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Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, online education platforms will no doubt receive a powerful boost for development. As the problems associated with coronavirus infection spread far and wide, it shook the very foundation of many organizations, including the institutions of higher education. Experts are already predicting a steep decline in revenues of universities, and a need for their complete revamp.
Corporate training is necessary for a modern company – so employees could timely learn and apply the most relevant tools, teams would be as effective as possible, and the company would be attractive for high-quality professionals.
Despite the aspirations of the leaders of higher education, most US colleges do not plan to reopen in the coming fall. Although initially educational institutions did want to return to the standard in-person teaching regime in coming September, now only 24% are ready to do this.
In early July, the US government directed nonimmigrant international students to leave the country if their colleges switched to online education.
The coronavirus epidemic is not slowing down in the US and that means that colleges and universities will continue to teach students remotely. So, 46% of colleges plan to conduct classes online. The most prestigious schools in the country, such as Harvard, are switching to distance learning as well.
June 18, 2020 – The Lectera.com international educational online platform starts operation in four languages since today.
Today is The International Day for Protection of Children, which is a reason to remind us that we once were children ourselves. That means each of us could dream, loved to play, and had to study a lot. You should agree it could be wonderful if studying were always fun and helped us to realize our dreams! But it is not that hard if you know and use the right strategies. The Lectera team has put together such strategies for those who remember their school days and want to make studying a joy for their children.
The Moscow City Tourism Committee, together with Russian and international online universities, started an educational program for professionals in the tourism industry in the Russian capital. They have been implementing the new initiative, directed at non-financial support of the tourism industry, since the beginning of April.
The courses on machine learning, data analysis, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) were of the most interest to users. Coursera experts explain that this as a result of a growing desire for people to acquire new technical skills because they fear losing their jobs due to automation.
The new feature was first piloted in several countries, and it has since been extended to include a global reach.
Very recently, Youtube has published new conditions for using the service. This is happening because Youtube has changed the service provider to Google LLC.
As part of the update a new ‘Create’ section will be added to ‘Stories.’ Now if you wish to post a story, you don’t need to upload your photo or video.
Instagram is finally getting rid of its controversial ‘Following’ tab. In the past, this tab could be used to track the actions of the people you followed: their likes, comments, new subscriptions, etc. Many people used this feature to spy on their partners.
Podcasts are audio tracks of discussions on specific topics. They can be listened to using special mobile applications, on YouTube or music platforms.
Netology is planning to launch an accelerator to help emerging EdTech projects. 10 to 15 companies will receive up to $ 10 million in total by transferring from 30% to 60% of their shares to Netology.