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blended-learning-modelsOpening the door to new learning models

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from Beyond the Horizon: The Near Future of International Education. Launched at the 2016 NAFSA conference in...

moocs-in-developing-countriesMOOC learners in developing countries focused on career development

If an interesting new study from the University of Washington is any indication, MOOC students in developing countries have a very different profile than their...

technological-changes-in-higher-educationMapping technological change in higher education through 2020

Students’ demands – as well as a rapidly evolving global marketplace – feature significantly as drivers of the technologies most likely to be adopted in...

MOOC enrolment surpassed 35 million in 2015

More students signed up for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in 2015 than in the previous three years combined. The field of online courses became...

Private partners helping to drive growth of US higher education online

American universities have dramatically expanded their online programme offerings over the past five years and there are indications of continuing strong growth through 2020. One...

How do students benefit from MOOCs?

Most students don’t finish a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course, and the statistics are consistent on this point across platforms. There are lots of...

Investments in education technology reaching new highs in 2015

You can count investment deals in the education technology sector a number of different ways, particularly depending on how you define “ed tech” in the...

Blended learning moving to centre stage in higher education

For the past several years, experts and higher education practitioners have been touting the benefits of marrying online and traditional face-to-face learning. This approach –...

Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. We...

The growing importance of alternative credentials

The emergence of non-traditional qualifications – also know as alternative credentials – has changed the higher education landscape in recent years, impacting curriculum delivery and...

MBA under pressure: The changing context of advanced business programmes

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has long been the gold standard for those aspiring to the most prestigious corner offices of leading corporations...

The promise and challenge of technology in language learning

Many language schools are thinking about innovation these days. Innovation – in terms of programmes, student services, or any other aspect of the student experience...

Five for Friday

Welcome to the latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column. As always, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied...

From the field: EF continues to build new markets, products, and systems

EF Education First is one of the world’s leading language schools. Based in Lucerne, Switzerland, it operates 500 schools and offices in 53 countries and...

Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014

Expectations for MOOCs have been shaped by offsetting waves of enthusiasm and skepticism over the past couple of years. At some point during 2014, however,...

British Council continues to expand its digital resources for English language learning

“We have revised our international forecasts for digital English language learning products significantly upward from previous forecasts. Revenues will more than double over the forecast...

Remodeling MOOCs in 2014

Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too...

Who uses MOOCs and how?

Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about...

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