Using data to promote student success

Advertorial by OEB Silver Sponsor DXTERA INSTITUTESM   The DXtera Institute is a non-profit organisation that uses student data to promote student success rates in colleges and universities. The ...

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 Government has been telling porky pies again, MOO(!)C ...

Mine of mismanaged information

The mine housing some of the United States Office of Personnel Management There’s a bit of a sci-fi feel to Around the World this week. Automatic barmen and party-bots have both made the cut – as has the su...

Antisocial networking

As MOOCs move into their second phase, the knives are coming out: questions have been raised about their effectiveness, their openness – and now, about ownership and copyright. News has also come in this week a...

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 message sent to Ukrainian protestors, reading “Dear...
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 ...

Snow excuse for missing classes (and other stories)

Around the World returns to continue documenting all that’s new in 2014. And things are certainly hotting up across the globe; from Jamaica to Botswana, governments and innovators are driving online learning forward into the new year. Meanwhile in the USA, an ...

Emotional Computers, and other stories

Online Learning is by nature a global endeavour. This week’s reports in Around the World show many of e-learning’s international applications – to aid development, promote unity and co-operation, and expand wor...