COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Alternative Credentials Market For Higher Education|Widening Skills Gap to boost the Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the alternative credentials market for higher education and it is poised to grow by $ 1.18 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 17% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc., Coursera Inc.,

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Pearson: Vital Signs report points to need for immediate action from all of us

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Titled Be the Change, it not only serves as a roadmap for change in the midst of COVID-19 but a call to action for each of us, not just our leaders. Far more Londoners are vulnerable than at this point two years ago. Our failure to sufficiently act in the past has resulted in a more protracted challenge, one requiring every Londoner and organization to alter permanently things we were too willing to accept previously.

It is one thing to flatten the curve, but another entirely to transform our community. Just how can we come together to create greater equity, equality, opportunity, stability and safety for all our citizens, especially those in the most vulnerable conditions? That is the task before us. This pandemic did not cause such problems, merely magnified them, but it has highlighted not only our need to act, but revealed the inner strength

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Online or in-person? Having options and flexibility are key in new world of higher education

Colleges have also had to adapt to a new world of higher education.

As soon as the pandemic hit, Cincinnati State launched a college-wide effort to not only expand the number and type of its online course offerings, but also to enhance student support services.

Cincinnati State now offers three different types of online courses:

  • Web courses are traditional, self-paced online courses and do not require specific meeting times.
  • Live Web courses require instructors and students to meet online on a regular schedule just as if they were in person.
  • Hybrid courses are a mix of traditional web and live web that include regular meeting times, but not as frequently as live web.

Cincinnati State is also offering selected in-person courses that have been carefully planned to ensure adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local safety guidelines related to COVID-19:

Cincinnati State Middletown is offering in-person

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Prodigy Education adds key players to executive team to propel the company’s extraordinary growth in 2020

– Three new c-suite leaders are the cornerstones for Prodigy’s ambitious 2021 expansion plans based on its five-year ambition to become the world’s leading education platform –

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Prodigy Education, a market-leading educational technology company, recently appointed Kulsum Qasim as Chief Marketing Officer, John Stetic as Chief Product Officer, and Jean-Luc Dery as Chief Technology Officer. This strategic investment in leadership will allow Prodigy to accelerate its growth at this pivotal moment for educational technology.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to level-up our executive team and organization from a startup to a world-class software company,” said Rohan Mahimker on behalf of himself and co-CEO Alex Peters. “We’re looking to grow from 350 employees to thousands in the next five years and Kulsum, John and Jean-Luc all bring strong experience to help take us there. Their innovation and focus will help us inspire a

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Pearson hit by shareholder rebellion over new chief’s share deal

However it acknowledged that “a significant minority” of investors had voted against the “highly competitive remuneration package”.

Mr Bird – who was born in Warrington and began his working life answering phones for British radio DJ Timmy Mallett, before helping launch the career of Chris Evans – will get $9.3m of shares after buying $3.75m of stock with his own money. He will be paid a maximum of $7.7m a year.

A media veteran who ran the international arm of Walt Disney, overseeing its transformation into a “digital-first” brand, Mr Bird has no direct experience in education.

However, he has been on Pearson’s board since May and helped develop Disney’s direct-to-consumer strategy. He will try to steer the firm through the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic from his LA base almost 5,500 miles from London.

Pearson has suffered a tumultuous four years as the publishing industry has been battered by

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UPDATE 2-Pearson overcomes investor ire to hire new CEO with big pay packet

* 67% of votes cast back new CEO deal

* Approval needed for Bird to start on Oct 19 (Adds company comment)

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Shareholders in educational publisher Pearson sanctioned the appointment of former Disney executive Andy Bird as CEO on Friday, accepting the need for a multimillion-pound pay packet to secure his services.

The British company had to get the backing of shareholders to offer Bird a co-investment opportunity worth up to $9.3 million, a move it said was necessary to secure a “rare” talent whose experience fitted with Pearson’s requirements.

Of votes cast, 67% backed the move and Bird will take over as chief executive on Oct. 19.

“During this process, we have undertaken extensive engagement with our shareholders, in which Andy has been recognised as an outstanding candidate,” Sidney Taurel, Chair of Pearson, said.

Although Bird does not have direct experience in education, he

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