Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding to pursue expansion - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding

Online learning platform Preply has announced that it has raised an extra $10 million in funding to finance its expansion, doubling its previous fundraising total.

Preply plans to invest the $10 million funding into: the growth of its network of 10,000 tutors; scaling its marketplace; introducing new tools, assessment and homework functions; and developing their mobile applications.

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Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims - Global Education Times (GET News)

Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims

New research by the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed that students tend to value careers guidance given by parents more than their teachers or career advisors.

A new study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has found that, contrary to popular belief, children look for career guidance more from their homes and parents, than they do from their classrooms or school offices.

The RSC notes that it believes this is why it is essential to guide the parents so they can help their children make informed decisions.

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Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants

Canada has announced a series of special measures to help study permit applicants from China, Iran and South Korea, whose application processes have been hindered by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Several citizens and residents of the aforementioned countries badly affected by the Coronavirus have been unable to lodge their Canada study permit visa applications due to widespread shutdowns of public services in the regions.

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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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