There is a technology-driven sea change in education towards online learning that involves delivering information in small, digestible pieces that make learning more time efficient and, some say, more relevant for the modern student. Are educators prepared for a byte sized future? Sara Custer brings you up to speed.
While MOOCs and e-learning have increased access to education, problems around completion rates, and quality of learning outcomes are still rife. At the Online Educa Berlin conference this month, stakeholders said more needs to be done to ensure online education produces good academic results.
Pearson PTE Academic, the computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad, has opened its first ever test centre in the Republic of Ireland this month.
Education giant Pearson has launched the Global Scale of English – a numeric measurement of English language proficiency. The company will begin introducing the GSE into its product lines worldwide over the next 18-24 months and aims to establish it as a universal benchmark for businesses, governments and academic institutions.
Foreign languages are in high demand among UK businesses, research has shown, with a particular increase in demand for employees with language skills that give businesses access to fast growing export markets, including Mandarin, Spanish and Arabic. The CBI/Pearson survey uncovers that language learners wield some power in the jobs market.