News Global Learning Trends Today and in the Future

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FutureLearn's recently published Future of Learning Report reveals the key global trends in learning from across the UK, USA, and Australia. The report highlights how, what, and why people are learning, the impact of COVID-19 and what shifts and challenges lay ahead in education.

The findings cover four core areas - Women and learning, Career Development, Access and Inclusion, and Generational Distinctions.

These are the key findings:
  • Women and younger generations are the most avid digital learners, believing in the power of education to improve lives
  • Education is becoming more accessible and inclusive
  • Young people use social media platforms to educate themselves
  • Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning has become the new normal and is here to stay
  • Under qualified people in particular find value in online courses to upskill
  • The post-COVID-19 jobs landscape is accelerating a trend towards job-hopping and career changes
  • New types of qualifications such as microcredentials are becoming more widely accepted
  • Over the next five years, people will be looking to gain knowledge around mental and physical wellbeing

The full report is available to view here: The Future of Learning Report - FutureLearn
For more insights on the report, visit Self-education, online learning, and the future of education - FutureLearn

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