With E-learning, Universal Education Finally Comes of Age

By Ooi Kee Beng

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LIKE SO MANY generations before me have done I associate learning with schools with buildings to which little uniformed boys and girls trudge before the day gets warm with teachers who share knowledge generously but who keep doubting themselves with exams that hang like a guillotine over the fate and fortune of the young.And with holidays those few weeks when one can wake up late as if that were something that has to be granted by others.Well Covid-19 has had...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com