Digital English Language Learning Market to reach $ 14.69 bn by 2024, EF Education First, Cengage Learning Inc., and Pearson

  Digital English Language Learning Market to reach $ 14.69 bn by 2024, EF
  Education First, Cengage Learning Inc., and Pearson Plc., emerge as Key
  Contributors to growth | Technavio

Business Wire

LONDON -- October 13, 2020

Technavio has been monitoring the Digital English Language Learning Market and
it is poised to grow by USD 14.69 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR
of over 20% 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.

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Digital English Language Learning Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global
Digital English Language Learning Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various
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Hoonuit Introduces Digital Learning Analytics Dashboards to Help Educators Uncover Digital Learning Engagement and its Impact on Student Success

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education, announced today the introduction of new analytics that provide educators actionable insights about digital learning engagement. Hoonuit’s Digital Learning Analytics dashboards are part of its Essentials Analytics solution suite and available to all K-12 districts nationwide.

Since the onset of school closures due to COVID-19, there has been a significant surge in usage of virtual tutoring, video conferencing, and online learning software. Further, digital learning will be a fundamental component of schooling for the foreseeable future as social distancing requirements complicate traditional teaching. As a result, Hoonuit partnered with experts from both the data and academic support teams of its district clients to unearth the most meaningful and actionable insights from digital learning data. From that research three key questions emerged:

  • Which students have access to learning in a remote environment?
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Kerala becomes ‘fully digital’ in public education space

Kerala has declared itself to be the first fully digital State in the country in the field of public education, with the completion of the ‘hi-tech classroom and hi-tech lab’ projects in government-owned schools. About 41 lakh students are expected to benefit.

Making this declaration, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the public education protection campaign in the State is the best example of the participatory development plan that it has to offer to the world.

Making a big difference

“The world view is that the government is withdrawing from the public sector. It is at such a juncture that the Government of Kerala has intervened and made a big difference in the field of public education. This aligns the future of the State with that of the world,” Vijayan said.

This path-breaking initiative has elevated general education in the State to global standards. “Great changes have taken

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In a world of digital bystanders the challenge is for all of us to design engaging online education

We are increasingly becoming digital bystanders, continually monitoring our different palm-and-TV-sized screens. From dawn to dusk and even in moments of insomnia we turn to digitally communicated news and social media. In the world of education, from primary school to university and beyond, we have realised digital learning is not only an option for learning, but is fast becoming the main option.

Consider this vignette: during the COVID-19 pandemic a family are living in a big city where access to stable digital streams and affordable data bundles is not a problem. Confined to long periods of school learning now moved online, one of the parents asked their daughter about her experience. She says:

It is boring and I learn almost nothing. Teachers give a lot of instructions with little explanation.

She had became a digital bystander. The teacher struggled to engage with all students, and few experienced rich interactions with

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Parents, experts worry that online learning is exacerbating the digital divide

When schools shut down last spring, Nero Persaud balanced working from home and her two children’s remote-learning needs by “playing musical chairs” with her older laptop and iPad.

But after deciding to enrol her son and daughter in online schooling this fall, the Toronto mother signed up to borrow devices from the school board because she knew they would all require their own computers.

“The device has become a standard part of the educational arsenal, the same way as books and pencils,” said Ms. Persaud, a single parent who works in marketing.

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Despite efforts by school boards to provide computers to students who need them for virtual schooling, many parents and experts worry the expansion of e-learning is exacerbating the gap between families who have access to computers and broadband internet and those who do not.

“The digital divide is real,” said Beyhan Farhadi, a post-doctoral

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Youdao: The Way To Play Chinese Digital Education (NYSE:DAO)

Investment Thesis

Youdao (DAO), a subsidiary of NetEase (NTES), is an online education platform focused on the China market. From a macro perspective, online education is seeing strong tailwinds given an easier engagement model vs. in-person tutoring centers as well as COVID-related shifts towards socially distant education models. This has driven strong performance YTD as illustrated below. Although the stock has come down quite a bit from August highs, it is still at a material premium to the IPO price in Q4 2019.

Data by YCharts

The company generates revenues from two core segments: online education which accounts for 66% of revenues and digital advertising which accounts for 33% of revenues. Online education specifically consists of online courses and online education tools (dictionary/notebook) with a focus on K-12 and a growing platform focused on continuing education for adults.

A unique technology offering that Youdao has is the Smart Pen offering.

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This digital wolf howls knowledge. New online learning website Mentorwolf aims to make everyone a teacher on World Teachers’ Day – Press Release

Oct. 5, 2020 / PRZen / WHITIANGA, New Zealand — Combining the power of the web, the gig economy, and distance learning, Mentorwolf a new peer to peer educational website with a twist, launched today just in time for World Teachers’ Day. The site connects tutors (mentors) with learners (mentees) worldwide.

Mentorwolf is not an online university and encourages its’ members to think beyond the scope of traditional academic subjects like math and science, urging them to be more creative and have fun with their education. “Most anything can be taught and learned on the platform from re-upholstering ones dining room chairs to repairing a vintage vehicle’s carburettor, to learning how to make Rocky Road ice cream – we want people to explore and learn from each other.” says founder and CEO Kaspur Franke, an entrepreneur from New York who found himself traveling in New Zealand when the global Coronavirus

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HCA Healthcare Collaborates With EVERFI to Bring Digital Mental Health and Wellness Course to Middle and High School Students

Health system investing nearly $1 million over next three years to provide education course to school districts across country

HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that it has collaborated with EVERFI, an international technology company driving social change through education, to launch an interactive, mental health and wellness digital education course for middle and high school students in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week.

With more than 2,000 sites of care, including 186 hospitals, in communities across 21 states, HCA Healthcare is a leader in behavioral health with the knowledge and data from nearly 200,000 annual behavioral health patient encounters that enable the organization to make positive advances in educating the community about mental illness.

Called Mental Wellness Basics, the course is targeted to reach more than 12,000 middle and high school students in an estimated 105 school districts in Southeast Florida, Western

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COVID has quickened a digital day of reckoning for higher education

It was inevitable. The visionaries who developed the web likely saw the possibilities early on. The University of Phoenix, Western Governors University, Southern New Hampshire University and Capella University were among the first movers. At least a decade ago the challenge become obvious to the rest of higher education as the finest universities in the country started putting their course offering online in various ways. Then some traditional institutions like Arizona State University went all in.

Online vs. residential education had become a real choice for students seeking higher education.

The initial focus of online learning in higher education was nontraditional students: working or older adults and those who might want to dabble but were not necessarily pursuing a degree. The vast majority of traditionally aged undergraduates rarely explored their online options, in part because most traditional undergraduate institutions continued to focus their efforts on residential experiences.

Then came COVID-19.

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Sudden Shift to Online Learning Revealed Gaps in Digital Literacy, Study Finds

When schools abruptly moved online as COVID-19 swept across the U.S. this spring, teachers improvised and traded tips on what worked with colleagues. Many also ended up serving as tech support for students and their parents, who themselves struggled to learn new tools as well.

That’s a major takeaway from a survey of more than 700 teachers in 40 states conducted this spring, just after schools first shifted to remote instruction due to the pandemic. The study, done by education professors at Bridgeport State University, posed five open-ended questions: What has been your experience? What are your challenges? How are you solving those challenges? Who do you rely on? And what other information do you want to give us that we should know?

“Digital literacy became a theme in all of this data,” says Heather A. Pacheco-Guffrey, an associate professor of science education at Bridgewater State University who led the

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