UPDATE: The Knight Center’s first massive open online course reached our system limit, so registrations have been suspended. We are preparing a second edition of the same course that will start on Jan
Living in South Africa, I am surrounded by the vast divide in economic equality. Due to our history, the economics of South Africa has led to a particularly stark contrast between the haves and the have nots. The government in power, the African National Congress, has tried to address this inequality through two predominant policies: Black Economic Empowerment, and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. BEE and BBEEE have almost completely failed, leading instead to a rise of an extraordinaly rich black class of black elite. I believe this inequality can be better addressed through education for the youth and adults of South Africa. This post will explore a specific implementation of an educational system based on technology.