Every year UNESCO holds the MLW, placing the focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education. Attracting more than 1,000 participants from 130 countries and including participants from all sectors, this year’s event was organized under the topic: Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gradually recognised by the formal education providers who want to better respond to the needs of their learners. If developed keeping universal design in mind, they can be freely available to all students regardless of their background.

As for traditional lear...

Digitalisation is connecting people, universities, countries and continents in ways that vastly increase our individual and collective potential. But the same forces have also made the world volatile, complex and uncertain. Digitalisation is a democratising force: we can connect and collaborate with...

As fellow IAU members and other readers of Horizons may be aware, the Association is initiating a process of reviewing and revising its existing ICT statement to consider the present state and future directions of ICT within the Higher Education sector.  Accordingly, the theme of this issue’s In Foc...

The short answer is yes. Can technology address the challenges faced by higher education? Has it increased access and bridged divides? Has technology led to improved outcomes? These are some of the most frequently asked questions that the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has been asked in the last 30...

Universities in all regions of the world are providing online access to millions of students that would not have been included in quality higher education if left without the online opportunity.  Examples are University of Maryland University College, USA, UNISA in South Africa, Open University, UK,...

The discourse on technology of late is dominated by the so-called "4th Industrial Revolution" (4IR) made famous by the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos. In Malaysia, there have been flurries of activities across many sectors especially among academics and professionals. In fact, universities are i...

We live in a world of fast political, social, economic, technological, and environmental change. At the same time, a transformative shift in the way innovation takes place is unfolding around the globe. According to Tapscott and Williams (2010), this shift, which is driven primarily by the Internet...

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The evolution of higher education as a driver of innovation is becoming widely recognized as a catalyst for global engagement. Technological discoveries and innovation trends have shifted from exploration of new ideas to establishing ways in which countries can harmonize their integratio...

The Bologna Process set out to establish a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) based on common objectives, standards and commitments. 20 years after its launch, the 48 signatory states continue to implement reforms with the objective of making European higher education systems more inclusive, more...

The rapid transformation of digital economies throughout Asia and the Pacific continues to challenge traditional higher education systems. Increasing demand for relevant education and training requires a rethink of how to promote the development of new skills throughout life [1]. Although the use of...

In 1912, Haiti was the first island to introduce electricity in the Caribbean [1]. In 1995, the Haitian private sector introduced internet, giving birth to an ICT community that built a vibrant ecosystem in spite of major challenges and issues the 11 million islanders have been faced with, the most...

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