Education in Emerging Markets

Education is only just starting to boom in the emerging markets of the world and has a long, long way to go. Asia’s rapidly growing middle class knows that education is the route to a good job with higher living standards. What is more, they are willing to pay...

On-line teaching revolution spreads to UK

The emerging market of on-line teaching has been dominated by the US, but now a partnership of UK universities is launching a new project.  The following UK based universities are taking part – the Open University, King’s College London, Bristol, Exeter,...

Africa: The Importance of On-line Learning

I have just visited Africa (Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana) and seen for myself the immense challenges and opportunities presented by this vast continent. Internet connectivity is certainly a problem when you are out in the wilds of Tanzania. If you are able to...

Petrol prices surge to record highs

A recent post in The Local, Germany’s News in English has again highlighted that petrol prices are at record highs. This is making it significantly more expensive for people to travel by car. In today’s difficult economy, there is a greater imperative to...

Anytime, anywhere learning

An interesting article has just been published by Ovum, “Skype helps “anytime, anywhere” learning”. Whilst it specifically refers to the use of Skype, there are other web conferencing systems available such as BigBlueButton. This is an open source software...