Thanks to increased access to the Internet and faster connections, Latin America has become one of the growing markets for online based education services.
Etutores is an online learning platform that aims to connect students and teachers. The online portal offers additional features like online booking, a virtual classroom environment, mobile applications and teacher training.
Coursera announced its entrance into the Brazilian / Portuguese MOOC market through partnerships with the University of São Paulo (USP), the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), the Lemann Foundation and the web portal R7.
Brazil represents Coursera’s fifth largest user base behind the US, India, China and UK.
In his 2013 founders’ letter, Google’s co-founder and CEO Larry Page takes a look at the current state of the US school system and states that it isn’t capable of encouraging the next generation of “big thinkers” companies like Google want and need to hire.
Blackboard and the Brazilian education company Grupo Positivo announced a strategic partnership.
Under the partnership Blackboard’s technology will be implemented in the offers of the different subsidiaries of Grupo Positivo.
In this week’s Sunday Review we learn about closer ties between China and Saudi Arabia, that schools’ faith in tech is a cancer and what happened to Inkling.
We have infographics about the global education crisis and raising autism rates as well as studies about thinking caps, Google’s new initiative to get young Australians into coding and much more.