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 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

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...

 Demand for Spanish and ties to Latin America key for international education in Spain

Demand for Spanish and ties to Latin America key for international education in Spain

“Many millions of people all over the world are going to learn [Spanish]. The importance of Latin America really makes Spanish the second most important language worldwide.” —Antonio...

 New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) broke apart in 1991, a new loose association among some of the former Soviet republics, the Commonwealth of Independent States...

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, and...

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...

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 unemployment rate. Youth...

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...

Swedish students seek “life experiences”

It’s essential for international education professionals to analyse global mobility trends, looking at how many students worldwide are travelling for an education experience, what they are studying and...

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

In just two days, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi, Russia and the world will once again come together under the Olympic ideal of Citius,...