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Enter the dome of science

This week in Around the World, spherical technology surrounds Russian students with knowledge; six-year-old Brits are more tech-savvy than adults and Indian teacher breaks truancy record.     To find...

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...

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...

Give me a drone where the buffalo roam…

Stories from Ukraine have sobered the widespread adulation previously given by gushing journalists to social and communicative media since the revolutions in the Arab world. We previously reported on the text m...
by Mstislav Chernov

Blogging, bloating, and other stories…

It’s a series of upsides and downsides this week in Around the World, with stories of technology’s incredible ability to inspire, empower, annoy – and even oppress. In Kenya, an innovative app is providing eye ...

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 project helping “to tear down the wall of ignoran...

Focus on Africa

With ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN over, it’s time to look forward to its sister Conference: eLearning Africa 2014. From the 28 – 30 May next year, this leading pan-African event will gather over 1,400 e-learning profes...

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 appe...

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 extra-cobwebby edition of Around the World. But we’re ...

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 ...