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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UK is suffering from a soft skills crisis, finds Instructure report - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK suffering from soft skills crisis, finds Instructure report

New research from edtech company Instructure (NYSE:INST) has revealed that educators and business leaders believe UK is suffering from a soft skills crisis, threatening the productivity of UK Plc.

The Instructure Skills Study: preparing for the 2030 workplace report, which draws from a Censuswide study, shows that about 68% of secondary school teachers and 64% of businesses believe that lack the soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

Approximately seven in ten of all surveyed believe that soft skills for not get enough attentions in the much-publicised skills gap debate.

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Get Me A Course wants to make Indian online education market ‘efficient’ - Global Education Times (GET News)

Get Me A Course wants to make Indian online education market ‘efficient’

Edtech startup Get Me A Course is hoping to become a leading player in India’s $2 billion online education market by bringing ‘efficiency’ to consumers.

Having grown by a multiple of eight since 2016, the online education market in India is expected to reach the $1.96 billion mark in the next two years.

A total of 9.6 million users are expected to be paying for online courses in India alone by 2021.

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Modernisation driven by edtech will boost global experience economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

Modernisation driven by edtech will boost global experience economy

The global experience economy continues to grow, and international student mobility will nearly double from 4.5 million students in 2016 to over 8 million by 2025, according to OECD figures.

International students currently spend over US$100 billion on education in four host countries – UK, US, Canada and Australia.

According to the Higher Education Policy Institute, international students are worth £20 billion to the UK economy, with about 230,000 students arriving each year for university courses – most of them postgraduates, with China and India the most common country of origin.

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Education to become more digital and DIY: Pearson study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Education to become more digital and DIY: Pearson study

Education is becoming more digital and more do-it-yourself, a study by Pearson has found.

Findings from Pearson’s Global Learner Survey, a study which captured the voice of learners worldwide, indicate that education globally has shifted such that many learners are taking control of their learning through a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) mindset by complementing their formal education with a mix of self-teaching, short courses and online learning.

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2U and Syracuse University launch online social work degree - Global Education Times (GET News)

2U and Syracuse University launch online social work degree

Edtech company 2U, Inc. has announced an expanded partnership with New York-based Syracuse University to deliver a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) within the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

This new agreement means that 2U with Syracuse University will now support 15 online graduate degrees, as well as online short courses in collaboration with GetSmarter™, a brand of 2U.

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Malaysia e-learning to reach US$2b by 2023: report - Global Education Times (GET News)

Malaysia e-learning to reach US$2b by 2023: report

Online education is set to boom in Malaysia with e-learning revenue expected to hit US$ 2 billion by 2023, claims a Ken Research report on Malaysia education.

Ken Research found that, following the change in Malaysian government at the end of 2018 to the PAKAPAN HARAPAN after 60 years under the UMNO, the focus within education has gained a greater focus on ICT and digitisation.

The new government has expressed its vision to improve ICT in Malaysia and focus on improving and digitising education.

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Edtech startup Learning with Experts bags £800K investment - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech startup Learning with Experts bags £800K investment

Edtech startup Learning with Experts has just completed their latest funding round above target, raising £800K with a group of high net worth angel investors.

The investment followed an investor showcase pitch to The Oxford Opportunity Network (OION) at Rathbones. New investors joining via OION include New Chairman, Rupert Pennant-Rea, former editor of The Economist and Deputy Governor of The Bank of England.

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