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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...

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the...

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...

Outbound mobility gathering steam in the Philippines

The number of Philippine students studying abroad is up sharply in recent years, fuelled by a rapidly growing economy, high levels of youth unemployment, strong...

The agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on...

Surging demand provides new opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

A report published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics charts strong growth in mobility and demand among higher education students in sub-Saharan Africa, with South Africa...

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...

Is employer engagement in education the next source of competitive advantage?

We have seen a number of reports recently on the significant skills gaps in labour markets around the world, and on correspondingly high levels of...

France looks to education to help solve youth unemployment woes

Amid growing concerns about the economic situation of its young people, France is looking to the education sector to help address the country’s high youth...

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