Weiterbildung, 1 | 2017 pp 37-40

The advent of the Internet has stimulated fundamental change in higher and further education. Teaching and the transmission of knowledge need no longer be restricted to a university campus, as students may take part in lectures from hundreds of miles away, while researchers collaborate through a global network. For many this digital revolution is already familiar, an accepted part of daily life. For most of the world however, it remains an unrealized opportunity.