I've just been talking to Kumbi Gundani of Funda, one of the most promising startups I mentor (last year they won the United Nations award for best technology in the world for the Millenium Development Education Goals). They're leaders in designing and delivering distance education.
Kumbi has just returned from the Education Without Borders conference
in Dubai, where he and four Nobel Laureates sat on a panel chaired by
Tony Blair, he met Apple's head of education, and following a dinner
with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the ruler of
Dubai, was invited to meet with the head of Dubai University.