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New opportunities in e-Learning

Opinion of Professor Wim de Villiers, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT) For every 20 people in South Africa, there are 13 mobile phones. That’s according to a new report published by the GSMA, the body that represents the world’s mobile operators. That 65.7% penetration rate – the highest in Africa […]

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Online education: the massive debate

The internet is not just an information highway. It’s an education highway with endless lanes and almost unlimited (and free) resources on everything from artificial intelligence to creating a start-up for students to drive their own learning. That’s why they’re called Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. A massive number of people sign up. But […]

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Lessons from an online innovation course

Why would a man from Morocco who doesn’t have enough to eat buy a TV? How do we make schools work for poor citizens? Does foreign aid help or hinder? Without property rights, is life destined to be “nasty, brutish & short”? These are the questions asked in the introduction to the edX online course, […]

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