Online Education Market In India To Touch $1.96 Bn By 2021 – Decoding The Impact On EdTech Startups

Online Education Market In India To Touch $1.96 Bn By 2021 – Decoding The Impact On EdTech Startups

Online education in India will see approximately 8x growth in the next five years, says a recent report by Google, KPMG. This will have a significant impact on the edtech market that has a potential to touch $1.96 Bn by 2021 from where it stands now i.e. $247 Mn. Traditional education systems (such as classrooms, tuitions) are slowly losing their importance as both students and educators embrace what edtech startups offer – convenience, personalisation, and agility. Then, we have newer concepts such as MOOCs (massively open online courses) gaining popularity…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Sydney University slammed by feminists for offering ‘sexist’ scholarship giving preference to male students

Sydney University slammed by feminists for offering ‘sexist’ scholarship giving preference to male students

The University of Sydney has sparked outrage among students after offering a scholarship that gives preference to male applicants. The university last week announced a new $27,000 scholarship for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. Veterinary students received an email advertising The Professor Marsh Edwards AO Scholarship which reads: ‘Preference will be given to applicants who are male.’   The eligibility requirements of the scholarship horrified female recipients and prompted a response from student group The University of Sydney Women’s Collective. A female Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student, who asked not…

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Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are being investigated by a major national inquiry into child abuse. Gordonstoun, the alma mater of the heir to the throne, and Fettes College – where the former Labour Prime Minister was a pupil – both feature in the statutory probe. Other private schools under investigation include Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Loretto School in Musselburgh and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. The boarding schools are being probed as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry into more than 60…

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How A ‘Coding Error’ By Obama’s Department Of Education Hurt For-Profit Colleges

How A ‘Coding Error’ By Obama’s Department Of Education Hurt For-Profit Colleges

At the time, the DOE billed the College Scorecard as “the clearest, most accessible, and reliable national data on college cost, graduation, debt, and post-college earnings.” The site compiled data on more than 7,000 schools over a period of 18 years and supplemented information reported by the various schools with tax records and Treasury department statistics to help users distinguish schools on the economic outcomes of graduates. “Americans will now have access to reliable data on every institution of higher education,” said President Obama as he introduced the scorecard during…

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Online edu’nal scholarship scheme launched by ACC Cement works

Online edu’nal scholarship scheme launched by ACC Cement works

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ACC Cements Works here today launched Vidyasarathi Educational Scholarship Scheme for the benefit s students of various courses. The Rs 20 lakh worth scholarship will directly benefit 102 students–40 UG, 20-ITI, 30-Diploma and Engineering 12 and the scheme proposed to effectively bring the corporate and educational institutes in the education eco-system, K Vamshidhar Reddy, Director Plant, said at the launch. The technology-based education Scholarship scheme is being implemented as part of the Coimbatore Corporations’ Social Capital initiative, which will be implemented in…

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Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment,” according to a press release Wednesday. The CFPB is asking Navient to compensate the borrowers the agency says were harmed. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify…

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Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach $19.05 bn by 2022

Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach $19.05 bn by 2022

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Learning Management System Market (Distance Learning, Instructor-Led Trainings, and Others) for Performance Management, Content Management, Communication & Collaboration and Others Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast,2016-2022”. According to the report, global learning management system market was valued at around USD 5.19 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 19.05 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 24% between 2017 and 2022. Learning management systems (LMS) is a software application used for planning, managing,…

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