule sessions at least 48 hours in advance. No-shows or sessions canceled within 48 hours of the scheduled time will not be rescheduled or refunded.
  1.  For computer, you need a laptop or desktop computer with (at least) 2G of memory and a 1Ghz processor (any computer bought in the last five years should be fine). 
  2.  For bandwidth, you must have at least 0.5 Mbits/second upstream and 1 Mbits/second downstream.  To check bandwidth use, https://speedtest.net/.
  3.  For browsers, we recommend Google Chrome (Flash is built-in) or Mozilla FireFox.  You can also use Safari on Mac OS X, but you’ll get better audio using Chrome and FireFox.
  4.  For audio, we strongly recommend using a headset.  A headset will ensure that others can hear your voice clearly and you don’t cause echo or background noise for others.  You do not need to buy an expensive one — any basic headset with a built-in microphone will suffice.  
  5.  If you have a firewall, the classroom client running with your browser needs to connect to an external server on ports TCP/IP ports 80, 443, 1935 and UDP ports 16384-32768.  

A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone along with a quiet area to attend the class should be sufficient.

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Through our Online Learning Management System (LMS) students are able to take our live online courses whenever their schedules permit. Each live session is recorded and posted in the LMS for review at the student’s leisure. Students may review the lesson content and submit assignments as they are able to. The online LMS also features a discussion forum which allows students to interact with each other and to ask questions of the instructor. On-demand students have the added benefit of being able to browse previously posted questions and discussions.

“The main purpose of education is to train the student to be a proper handler of power. Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance.”  ~ Prof. John Henrik Clarke

African centered education is an approach that was born out of the collective historical and present-day experiences of African people across the world. It is a holistic approach that draws upon the wisdom of our ancient African educational traditions where education was not only rooted in the worldview and experiences of the people but it was also principally concerned with preparing students to address the practical needs of their society. It is an honest approach to education that re-asserts the value of African thought which is typically omitted from the contemporary academic milieu. For Diaspora-born and Continental African students alike, culturally centered education removes the limits to their academic and professional potential.

Yes, we do. Contact us to discuss your needs. We are able to custom-build a course for you, your student, or your homeschool collective. Our custom courses are often focused on science, technology, engineering , and mathematics (STEM) where we merge core concepts with practical application to facilitate project-based learning. We also offer custom courses in language, technical writing, and creative writing.