MOOCs – Panacea or benevolent curse?

Online university education programmes, and massive open online courses – MOOCs – in particular, may be considered disruptive technological developments with the potential to be useful in the struggle to address the challenges of higher education in the 21st Century. But this will only be realised if we avoid the twin evils of cynicism and evangelism, writes Adam Habib and Christine Wood.

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Help the platinum belt

There is a humanitarian tragedy unfolding on the platinum belt. While supporting current attempts to reach a settlement to the dispute, the reality on the ground is that children, women and men don’t have food, and hardship will persist after the strike is settled.

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