Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership - Global Education Times (GET News)

Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership

Cohort Go and North Loop have signed a partnership, which will give customers access to competitive exchange rates and no fees.

The partnership between Cohort Go and North Loop will provide many banking facilities for international students in the US. These include competitive exchange rates, no fees and the transfer of money through a secure method.

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Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study

Student ambassadors and peer to peer student conversations play an active role in the decision making of prospective foreign students to study abroad, a recent study has found.

Recently, Intead and Unibuddy joined hands to gauge to what extent peer to peer interactions influence prospective students’ recruitment strategy.

In the Spring of 2019, Intead and Unibuddy collaborated and analysed 370,000+ peer-to-peer conversations (through the Unibuddy system) amongst 26,000+ prospective students from 57 countries.

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Housing and tuition cost key factors impacting global study abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

Housing and tuition cost key factors impacting global study abroad

An educations.com study has revealed tuition cost and housing as the top factors impacting global study abroad.

The study entitled “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” focused on various factors which impact the decisions made by students deciding where to study abroad.

32,000 students representing 192 nationalities were surveyed by educations.com.

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Decline seen in growth of MOOCs - Global Education Times (GET News)

Decline seen in growth of MOOCs

A new report from Class Central has indicated a decline in the rate of growth of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

These statistics appear in stark contrast with the marked growth that MOOCs, aiming to provide unlimited participation, experienced in 2018.

Yet, despite a shift in what the report’s author Dhawal Shah termed as ‘the second wave of MOOC hype’ in 2018, ‘the year of MOOC-based degrees’, the numbers of current online learners remain in the multi-millions globally, and continues to grow.

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Nexford University announces scholarships in honour of Equal Pay Day - Global Education Times (GET News)

Nexford University announces scholarships in honour of Equal Pay Day

Nexford University has announced that it will be offering scholarships to women for their MBA and BBA degree courses as part of its support for Equal Pay Day.

The Office of National Statistics reported on 29 October 29 that the gender pay gap currently stands at 17.3%, based on a median average, with this data leading to the derivation of this year’s date.

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap, which stands to represent the day upon which a woman’s salary is no longer equal to a man’s. This year, Equal Pay Day was marked on 14 November.

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GSA launches Global Wellbeing student accommodation project - Global Education Times (GET News)

GSA launches Global Wellbeing student accommodation project

Student housing provider Global Student Accommodation (GSA) has launched Global Wellbeing, a pilot project aiming to improve student wellbeing in the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector.

GSA said it believes it is paramount to advance knowledge and understanding of student wellbeing across its global portfolio.

In August 2019, the GSA wellbeing team provided funding for seven students from the UK, Japan, Egypt, Cyprus, and Mauritius, to attend a week-long wellbeing design workshop with the aim to create a concept for ‘The Bedroom of Tomorrow’.

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Global digital language learning market worth over $5b - Global Education Times (GET News)

Global digital language learning market worth over $5b

The global digital language learning market was worth US$5.69 billion in 2018 and is expected to continue to grow at a rapid rate, a study by market research firm ReportLinker has found.

The report noted that the global digital language learning market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.4% over the period 0f 2019-2027, to amount to US$17.18 billion by 2027.

Growth in recent years in the digital language learning market is primarily driven by the growing popularity of digital learning across various sectors.

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Education heavily targeted by cyberattacks - Global Education Times (GET News)

Education heavily targeted by cyberattacks: study

The education sector is one of the most heavily targeted industries by cyberattacks, EfficientIP has revealed in its 2019 Global DNS Threat Report.

Research included in the report by EfficientIP and IDC found that 86% of education sector respondents experiences under the radar Domain Name System (DNS) attacks in the past year.

The only sector with more attacks was government.

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