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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 Global Refugee Crisis impacts youth disproportionately due to a lack of education and employment opportunities, as over half of the global refugee population is young people. Good Design
  • [New] The disruption to education experienced by young people across the globe - estimated to be the biggest in history by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - left 1.6 billion people out of school. STAT
  • [New] Ontario's government expected its softer mandates in health-care and education to lead to similarly high vaccination rates to what many universities reported when they set immunization requirements for students. iPolitics
  • [New] Without a skilled workforce that can use its education and training to the fullest extent, countries will not be able to provide access to diagnostics that are appropriate for each level of care and achieve Universal Health Coverage. Scimex
  • [New] Post-pandemic policies ensuring all Australians have enough income to thrive and are given opportunities to reconnect with meaningful work, education and community will protect Australians' mental health. The Conversation
  • [New] Schools and institutions all around the world have turned to online education since people have been obliged to stay at home to prevent diseases from spreading and avoid the risk of getting infected. Hashstudioz
  • [New] A new $60 million investment in Maine workforce training will be used to expand education and access to study and certification programs for more than 24,000 residents over the next four years. New England News Press
  • [New] A new $60 million investment in workforce training in Maine will be used to expand education and access to degree and certificate programs for more than 24,000 residents over the next four years. Govtech
  • [New] The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic disruption to education systems around the world and huge educational impacts for more than 1.6 billion children and youth. World Education Blog
  • [New] As long as the developed world hesitates to commit long term investment towards education for democracy, and instead laments the issue of so-called failed states, much of the developing world will continue to face bleak prospects for democracy. Aga Khan Development Network.
  • [New] Transport is a main concern for people living in rural and remote communities around the world, where the absence of affordable and reliable transport often prevents access to education, health services and employment opportunities. Science Direct
  • [New] Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities. Dark Reading
  • [New] In only a few months, COVID-19 has quickly spread all over the world causing major socio-economic disruptions, including in the provision of education and training services. ReliefWeb
  • [New] MaPS leads delivery of the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing, which includes a goal of two million more children and young people in the UK receiving a meaningful financial education by 2030.
  • [New] The Education Department's Office of Civil Rights earlier this month launched an investigation into Florida's prohibition on school mask mandates, which could potentially lead to a loss of federal funds if a civil rights violation is found. Tampa Bay Times
  • The transition to a virtual format will unlock new learning opportunities and make participation even more accessible to a global audience.
  • The University of New England will become a center of telehealth education in Maine thanks to a new program funded by the US Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) that aims to increase telehealth education and distribution in rural areas. mHealthIntelligence
  • Mozambique is expected to slow its progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, setting back the gains made over the past years in health, education, and gender equality. igc
  • While currently more than half of Venezuelans in Colombia do not have regular status, the ETPV program is expected to alleviate persisting gaps in access to health, education, and formal employment. WOLA
  • About 8 in 10 respondents, including large majorities of vaccinated and unvaccinated adults, said they expect that Covid will continue at a lower level and be something the U.S. will learn to live with and manage with medical treatments and vaccines, like the seasonal flu. CNBC

Last updated: 13 October 2021