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 fre...

The smart schools of 2014, and other stories

Around the World is off on its winter holidays next week: so this week we’re looking forward to 2014, with a selection of stories about the technologies, innovators and trends that will affect people’s lives in the new year. How will computing change to suppor...

E-Learning in pole position, and other stories

From east to west and north to south, Around the World is dedicated to discovering news from across the seven continents. Yes, seven continents – for this week the largest global e-learning conference brings yo...

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...

Into the wide blue Curaçao… and other stories

There’s been some sky-high thinking in the Caribbean this week – in stark contrast to what’s happening in decidedly more down-to-earth Detroit. Meanwhile, more exciting initiatives came to the fore in Malaysia and Vietnam, proof that south-east Asia’s EdTech i...