Thursday, December 19, 2013

Role of For-fee Low Cost Educational Instutions

Wired magazine has an article "Pop-Up Schools Could Radically Improve Global Education" by Dayo Olopade in its December 2013 education. Normally I don't read Wired, finding it a jumble of naive enthusiasm for "new" technology which is barely distinguishable from the advertising. But this article on the Bridge International Academies was of interest. These are, from my limited reading, are non-government schools for developing nations which use a centralised Internet based administration and course materials. It would be interesting to see how much this model of education could be extended to higher level, blended mode, vocational education, perhaps using Khan Academy materials. I was only able to find about 25 papers which mention Bridge.

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