During the global pandemic, the world had to adapt fast. Perhaps one of the areas that saw the most significant change was education. From pre-K to lifelong learning and everything in between, no area of education was untouched. Even though life is seemingly going back to normal in a post-pandemic world, the changes we saw take place in education are here to stay. Keep reading to learn about the top seven EdTech trends for 2021 you should know about.

#1. Lifelong Learning Is the New Normal

Lifelong learning refers to any learning activity done after formal, traditional education. …


Several things have impacted the Global Labour Market, from the COVID-19 pandemic to shortages of essential workers. Employers must be familiar with the trends affecting workers so they can adapt to recruit and attract the finest talent to their businesses, often in a competitive environment. Here’s why the trends facing the global labour market matter.

Talent Gaps in Highly Skilled Jobs

The Hays Global Skills Index reviews the trends impacting the labour market globally. One of the main findings of the Eighth report is that the gap in talent and skilled labour in the workforce is increasing, leading to shortages of qualified workers. Simultaneously, wages for…


Education and learning do not end upon graduation, nor are they limited to the walls of a classroom or conference hall. Since most adults will take the employment route for the remainder of their lives, it is imperative to note the importance of keeping your skill set sharp, relevant, and in-demand — not just in your workplace, but in the general job market.

Lifelong learning in a nutshell

Lifelong learning is the consistent pursuit of knowledge over the course of your life in formal and informal educational settings. In the same way that children and adolescents have developmental needs, adults also need to upgrade their…


The global pandemic forced businesses around the world to shift from onsite work arrangements to online workspaces. Organizations and their employees had to adapt quickly to the unexpected changes brought about by the health crisis. As a result of these unprecedented times, conventional management and leadership styles are no longer enough to ensure the efficiency and productivity of an entire organization.

Supporting and increasing the overall value of the workforce has always been a business goal, but it has never been more crucial for the future of work as it is today.

Learning and Development Amid the Pandemic

Lockdowns, quarantines, new health protocols, and safety regulations…


OPM (online program management), boot camps, and international learning channels and pathways have become increasingly popular among universities. These options provide lifelong learners with easy access to the educational curriculum from any location. EdTech remains popular into 2021, as more learners turn to remote solutions for training and development opportunities amid pandemic concerns. According to Global Market Insights, experts expect the eLearning market to hit $1 trillion by 2027.

Specifically, there is a rise in demand for OPM collaborations, where universities work with tech experts to offer their courses online. Global OPMs have accounted for $3,916.3 million in 2019 and…


Is there even such a thing?

The global pandemic paved the way for the unexpected rapid growth of the Educational Technology (Ed-Tech) industry in 2020. Since then, its steady increase has shown how universities across the globe are prioritizing their online educational plans to meet the demands of their lifelong learners. Along with this, academic public-private partnerships with Online Management Program (OPM) providers, boot camps, and international pathways are being adopted at an accelerated rate that has not been observed since the introduction of online education.

However, despite the seemingly good turnaround of the current Ed-Tech market, evidence also suggests that such high investments could potentially…


Even a decade ago, most people saw college as their only option to get advanced learning. They either went to college after high school or at some future date to get the training they wanted. Their actual career training only came after several years of basic courses. The process was long and expensive and discouraged many from pursuing more education. But things have changed.

The role of universities is rapidly evolving due to several factors. One is the need for more remote learning opportunities for people of all ages. The other is a new emphasis on lifelong learning instead of…


Learning around the globe was already becoming more digitalized before recent challenges. The pandemic sped up this evolution and has ensured that digital learning models will dominate education in the coming decades. In-person learning is not going completely away, but it is already merging with distance learning in many countries, creating a hybrid model that will ideally deliver the best of both worlds in the short term. Of course, students will also be able to complete degrees and/or learn new work skills solely through instruction coordinated through online program management (OPM). …


Lifelong learning doesn’t always take place in a classroom. It’s a lifestyle adopted by those with a passion for learning beyond the traditional stages of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Lifelong learning is voluntary, self-led, and often completed at a distance via EdTech services.

Making lifelong learning a part of workplace culture is a chance to empower individuals within an organization to forge ahead in their careers or personal lives. It’s a powerful choice for CEOs who want a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

Ongoing Education with Lifelong Learning

Education never stops, of course. Adults are learning every day. Lifelong…


Worldwide, the education sector is among the biggest of all markets, with a global value of over $5 trillion USD, with that figure expected to double by 2030. When measured by revenue alone, Latin America is the fourth largest market in the field of education technology (EdTech). Yet, while these numbers are impressive, the education industry as a whole continues to see minimal technology investments. Here’s a closer examination of how EdTech is transforming eLearning in Latin America and what that means for the individuals in the industry.

The Impact of EdTech on eLearning in LatAm

During the five-year period…

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