Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Meet the Mentor - James Tooley, Global Education & Skills Forum, Dubai

My own "mentor" in the field is Dr. Pauline Dixon, and it was Prof. James Tooley's Gold Award Essay in the Financial Times back in 2006 that first mesmerized me into the "mystery" of low-cost private schools for the poor.

James' journey have been long, hard and beautiful, and now the world can enjoy his account on how it all got started and beyond at the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai.

https://educationandskillsforum.org/gesf-2015-meet-the-mentor-james-tooley/


Saturday, March 14, 2015

James Tooley on Business of Education at GES in Dubai

This year's Global Education & Skills Forum is having an excellent agenda, among other things with a panel about the business of education, featuring Prof. James Tooley. Fantastic!


Colombia, Latin America's Silicon Valley?

Today's very exciting read on http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/13/investing/colombia-tech-silicon-valley/index.html.

Mr. Facebook chooses Colombia as the host country for his first overseas town hall meeting. Although Facebook opened its first office in the country quite recently, only a year ago, global tech giants Google and Microsoft also got there quite recently. The numbers speak for themselves and the brief article on CNN Money is definitely worth a read.