Mobile Technology and African Education

Definitely a post that I want to read fully, as after my week in Uganda with Tearfund earlier this year, I still have plans for an article about the changes that mobile technology has made to everyday life and living conditions for those in the villages that we see - and here's some research into mobile education: Lesego is 18 and lives in an isolated village in western Botswana. She is smart and wants to…

Lunch #TDC12

I'm booked onto the following lunch: BBC Future Media Lunch with Ralph Rivera (Thurs, 13:15 - 14:00) Following on Ralph Rivera's Thursday morning Thinking Digital talk, the BBC are hosting a lunch with Ralph, Ian Forrester and Samantha Chadwick. This will be a great opportunity to get to know some key people at the BBC's Future Media Division as well as hear more about the BBC's new Connected Studio programme, the R&D North Lab and other Future Media initiatives. This lunch is…

The Physical Campus: On its way out?

There's lots of debate as to what the 21st century classroom will grow to look like, and Times Higher Education picks up another story suggesting that the physical campus will become a thing of the past, as students log in when/where they want: The traditional university model is unlikely to survive the next 50 years because teaching, examinations and student social life will be offered separately on an "a la carte" basis, the British Council's annual…
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