Distance learning enrollment inches upward, report finds

educationdive | December 11, 2019

Nearly 35% of students, including those at the graduate-level, took at least one distance learning class in the fall of 2018, a slight uptick from 33% of students who did so in 2017, according to new federal data.  Of more than 20 million students enrolled at institutions nationwide in the fall of 2018, 16.3% — or more than 3.2 million students — enrolled in only distance education classes, the data shows, up from 15.4% of students in the fall of 2017.  Though some in higher ed predict the growth of online learning will continue, there are signs of a slowdown.

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EdCast and Credly Announce Integration to Provide Verified Credentials for Workforce Upskilling

EdCast | October 14, 2021

At its 7th Annual Future of Work Summit today, EdCast, the talent experience platform leader, announced an integration with Credly, the digital credentialing leader. The integration will help joint customers leverage digital credentials and weave them seamlessly into their learning and talent development journeys. With this integration, joint customers of EdCast and Credly will be able to: Award digital credentials via Credly based on content completion on the EdCast platform Import the verified digital credentials issued from Credly into their EdCast learning Skills Passport, which acts as a single source of truth about the learner’s upskilling journey Gain insights about their workforce by analyzing their learners’ skills data and take a data-driven approach to provide the right opportunities to their employees Allow learners to share Credly badges and certificates to a range of networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, thereby giving greater visibility to the employee and to the business "Digital credentials provide a foundation for organizations to build a data-driven talent management strategy, based on verified skills," said Jarin Schmidt, Chief Experience Officer of Credly. "As host of the largest, most connected digital credential network, Credly prioritizes accessibility of credential-issuing by way of numerous integrations. This new integration with EdCast further increases our ability to provide clients with a seamless experience in issuing digital badges and helps paint a more complete picture of their workforce." “We are very excited about this partnership and the enhanced value provided to joint EdCast and Credly customers. With our Credly integration, we are able to bring a world-class digital credential network to the EdCast TXP platform. This integration will provide organizations with valuable and actionable data and insights into how recipients leverage issued badges and credentials.” Bhaskar Deka, SVP and Global Head of Products & AI at EdCast About EdCast EdCast is an award-winning platform for end-to-end employee experience journeys spanning learning, skilling and career mobility. Our customers span G2000 companies to small businesses and government organizations. With EdCast’s platform, our customers are able to attract, develop and retain a high-performance and future-ready workforce. EdCast's offerings include its Talent Experience Platform, Spark for SMBs, EdCast Marketplace and MyGuide Digital Adoption Platform. About Credly Credly is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers.

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V School Collaborates With Sustainable Startups and Meta to Provide Tech Training Scholarships for Utah Valley Women

V School | June 15, 2022

Sustainable Startups and Meta have teamed up with V School to offer a $1 million partial scholarship and one full-ride scholarship covering V School’s UX/UI design and web development programs online. The applications for the scholarships are open through November 1st this year. The winners of the scholarship will be announced on 8th November. "This is a truly life-altering opportunity for women in Utah Valley to break into tech and start building the lives they deserve. We are so grateful to Meta and Sustainable Startups for their commitment to closing the skills gap and for partnering with us on this cause." - MO Reeder, V School Co-founder V School’s pioneering programs are mastery-driven, while graduation is completed only once students land an impressive job instead of merely completing the coursework. According to a V School graduate, V School feels like a one-of-a-kind community where their whole goal is to get you prepared for a job and do everything in their power to make you more marketable. You Belong in Tech Scholarship Eligibility. The You Belong in Tech Scholarship of value $21,000value requires applicants to be women residing in Utah Valley to be eligible. They must apply byNovember 1, 2022. Partial Scholarship Eligibility In addition to the You Belong in Tech Scholarship, V School is offering $4,000 per student or$1Min partial scholarships to qualified applicants inthe United StatesandCanada.

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Educational systems enforced changes give rise to online solutions

prnewswire | December 21, 2020

The plan to change a significant bit of the training framework online has been played with for quite a long time, as increasingly more online educational programs were gradually presented in colleges across the world. However, because of the pandemic and the social limitation that followed, online schooling, both from conventional and elective learning organizations, has become a pivotal piece of the training framework. For instance, online classes in Brown University have permitted understudies concentrating abroad and workforce directing examination outside of Providence to keep instructing at the University. "With the present standardization of online instruction, Brown can contact more crowds, including a bigger pool of pre-undergrads and graduate understudies, as the University had investigated before the pandemic," as per The Brown Daily Herald. Other than the pandemic and its suggestions, the other main considerations driving the development of scholastic e-learning market size in the long haul are expanding advanced education e-Learning enlistments and the dispatch of new online degrees. Web based learning is likewise organized to save time and makes a few ways for vivid learning. Rather than being aloof, students can pick what they need to realize rapidly and effectively, from any place they are. What's more, as per information gave by Valuates Reports, the scholastic e-learning market size was esteemed at USD 103.8 Billion out of 2019 and is relied upon to develop CAGR 11.23% by 2025. Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: METX) just declared breaking news with respect to a "solid recuperation of its lesser ELT business. Net billings and understudies enlistments of its lesser ELT business in October and November 2020 both surpassed the comparing period in 2019. "The Company's junior ELT business continued to maintain its strong performance after the COVID-19 pandemic in China. From January to November 2020, the cumulative gross billings of the junior ELT business have recovered to approximately 76% of the same period in 2019. Moreover, the gross billings of junior ELT business in October and November increased by approximately 49% and 17%, respectively, compared to the same period last year, showing a positive step to profitability. "The renewal and referral income from existing students accounted for approximately 60% of the gross billings, demonstrating the value of the junior ELT in terms of teaching quality, brand reputation and relatively low-cost customer acquisition channels. At the same time, the student enrollment has also recovered month by month with the gradual reopening of offline learning centers. The cumulative new student enrollment from January to November 2020 has recovered to approximately 71% of the same period last year, and the student enrollment in October and November 2020 has increased by approximately 46% and 24%, respectively, compared to the same period of last year. The overall expansion of student enrollment is in line with the Company's expectation. "In addition to the continuous development of its existing business, the Company also plans to expand market coverage of its junior ELT business so as to explore the potentials or opportunities in the field of K-12 education service. Currently, the Company has launched Chinese and mathematics projects for the first time at its independent junior learning centers in Foshan, Guangdong Province, and Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, and these projects are progressing smoothly."

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