New MIT Work of the Future Research Explores How Work-Based Learning and Online Education Are Key Elements of Adult Training – Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, a multi-disciplinary initiative examining how emerging technologies are changing the nature of work, has released three briefs that highlight the critical role skills, learning and workforce training can play in creating shared prosperity for workers. With millions unemployed due to Covid-19—very likely facing the restructuring of industries ranging from retail to travel to hospitality and entertainment —workers will need to not only obtain new skills but also find new work.

This research from members of the Task Force explores the highly fragmented U.S. workforce training system for low- to moderate-skilled workers, comparable programs in Europe in which the private sector is significantly engaged in both the classroom and the workplace, and lessons from learning science and new technologies that could make online education, including workforce training, more effective.

Skill Training in Adults

Author: Paul Osterman, Professor of Human

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Online Language Learning Market to reach USD 21.57 billion by 2024, Cengage Learning Inc. and Duolingo Inc. Emerge as Key

  Online Language Learning Market to reach USD 21.57 billion by 2024, Cengage
  Learning Inc. and Duolingo Inc. Emerge as Key Contributors to growth |
  Technavio

Business Wire

LONDON -- October 13, 2020

Technavio has been monitoring the online language learning market and it is
poised to grow by USD 21.57 billion during 2020-2024. 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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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Online
Language Learning Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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

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, 
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State senate candidates: Career and technical education key to environmental, economic success

BRUNSWICK — Supporting career and technical education programs for young people could go a long way toward ensuring a future for Maine that is both economically and environmentally sustainable, according to four candidates vying to represent the Midcoast in the Maine Senate Districts 23 and 24.

Sen. Eloise Vitelli, the Democrat incumbent, and Holly Kopp, a Republican, are running to represent District 23, which encompasses Sagadahoc County and Dresden. Rep Mattie Daughtry, a Democrat, will face Republican Brad Pattershall for the seat representing District 24, which includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. 

The four candidates participated in a virtual forum hosted by the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce on Friday. 

Vitelli, Kopp, Daughtry and Pattershall all expressed staunch support for making Region 10 Technical High School, the area’s vocational and technical school, a full-fledged, four-year comprehensive technical high school where students learn career and technical subjects alongside their

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Key ways Sullivan and Hayes differ on the economy and education in the coronavirus crisis


The coronavirus crisis that continues to stifle jobs and schools across the nation is a key dividing line in the race for Connecticut’s most competitive congressional district.

A New Fairfield prosecutor trying to be the first Republican to represent the 5th District since 2006 says the direction voters wanted when they elected Donald Trump president in 2016 is the way out of the COVID-19 crisis for people in northwestern and central Connecticut.


But U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes says the correction voters wanted when they elected her and a Democratic majority to the House of Representatives in 2018 is the way to help schools in need and get the economy back on its feet in Connecticut.

Republican challenger David X. Sullivan, a retired assistant

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Health, education, water, environment: Key issues highlighted in Resident Coordinator’s visit to Basra – Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 05 October 2020 -The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Ms Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano visited Basra yesterday, reaffirming the UN’s long-term commitment to supporting the Government of Iraq in current challenges, particularly in the wake of COVID-19.

Ms Vojáčková-Sollorano was accompanied by Ms. Zena Ali Ahmad, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Iraq and Hamida Ramadhani Lasseko, Country Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Iraq.

During a meeting with Basra Governor H.E Mr. Asaad al-Eidani, the Resident Coordinator discussed the challenges facing communities in Basra, including adequate healthcare amidst the pandemic and the need to encourage continued education, particularly for girls. She also met with representatives from civil society to express support for more robust environmental protection measures, long-term employment opportunities, and respect for human rights.

“From

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Why developing cybersecurity education is key for a more secure future

Cybersecurity threats are growing every day, be they are aimed at consumers, businesses or governments. The pandemic has shown us just how critical cybersecurity is to the successful operation of our respective economies and our individual lifestyles.

developing cybersecurity education

The rapid digital transformation it has forced upon us has seen us rely almost totally on the internet, ecommerce and digital communications to do everything from shopping to working and learning. It has brought into stark focus the threats we all face and the importance of cybersecurity skills at every level of society.

European Cybersecurity Month is a timely reminder that we must not become complacent and must redouble our efforts to stay safe online and bolster the cybersecurity skills base in society. This is imperative not only to manage the challenges we face today, but to ensure we can rise to the next wave of unknown, sophisticated cybersecurity threats that await us

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New Britain to shift Roosevelt Early Learning Center, two Lincoln KEY Program classrooms to online learning after multiple positive COVID-19 cases

One New Britain schools program and another early learning center will close in-person classes and move to remote learning for two weeks after multiple COVID-19 cases were confirmed across the district.

Several cases were confirmed at Lincoln KEY Program, Roosevelt Early Learning Center and Smith Elementary School on Friday, although school officials did not specify how many positive cases were discovered or whether they were students or staff members.

The Roosevelt Early Learning Center and two classrooms of the Lincoln Key Program will now shift to online-only learning until at least Oct. 19, the district wrote in a message posted online Friday afternoon.

The New Britain Public Health Determined the cases at Smith elementary were isolated and no closures are required there, according to the message.

Earlier this week, multiple positive cases across four schools prompted closures Wednesday and Thursday at Pulaski Middle School and Holmes Elementary School. Other cases

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Higher Education Market Growing at a CAGR 21.1% | Key Player Oracle, DELL Technologies, SAP, Vmware, Servicenow

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Sep 28, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
The global Higher Education Market size is expected to grow from USD 13.7 billion in 2020 to USD 35.8 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 21.1% during the forecast period. A growing number of higher education enrollments is a major driver for the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Solutions segment to hold a larger market size during the forecast period

Higher education solutions are transforming colleges, universities, and research campuses worldwide, along with new and engaging services for the entire lifecycle. The solutions included in the study are the student information management system, content collaboration, data security and compliance, campus management, and others. Higher education solutions are incorporated into business applications to enhance their capabilities. They derive insights from the business

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At UAlbany, education a key part of battling COVID-19

ALBANY — University at Albany saw 18 new COVID-19 cases last week,  inching closure to the 100-case threshold that according to state guidelines would trigger a campus-wide “pause” and force classes to shift online.

Off-campus parties have been blamed for the spread of the disease, but strict sanctions against students who knowingly break safety protocols and widespread testing are only part of the solution, experts say.

Education and changing students’ attitudes about the disease is a key component to managing any public health crisis, according to Dolores Cimini, director at UAlbany’s Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research.

“In the 1980s, when we did AIDS prevention, what we did was education and we gave people condoms and dental dams. During COVID-19, we doing education and we are giving people masks, sanitizer, and other things to protect themselves,” Cimini said. “We distributed them not only to our long-term students but

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UN General Assembly: How Theirworld campaigned for education as The Key to unlock big change – World

From inspiring speakers at a major digital event to a new toolkit for activists, we ensured the message was carried to leaders and decision-makers.

Education is the key to a better future. That was the message Theirworld carried to the 75th United Nations General Assembly this week, against a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic challenges.

Our campaigning – including a major digital event on Monday, September 21 – emphasised that education is the most important investment underpinning economic recovery, public health, civic participation and engagement in creating a better world.

Justin van Fleet, President of Theirworld and Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), said: “What we see in the news every day demonstrates why it’s important to invest more – not less – in education around the world. It has never been more important to build young people’s capacities for the future.

“Yet, as

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