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The Open University at 45: What can we learn from Britain’s distance education pioneer?

Forty-five years ago, when Britain’s Open University (OU) began broadcasting its first lectures over BBC television and radio, there were many reasons to discount its importance. For one thing, the concept of providing higher education at a distance wasn’t new: the first correspondence course, teaching shorthand, was offered in the 1700s; the University of London …

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Michelle Obama Doha Education

Michelle Obama: To improve education, world needs an ‘honest conversation’ about women’s rights

DOHA, Qatar — While most Americans were sleeping, first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday delivered a major speech on girls’ education, urging world leaders not to separate issues of education from wider discussions about girls’ and women’s rights.”If we truly want to get girls into our classrooms, then we need to have an honest conversation about …

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Haiti – Nonprofit Educational Programs

Needless to say that if primary and secondary education was similarly privatized in the industrialized world we would experience higher illiteracy rates. Access to education and quality education in a sovereign nation are the result of political and fiscal policy. See on Scoop.it – Ayiti Now Corp

Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia | TechCrunch

  85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android.. Source: techcrunch.com 85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android.. See on Scoop.it – Teaching and testing