Disruption – that is perhaps the buzzword of today’s information age. From publishing, transport, retail shopping and travel accommodation – these industries have been drastically transformed by the rise of the internet and, education is (will) not be excluded from this equation. When MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – began taking form as a popular engine for learning in 2012, many hailed it as the game-changer which would spell the end of time-honored universities.
Yet university enrollment rates are still likely to increase despite ballooning tuition fees and the explosion of free (or cheaper) online courses. VINEETA TAN asks why the celebrated online education platform has yet to displace traditional institutions? [...]
A consortium of Islamic and conventional banks has extended over US$1.83 billion to Saudi Arabia’s electricity monopoly allowing it to restructure its existing borrowings for the Kingdom’s first non-sovereign-guaranteed independent [...]
Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers
Part 1 of 3 Developing a skilled workforce to support the rapid development of Islamic finance in the region How do current industry...