Global Learning: World Education Market 2001

May 18, 2001


The Global Learning supplement was published with The THES on 18 May 2001 and distributed at World Education Market (Vancouver, Canada: May 21-24, 2001).

A challenge for our times
With 872 million illiterate adults in the world, Unesco's dream of education for all is a distant one. Unesco's director-general Koïchiro Matsuura details the realistic objectives ahead.

Campus champs tackle heavies
Universities must act quickly to grasp the opportunities IT offers for education or risk losing market share to non-traditional providers, warns Richard Katz , vice-president of Educause.

Thinkniks: trad v. fad
In educating the knowledge workers of the future, or the 'thinknik' class, e-learning efforts must put a premium on hard work and human interaction, argues Michael Zastrocky , vice-president and research director of Gartner Group.

China expands net-based education
China's ministry of education allowed 25 more major universities to carry out online education or education via the internet trials in the past year, writes Geoffrey Parkins .

Evolution not an e-revolution
Online learning has not replaced traditional styles of distance education, but Sir John Daniel , vice-chancellor of The Open University, believes it still has the potential to shake things up.

The usual rules apply online
To succeed, Britain's e-University must ignore technomania, ensure high-quality provision and encourage the best possible terms and conditions for staff, argues Rob Copeland of the Association of University Teachers.

It's not who you know, but what you know
The Commonwealth of Learning backs access to knowledge, explains its president Gajaraj Dhanarajan.

Building bloc of clicks 'n' mortar
Online courses offered by the Global University Alliance, a consortium of universities, are attracting much interest in Asia and Europe. Geoff Maslen , in Melbourne, reports.

Punch-drunk set starts to sober up
Canadian universities have realised that e-learning is not about a fast buck and a camera in the classroom, says Philip Fine .

It all started with late-night telly...
Italian distance learning is proving popular in places such as Sardinia and is growing fast. Paul Bompard looks at what is being offered.

Ranks of the web wise burgeon in Israel
Israel is using the net to the full with its innovative learning programmes. Helena Flusfeder reports.

Scrolla set to boost ICT study
Three Scottish universities are collaborating on a new programme of research into online education.

Electronic design software goes online for students
Giving engineering students remote access to a powerful electronic design package allowed them to practise on the tools they will use at work.

Setting the teaching world alight
Ygnite is a UK-developed software tool that will allow education institutions to reap the benefit of 'computer-aided thinking'.

Attack on apartheid in learning
Radical government plans are set to overhaul distance learning in South Africa. Karen MacGregor reports.

Network lifting learning curve
The shift from the PC to network computing will drive demand for e-learning, a senior Sun Microsystems executive has predicted.

Cleo Lab funds e-learning research
The Open University and Carnegie Mellon University will be funded for e-learning research projects by the Customised Learning Experience Online Lab.

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