Advanced apprenticeships will boost skills for future jobs, but not in time to counter COVID impacts

The Australian government has released a series of manufacturing industry policies in the lead-up to the October 6 budget. Yesterday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke about a A$1.5 billion strategy to strengthen Australian manufacturing and supply chains. Last week, Education Minister Dan Tehan announced a A$7.2 million extension of advanced apprenticeship pilot programs across the country to teach students the high-level, specialist knowledge and skills they’ll need for industry jobs of the future.

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Scott Morrison names six priority areas in $1.5 billion plan to boost manufacturing

COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of Australian manufacturing. Recent research ranked Australia lowest in the OECD for manufacturing self-sufficiency.

The government wants to expand work-integrated learning. Its aim is to strengthen the link between training and future industry needs, and significantly lift workforce skills to meet the requirements of the digitally driven Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The investments in Australia’s future workforce, businesses

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Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal will speak on the future of higher education Friday

Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal will speak about her vision for the future of higher education Friday at noon when she appears on State Sen. Eric Lesser’s “Lunchtime Livestream” series.

The event will be livestreamed on both Facebook and Twitter. Royal will also speak about her college’s efforts to support its students during the transition to remote learning, and the future of higher education due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Royal is one of the region’s most experienced educators on the subject of remote education, and one of its champions. She’s been involved with distance learning for about 20 years. Holyoke Community College is handling the fall semester by remote education, partly in deference to its population of commuter students and many older students.

The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session on community colleges and the future of higher education.

Prior to becoming president of Holyoke Community College

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3 Things To Know About The Future Of Work And Automation

Long before Covid-19 upended our daily lives, the “future of work” discussion was already well underway. In fact, the National Science Foundation had identified research surrounding the Future of Work as one of its 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. With the landscape drastically altered since March 2020, we’re now forced to come to terms with these changes, and their potential fallout, sooner than expected.

The pandemic has expediated disruption and we’re now

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Zovio Inc.: The Future Of Education Technology (NASDAQ:ZVO)

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B. F. Skinner

Zovio Inc. (NASDAQ:ZVO) is an education technology company that works directly with schools and corporations to create personalized learning solutions. Zovio specializes in developing platforms that leverage data analytics to streamline curated content delivery to students.

Zovio was started in San Diego in 2014 under its original name, Bridgepoint Education. The company has a market cap of roughly $132M, considerably smaller than some of its competitors in the education technology space, like Strategic Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) ($2.3B) or Grand Canyon Education Inc. ($814M) (NASDAQ:LOPE).

Unlike its peers, Zovio has enjoyed a near doubling of its stock price so far this year. From just over $2 per share at the beginning of 2020, ZVO is now trading above $4. The appreciation in price, however, came after a dismal 2019 performance for the stock.


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R.B.G. And The Future Of Higher Education

It’s been a week since we lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A truly great American for her service on the Supreme Court, but equally for her groundbreaking advocacy in the decades prior, R.B.G. passed away on Erev Rosh Hashanah. Today she becomes the first woman and first Jew to lie in state in the Capitol. Now we embark on an epic battle that will redefine not one, but two national institutions charged with protecting our hard-won freedoms. In this new year, we are worse off in every way without R.B.G.

Diminutive in stature, no one was more fierce in defense of opportunity than Justice Ginsburg. Her majority decision in U.S. v. Virginia (1996) established that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause prohibited Virginia Military Institute (VMI) from excluding women; VMI utterly failed to provide the constitutionally required “exceedingly persuasive justification” for discriminating based on gender. In 2017, Justice Ginsburg visited

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Future of Business Education in India

Does higher education in business management prepare the students for the roles they require to play as professional resources and citizens of an emerging economy like India?

A recent study conducted by the industry has revealed that the availability of resources is not the challenge, the gap is in the talent and skills available compared to the requirement is. In addition, to that the employability factor for business school graduates based on soft skills is totally inadequate.

In order to overcome these challenges and the evolving future of work in India and overseas business management students need to get equipped with the right domain skills which are in demand in the industry and soft skills which would make them employable.

The NEP 2020 has brought in a fresh outlook to the entire gamut of education including higher education in India. While embracing on this new path we must not lose

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Lingoda announces the Lingoda Team Challenge: the future of online language learning

– The Lingoda Team Challenge makes language learning an experience to share with friends, relatives and colleagues

– Mutual motivation and support are key to create a successful learning habit, achieve a common goal and win exclusive prizes

– Success in the challenge will enable learners to play a leading role as responsible global citizens

BERLIN, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lingoda, the number one trusted online language school, announces today the launch of the #LingodaTeamChallenge, a global contest bringing together people from all over the world, united in the mission to learn a new language.

What makes the Lingoda Team Challenge special is the combination of remote learning programs tailored to individuals’ needs and the dynamic environment of a goal-based contest. The format allows people separated in time and space to connect with their friends, relatives, and co-workers by joining as a team. Teams showing team spirit

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Higher Education Market 2020 Size, Share, Top Manufacturers, Segmentation, Future Plans, Competitive Landscape and Forecast to 2025

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Sep 23, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Market Overview:

The Global Higher Education Market was valued at USD 51.80 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 105.72 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 8.25% from 2017 to 2025.

Higher education is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after completion of secondary education. Higher education includes teaching, research, exacting applied work, and social services activities of universities. Higher Education benefits the society in several ways including aEUR” economic growth and stability, happier and healthier lives, unity and trust, and employability.

The Final Report will cover the impact analysis of COVID-19 on this industry:

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Market Dynamics:
1. Market Drivers
1.1 Increasing Enhancements in Technology
1.2 Growing Technology Personalization
1.3 Incorporation of Inline and Collaborative Learning

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What Carl Sagan’s Cosmos can teach us about the future | by Evan Hilgemann | Predict | Sep, 2020

The first scientists

The first scientific culture in the world was established about 2,500 years ago in Ionia, a Greek colony located among the islands and coasts of the eastern Aegean Sea (roughly the western shoreline of Turkey today). Ionia was not at the center of anything, but was at a crossroads of trade between Greece and the civilizations of Eastern Asia. As often happens in such regions a diversity of cultures prevailed and differing belief systems were accepted. The physical disconnection of the islands and inlets further prevented a single world view from taking over the region.

Around 600–400 B.C. an era known as the Ionian Awakening began. The Ionians rejected superstition and a remarkable idea took hold: the universe is knowable. It exhibits an internal order that allows the laws of nature to be revealed.

The thinkers of the time were children of sailors, farmers, and tradesmen.

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Massive study of video games for learning offers good news about the future of safety education

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Video games are often advocated as educational tools that can increase students’ knowledge through entertainment. However, published studies about the effectiveness of video games in education and training are limited in both the number and diversity of participants, lacking the robust evidence that needs a very large, varied, worldwide sample.

Such evidence is now offered by the first massive study of games for learning, according to a research paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. The study involved more than 400,000 players worldwide speaking more than 40 different languages. It focused on a notoriously difficult educational goal, that is teaching the general public about the safety procedures that must be followed during aircraft emergencies. A major unresolved issue in aviation safety is indeed lack of passengers’ attention to as well as understanding of the pre-flight briefings and safety cards given by

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