A global travel bookings website for homestay accommodation has launched this month and Co-Founder, Tom Kennedy, is keen to emulate the success of his first venture, Hostelworld.com, which became the dominant booking site in the sector.
Former international students in the UK have developed a new free proofreading software offering non-native English speakers a package deal including a dictionary, translation and vocabulary enrichment. They will begin to explore potential collaborations with overseas language schools or companies working in the education sector this month.
ISIS Education Group held its annual agent seminar in Moscow and St.Petersburg, Russia this year – training agents on its new products and introducing them to its newly acquired schools in the UK and Canada and a new pathway division for agency clients keen to consider university education.
An entrepreneur is joining the UK study travel market by launching Travelling Classroom, which will focus on travel as much as education, offering standardised or bespoke packages that enable English language students to strategically study the English language while touring Scotland, Ireland or England.
The mainly-UK backed MOOC platform, FutureLearn, was unveiled yesterday at a press conference. CEO Simon Nelson explained how the MOOC is redefining distance learning to harness the power of the social web, while Minister David Willetts shared his vision for how MOOCs could help shape the future of cross-sectoral education delivery and student recruitment.
Professional networking site LinkedIn has launched a new platform for universities that will bridge the gap between prospective students and graduate success stories. Through University Pages, students can see and search an institution’s alumni network based on nationality and job sector.
India’s third largest private sector bank, Axis, has launched a pre-paid travel currency card for students in association with The International Student Identity Card (ISIC). It is the first photo travel card available to Indian students in USD, Euro, GBP and AUD currencies that can be used at over 2 million MasterCard ATMs worldwide.
LSBF has partnered with pathway provider North Consortium UK to offer English and academic preparation courses at its London campus. The collaboration will see LSBF’s pathway portfolio grow to include programmes that feed into other institutions around the UK.
The Canadian language school ILAC has signed an articulation agreement with pathways giant INTO, enabling its students to progress to INTO’s US pathways. ILAC, which has campuses in Vancouver and Toronto, says a number of other American institutions have approached it about pursuing similar tie-ups, too.
India and China market entry specialists Sannam S4 and Grok Education Services have announced a strategic partnership to support educators trying to break into Asia. The move will give educators access to a wider range of services and markets (Grok has flagged Malaysia) via a “single relationship”.