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...

Oink!

Male chauvinism and pigs this week, with news of a deep-set bias in how Wikipedia is created and a game helping to reduce the health risks associated with swine (it's not Backgammon). Meanwhile, the US Gove...

How Mali writes love letters, and other stories

Around the World is off to slightly fewer destinations this week – giving us the chance to explore these areas in more detail. China already provides its metropolitan citizens with perhaps the best education in the world: news just in suggests it might soon be...

Shark track to prevent attack, and other stories

The view of Senkaku/Daioyu from the Chinese side Around the World this week is more international than ever, with several stories dealing with cross-border initiatives and issues – including a video-sharing...

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 le...

Sexual E-L’ing (and other stories)

E-Learning is a vital tool for development, and not just in “developing” countries. This week Around the World looks at how ICT can both develop Nigeria’s burgeoning economy and improve the lives of Britain’s poorest kids; how e-learning is fulfilling minoriti...

Connect, Communicate, Collaborate and Learn

ePals is expanding their classroom connections to China, Europe and Turkey.   ePals, a popular U.S.-based social learning network, is on the move to expand its reach in Europe and Asia, most notably ...