With 9 in 10 students affected by Covid-19 closures how is the shift to online learning going so far? In “Reinventing the world through landscape reading,” Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec says teaching learners to develop a sense of affinity with places and territories will translate into a sense of belonging, improving our ability to conserve cultural and environmental resources. Looking ahead to the coming academic year, ICEF Exchange podcast: The impact of micro-credentials on international education, Foreign enrolments in US secondary schools have declined since 2016, Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions, International students increasingly willing to switch destinations for in-person learning, Chinese border remains closed to foreign students, New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic, Students’ expectations for instructional quality and a better technical experience online will rise throughout the year, Many schools and universities will rely heavily on online delivery for much of 2020, Listening carefully to what students want regarding online learning is crucial right now. By early 2020, there were 1.5 billion active iPhone devices, and by the end of August 2020, Apple was worth more than $2 trillion. Some educators worry that there will be no students to teach anymore in the near future as technology might take over a lot of tasks and abilities that we have been teaching our students for decades. Then don’t miss the next one! For example, Vickie S. Cook, executive director for online, professional, and engaged learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield, told Inside Higher Ed that investing in preparing teachers to teach online is a priority, saying that “online learning is a type of teaching that requires very specific pedagogical skills…the pedagogy is more important than the technology.”. Tweet. Fortunately, in 2019, UNESCO launched the Futures of Education initiative, an ambitious undertaking that now seems startlingly prescient: it’s a project that aims to generate an agenda for global debate and action on the futures of education, learning and knowledge in a world that is increasingly complex, uncertain and precarious. Most students were tolerant of the transition from in-person to online learning earlier this year (though of course some were not) because they understood it in the context of the pandemic’s effect on absolutely everyone, schools included. Send your abstract to abstract@futureofedu.co. 02 November 2020 . argue for a new vision of education that gears learning toward building an equitable and inclusive society with planetary stability and well-being as the main goals. Home Topics Future of Learning How to Take Responsibility for the Future of Education. In “Knowledge democracy: Opening our doors to all knowledge systems,” Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon argue that acknowledging the diversity of knowledge customs and cultures is a matter of planetary survival. In “Open educational resources and global online learning,” Rory McGreal highlights how open educational resources can help bridge the knowledge divide to achieve equity in education. Thus, this conference provides an opportunity for all to network, share ideas, and present their research to a worldwide community. As for the technological challenge, this is a frontier that was initially pushed by MOOC pioneers over the past several years but which is now a Wild West of players, platforms, and investors working round the clock to come up with the best online learning environments and experiences. The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) is an entity that facilitates the purpose of knowledge transfer by constructing the career of the research fraternity, empowering decision making in the corporate sector and promoting on quality decisions for policy makers through academic Conferences. The thing is: Education will never disappear. The era of the student consumer has arrived, and institutions have to become far more responsive to what they want. Zora Mohsin Published at 12:03 am October 25th, 2020 Photo: Pixabay . Exploring the top trends impacting the future of the education sector. Today, an Apple computer is the go-to tool of the creative class. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s offices, located in Ottawa, are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial. Students of all ages will find their classrooms and learning systems significantly altered as a result of the ongoing pandemic. — Hacker Education. (613) 566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588 Looking ahead to the coming academic year”. By Guest Author November 8, 2020. Students of all ages will find their classrooms and learning systems significantly altered as a result of the ongoing pandemic. For educators hoping to recruit new international students and retain the ones they have, this unpredictability means that they must continue to quickly improve the online learning experiences they can offer to students. The deadline for submitting your abstract is 22nd April 2021. New study anticipates shifts in enrolment and market share into 2021, UK continues to reopen visa processing and ease travel restrictions, Australia resumes student visa processing with new measures to strengthen international education sector, Canada announces conditional student visa approvals for students beginning studies online, Survey: EU students much less likely to study in UK without home fee status, US issues “horrifying” rule change that requires foreign students to leave the country if their study programme transitions to online-only, UK academic year comes into focus with new visa guidance and updates on university services, Europe is reopening its borders and students may soon be allowed to return, Australia announces July pilot to welcome back international students, Higher education students press for refunds and discounts during COVID-19.