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Global policy forum agrees HE actions to support SDGs – University World News

This has been the ‘Year of Education’, with a flurry of global policy statements key to online, open and flexible education, said Gard Titlestad, secretary general of the International Council for Open and Distance Education or ICDE. At a High Level Policy Forum, 130 leaders and policy-makers went a step further, identifying actions that would…

Building Schools Out of Clicks, Not Bricks – New York Times

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND — This past year has been a time of signs and wonders for the open educational resources movement, which pushes for free public access to educational materials. The first sign came from California, where a Stanford professor, Sebastian Thrun , decided to offer his introductory course in artificial intelligence for free online. Thanks…

For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web – New York Times

LONDON — Until recently, if you wanted to take Professor Rebecca Henderson’s course in advanced strategy to understand the long-term roots of why some companies are unusually successful, you needed to be a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Ms. Henderson taught at the Sloan School of Management. Admission to the Sloan School…

AFRICA- SENEGAL: Virtual University successes – University World News

Set up to bridge the digital North-South divide, the African Virtual University has also proved a success in the education of women and of students living in areas of conflict, said university Rector Dr Bakary Diallo. Speaking at the inauguration of a new distance learning centre at UCAD, the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar,…