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WHAT'S NEXT?: Education will increasingly be online, just-in-time and competence-based. VR will become more mainstream in education technology. The vision of easily accessible learning will be enormously powerful and widespread in a few years. The global artificial intelligence market in the education sector will grow exponentially and post an impressive CAGR of over 39% by 2020.

  • [New] The Australian government should set up a communication campaign to educate people on the risks of shared air, and on how to improve ventilation. / The Conversation
  • [New] When children take a vacation, it does not need to mean taking a break from learning - because learning is a never-ending path, where opportunities for exploration, innovation, and growth are part of the world that surrounds them. / Qatar Foundation
  • [New] Over the past year, the global pandemic has repeatedly disrupted young people's education and employment opportunities, not to mention affected their mental health - with the most vulnerable falling further behind. / The Prince's Trust
  • [New] VET has the potential to provide relevant education and training opportunities to young people and adults in Thailand, especially as the demand for technical skills is high. / OECD
  • [New] As U.S.-led foreign forces complete their withdrawal, the Taliban have made swift territorial gains, raising fears among women of a roll back of their rights, from education and work to freedom of movement. /
  • [New] With less than two weeks before the start of a new school year, Hawaii's Department of Education has posted a list of about 100 schools that will offer distance learning. /
  • [New] Solar Landscape has completed construction on seven community solar projects totaling more than 17 megawatts of capacity as part of Year 1 of the NJBPU's Community Solar Energy Pilot Program; and construction on an eighth Year 1 project is expected to be completed before the end of 2021. / Insider NJ
  • [New] One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, close to half the world's students are still affected by partial or full school closures, and over 100 million additional children will fall below the minimum proficiency level in reading as a result of the health crisis 17. / en
  • [New] The New York City Department of Education should invest in expanding a college and career readiness pipeline from elementary school through college, in both district and charter schools, to better connect and prepare NYC students with high-opportunity pathways of their choosing. / The Century Foundation
  • [New] As part of the next generation of the Adobe Education Exchange, college instructors and students will be able to use Adobe Analytics - the industry-leading customer data analytics platform - for free and get access to course curriculum with hands-on activities. / News
  • [New] The UCT Online High School will create a new opportunity for learners across South Africa to choose an aspirational school and unleash their potential. / CapeTown ETC
  • [New] For the last decade, learning and development teams have been hard at work looking for opportunities for their learning content libraries to exist outside their learning management systems. / Training Industry
  • [New] The different approaches to repatriation pursued in Central Asia present an important comparative learning opportunity for other countries considering their own reintegration programs. / United States Institute of Peace
  • [New] Kenya invested in ICT and digital infrastructure in schools to help students regain learning losses and promote youth employment opportunities. / World Bank Blogs
  • [New] The United States spends half of its federal discretionary budget on the military, crowding out other areas it could choose to prioritize, like public health, education, and diplomacy. / Responsible Statecraft
  • [New] Approximately 50 million people in the United States are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease because they lack the most basic needs - healthy food, clean air and drinking water, quality education, employment and housing. / PR Newswire
  • [New] By 2025, China will basically establish a policy system that actively supports births with better services and lower costs in child bearing, care and education. / English Gov,CN
  • [New] B.C. was the first province to sign onto the Canada-wide early learning and child care plan, which will provide B.C. with $3.2 billion in federal funding over the next five years, with a focus on supporting children under six years old. / BC Gov News
  • [New] Other nations, including China, the EU and the UK, have all set goals of deploying gigabit broadband by 2025, and the U.S. cannot afford to fall behind on deploying networks that are fast enough to support the education needs of today and the jobs of the future. / Broadband World News
  • [New] Over the next two years, 75% of finance professionals believe their day jobs will significantly change, and 83% said they will have to learn new skills for AI and related technologies. / VentureBeat
  • [New] New Jersey Institute of Technology is launching a STEM initiative that will expose high school students to forensic science as a pathway to higher education. / Campus Technology
  • [New] In updated guidance for the 2021-22 school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends in-person learning and urges all who are eligible to be vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. / en

Last updated: 28 July 2021