BRICS and mortarboards

This week in Around the World, the innovation that could bring computing within reach of the world’s poorest, and the innovator setting out to prove the case for online learning in Nigeria. News of an infrastru... Read More

Something pixelated in the state of Denmark

Whither Denmark? In this week’s Around the World, find out about the connections students and teachers are making in India, Africa, London and elsewhere. Learn how scientists are stepping in to help the rescue mission for the kidnapped children of Nigeria.... Read More


Africa tops the bill in this edition of Around the World – take a look at the top tech entrepreneurs on the Continent, and the highly innovative school that has made waves on the international design scene. Plu... Read More


In the popular imagination, “desertification” in the Sahara conjures up an image of inexorable walls of sand advancing, as the climate warms, southwards into the Sahel.   In reality, the situation is... Read More

Refrigerated spam? (and other internet trimmings)

The line between innovation and frivolity is very thin. This week, Around the World reports on a very silly “serious game” and a haywire kitchen appliance that could become a menace to us all… alongside more level-headed news of the resurrection of Kazakhstan’... Read More

OERs and MOOCs: Old Wine in New Skins?

Neil Butcher is Director at Neil Butcher and Associates and OER Strategist at OER Africa, an Initiative of the Southern African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE). As an expert in OERs, and believer in th... Read More