22 février 2017

FutureLearn secures its first US partners

By Natalie Marsh. FutureLearn, a MOOC platform owned by the UK’s Open University, has announced five US universities will be offering courses through its system, marking the first time it has partnered with educational institutions in the US. More...

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For Generation Z, study abroad culture tops academics

By Natalie Marsh. The desire to explore other cultures is the main driver for high-school aged students to consider studying abroad, according to new research from AFS Intercultural Programs. More...

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IBM to train 25 million Africans in five years

By Natalie Marsh. Global IT company, IBM has announced a new initiative that aims to train 25 million Africans in digital skills development over the next five years, in order to help increase the level of digital literacy on the continent and upskill the workforce. More...

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Teacher demand international schools’ biggest challenge, says ISC Research

By Natalie Marsh. Professional capital will be the biggest challenge for the English-medium international schools market over the next five years, according to a report from ISC Research. Some 150,000 qualified teachers will be needed by 2021 as the number of students enrolled globally exceeds six million. More...

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Germany and Kenya to establish university of applied sciences

By Natalie Marsh. A binational university of applied sciences is set to be established in Kenya as a joint project with Germany, it has been announced, in order to help upskill the Kenyan workforce to meet the demands of the economy. More...

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Mother Language Day promotes multilingual ed

By Natalie Marsh. UNESCO celebrated International Mother Language Day yesterday along with educators and government leaders worldwide, highlighting the importance of multilingualism and learning in the mother tongue. More...

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International schools set to bulk up digital learning investments, study finds

By Natalie Marsh. International schools worldwide are poised to make considerable investments in their digital learning resources, as new research reveals that just under two-thirds of international schools are likely to buy digital content or applications in the coming year. More...

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FutureLearn to offer 15,000 free certificates

By Natalie Marsh. UK-based MOOC platform, FutureLearn, has partnered with the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign to offer 15,000 free certificates to learners in 36 lower and middle income countries. More...

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US: Bills propose changes to in-demand H-1B visa scheme

By Natalie Marsh. A series of bills are set to be introduced in the US congress proposing changes to the popular temporary worker H-1B and L-1 visa programmes, with the aim of curbing abuse of the system. More...

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India: agencies predict 30% drop in students going to Aus due to bank back up

By Natalie Marsh. The Association of Australian Education Representatives in India has forecasted a 30-35% drop in the number of Indian students going to Australia for the February intake, following the demonetisation of the ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes in November. More...

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