Triumphs and troubles in online learning abroad

From EdSurge: “During the global crisis, 1.6 billion young people in 161 countries were not in college. Shockingly, without internet access, COVID-19 locked out close to 80 percent of the world’s enrolled students. Africa was hit hardest, cruelly, with 82 percent of college students in sub-Saharan Africa without internet access. … Globally, the greatest obstacle to universal online higher ed is not stubborn academic officers who reject digital education as being inferior substitutes for face-to-face instruction, but poor internet access, mostly in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.”

View the full article from EdSurge.

Weekly Education Email Newsletter

Our weekly email delivers all the latest news from the world of higher education direct to your inbox.