What We Do
Learning Lab Apps is an edtech company that creates web and mobile applications to make teaching and learning easy. Our core focus is relevant, high quality educational content and beautiful, user-friendly apps that enhance the teaching and learning process. We build educational apps and develop curriculum content that make a real difference to the lives of teachers and students.
Learning Lab Apps’ mission is to help children, parents and teachers progress by enhancing education through digital media.
Our company story begins in 2014, but our history in education and technology goes all the way back to the early 90’s.
Learning Lab Apps was formed by partners with distinct backgrounds in education, teaching, technology and business development. The seeds for Learning Lab Apps were planted in 1995 when our Content Director, Dereck Marnewick, ended his 20 year teaching career to start his own educational software company that paved the way and inspired the idea for Learning Lab Apps.
Learning Lab Apps officially launched in April 2014 with our first app, WorksheetCloud, going live on 28 October 2014.
Managing Director & Co-founder
Graduating from the University of Stellenbosch and Louis Group Business Academy in Business Management & Marketing, and at the University of Cape Town in Project Management, Adrian is accountable for the business development, direction and strategy behind Learning Lab Apps. Adrian has a long background in ecommerce and SaaS-based businesses with his involvement at international corporates like Amazon, as well as local South African ecommerce stores and service providers.
Follow on Twitter: @AdrianMarnewick
Technical Director & Co-founder
Graduating from the University of Cape Town with a Masters degree in Computer Science, Mike has been running his own expert PHP development company, Skipjack, for over 12 years focusing on Content Management Systems , Intelligent web applications and online assessment applications. Mike is accountable for all technical development at Learning Lab Apps, allowing us to stay ahead of the technology curve and expertly improve the education applications we develop to serve the biggest audience possible.
Content Director & Co-founder
Graduating from the University of Cape Town with a BSc, Dereck taught physical science at prominent Cape Town high schools for over 20 years. In 1995 after seeing a need for quality, South African based educational software he founded EvaluNet, an educational software development company that pioneered assessment software in South Africa. Dereck directs all content development at Learning Lab Apps with a team of highly-skilled teachers to ensure our content meets the high standards set by our customers.
Follow on Twitter: @dmarnewick