Attack of the cyborg cockroaches, and other stories

While technology-supported learning is a worldwide movement, it takes on a dazzling variety of different forms everywhere it is practised, from the hi-tech parks of Singapore to the dank gap behind the fridge i...

Can virtual reality keep us safe during disasters?

The United Nations recently commemorated the International Day for Disaster Reduction, an annual effort to raise the profile of disaster preparedness. This year, the day’s focus was on society’s most vulnerable...

India’s financial five-year-olds, and other stories

Last week, Around the World promised you the very last article you'd ever have to read on MOOCs. Well... we lied – see below for the whole story, along with e-health news from West Africa, e-government developm...

Michelle Obama has egg on her face, and other stories

Around the World, our weekly round-up of international education news, is back with more stories from near and far. This week big data hits the global healines – click here for our own interview with big data expert Dr Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. Plus top storie...