Mar
24
2015

A New Vision for Education and Technology at GESF 2015 Dubai

The Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) is held on an annual basis in Dubai, UAE, and brings together world political and business leaders, teachers, activists and researchers to discuss the global state of affairs in education. The backdrop for this year’s conference is the 2015 New Vision for Education report which addresses gaps in … Continue reading A New Vision for Education and Technology at GESF 2015 Dubai

Mar
21
2015

Finland schools replace subjects with ‘topics’

Finland is well known as having one of the best, if not the best, education systems in the world. With scores in both literacy and numeracy at the top of the heap, only  Singapore and China outperform Finland in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) rankings, which has caused educators to flock to the … Continue reading Finland schools replace subjects with ‘topics’

Mar
19
2015

Times University Ranking for Middle East and North Africa Planned

The world renowned system for ranking institutions of higher learning across the world, The Times World University Ranking, has just released its latest report for 2014-2015. Not surprisingly, most of the institutions in the top 100 come from the United States, the UK and a few other advanced industrialized nations such as Switzerland, Japan, South … Continue reading Times University Ranking for Middle East and North Africa Planned

Mar
04
2015

Tablets Instead of Teachers? A Powerful Argument for Mobile Learning in Africa

Inspired by the lack of schooling for over 100 million 1st grade students worldwide, the One Laptop Per Child program embarked on an ambitious project to give laptops to illiterate children in remote villages in Ethiopia with little or no instruction, to see if the kids to learn to read all by themselves by experimenting … Continue reading Tablets Instead of Teachers? A Powerful Argument for Mobile Learning in Africa

Mar
04
2015

Cheaper Internet Phones Mean Increased Access For All

Microsoft today unveiled a cheap internet capable Nokia phone for $29 with a 29 hour battery life.  The Nokia 215 comes with pre-loaded apps such as Facebook and Opera Mini Browser. Other functions include a flashlight and radio. The phone has very low specs, but according to Microsoft it is the most affordable internet ready … Continue reading Cheaper Internet Phones Mean Increased Access For All