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 New data on international schools suggests continued strong growth

New data on international schools suggests continued strong growth

New data indicates that the global English-medium international schools market is predicted to see significant growth in 2014 and into the foreseeable future. The latest figures published by...

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

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 youth unemployment. ICEF...

 Looking at Chinese market trends for 2014

Looking at Chinese market trends for 2014

In today’s ICEF Monitor post, we draw on a new report from Education New Zealand (ENZ) as a foundation for a 2014 update on trends in the key...

 The growing role of emerging markets in shaping global demand

The growing role of emerging markets in shaping global demand

“The rise of emerging markets has been perhaps the defining feature of the global economy this century. In 2000, emerging markets as a whole accounted for just 37%...

 Test everything: the business case for A/B testing online

Test everything: the business case for A/B testing online

Khan Academy had a question. The non-profit had recently introduced a “sneak peek” feature into some of their online lessons. The feature was meant to encourage students to...

Explosive growth of social video opens new channel for student recruiters

You’re active on social media and the proud owner of more than a few YouTube videos, but have you begun to explore social video yet? The production and...

Political unrest in Thailand appears to boost interest in education abroad

The recent political upheaval in Thailand has made headlines around the world. Photos of protesters in the streets of Bangkok opposing government elections have been plastered across newspapers...

Beyond forecasting: how to use scenario planning to map the future

The following is a guest post by Woody Wade from Wade & Co, a management consultancy specialising in future scenario planning.   More and more, educational institutions, associations,...

New research shows that mobile and social media users are intensely engaged online

The research on mobile device use, and associated Internet user behaviours, continues to accumulate this year. The insights in some of the latest reports build on observations and...

Summing up international student mobility in 2014

University World News published a special issue on international student mobility last week and it got us thinking about what we really know about global student mobility as...

Money talks: major private investments in education reflect expectations for further growth ahead

Private equity firms – private-sector companies that provide capital in exchange for equity ownership – have continued to make significant investments in education over the past year. In...

A closer look at the international au pair landscape

The international au pair sector offers a rare combination of paid employment, provided lodging, as well as foreign language and cultural immersion. Today, ICEF Monitor examines the current...

UK ESL campaign launches in India in the wake of new findings on English proficiency and higher ed access

On the heels of a new study that shows a strong relationship between English skills and earning potential in India – a nation where access to higher education...

How will online school selection services affect education agents?

At ICEF Monitor, we have written before about how educators can power their recruitment and programming strategies via the astute collection, management, and analysis of data on the...

Japanese education reforms to further prepare students for globalised world

The Japanese government, over the past couple of years, has been directing panels of education experts to consider reforms that would help Japanese students prepare for and compete...