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...

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 res...

Out of Kontakt

This week, a mixed bag from Around the World: human rights find support in Indonesia, and millions of Indians benefit from online news; but in Russia, it appears that state control is affecting social media freedom, while in Kenya, infrastructure development m...

From hackerspace to outer space

The Web turned 25 yesterday, and its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, took the opportunity to call for a bill of online rights to defend users against surveillance. Meanwhile as Iran considers scaling down its censor...

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 p...

The cutting-edge chopping-board, and other stories

a steak dinner (medium rare) c.2095(the white stripe in the middle is Bearnaise sauce) ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is less than a week away! And, as usual from Around the World, here are six items to whet your appetite for the main event: a mixture of exciting dev...

The Around the World Hallowe’en special

from a 1931 exhibition at Berlin's Arbeiterschütz-Museum, teaching about correct body posture in daily life Ghost schools, zombie universities, skeletons and evil spirits: it’s all here this week in an extr...

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...

Educating Rigveda (and other stories)

Kenya and Nigeria are two of the crucibles of Africa’s tech revolution: yet the news from each of them this week presents a stark contrast. As do the findings of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills – good news for Finland and Japan, less so for the US and UK. All ...

Censorious sensibilities – and other stories

Turkey’s deep internal divisions revealed themselves again this week, this time in educational institutions. Meanwhile in neighbouring Syria, teachers and pupils struggle on in the face of a conflict that shows...