Education Technology Unicorns

India's Edtech Startups Regroup as Pandemic Bonanza Fizzles

New Delhi (IN), September 2022 - The hottest factor in India's online education trade proper now could be going offline. After two years of blistering progress, sparked by one of the world's longest Covid-19 college shutdowns, India hosts an increasingly crowded discipline of education technology unicorns. Six hit the US$1 billion valuation milestone due to the March 2020 nationwide lockdown. They joined Byju's, which landed there in 2017, and is now the world's most valuable edtech startup, with a $22 billion price ticket after a funding cycle in March, according to PitchBook Data Inc.

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Fosway 9-Grid™

HR Teams Building Organisational Resilience

London (UK), September 2022 - Fosway Group, one of Europe's leading HR industry analysts, has released its new 2022 9-Grid™ for cloud HR. The operating context for HR teams continues to be challenging, as organisations grapple with yet another "new normal": rampant inflation, broken supply chains, regional conflict, and extreme weather. This new research explores the trends and vendors transforming the cloud HR market.

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Essential Data Points

Kineo Demystify Learning Analytics

London (UK), August 2022 - Kineo has elucidated the key data points to collect for learning analytics, focused on mining insights from learner activity to make effective decisions.

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VR Learning Space

Learning in Metaverse - bridgeVR.io Launches

San Francisco, CA (USA), August 2022 - bridgeVR.io addresses the shortage of affordable, immersive and interactive technical learning currently available to automotive EV Technicians. Plus, from Q4 2022, it will also offer learning opportunities to Service Advisors and Sales Consultants.

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Augmented Reality

edX Launches First Courses with Meta Immersive Learning

Cambridge, MA (USA), July 2022 - edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, has announced the launch of two Spark Augmented Reality (AR) courses developed in partnership with Meta, available now on edX.org. The new courses are part of edX's partnership with Meta Immersive Learning and support its mission to build a learning ecosystem for the metaverse and give professionals broader access to the tools and education needed to build a career in augmented reality.

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Personalization

Skillsoft Introduces Career Journeys to Drive Growth Multi-Modal Learning

Boston, MA (USA), July 2022 - Skillsoft, a leading platform for transformative learning experiences, has announced the launch of Career Journeys, the company's newest offering within Skillsoft Percipio. Blending live, on-demand, hands-on, and collaborative learning modalities, Career Journeys bring topic-specific skilling programs to the enterprise that enable learners to master mission-critical and job-critical skills, as well as drive meaningful business transformation year after year.

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LiveHire and Enboarder

Next-Generation Onboarding Experience

Christy Forest, LiveHire CEOMiami, FL (USA), June 2022 - LiveHire Ltd., a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform connecting companies and candidates, and Enboarder, the world's only people activation platform enabling companies to transform their people programs into simple, human-centric journeys, have announced their strategic integration to enable experience-led and personalized onboarding.

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Andreas F.J. Obereder

How Workforce Management Improves the Future of Work

Andreas F.J. OberederMunich (GER), June 2022 - This year's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum was one of the most important since its foundation more than 50 years ago. Under the motto "History at the Turning Point", it provided a platform for prominent figures including heads of state, experts and academics, innovators, and the world's foremost CEOs.

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altz

Spatial Future Unveils Metaverse Network for Enterprise

Pittsburgh, PA (USA), June 2022 – Immersive solutions provider Spatial Future has initiated the launch of altz, a metaverse network infrastructure for enterprise and consumers. The network seeks to fill a critical gap that exists as firms look to incorporate XR technologies into their business strategies.

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Short Videos

Coursera Launches Clips to Accelerate Skills Development

Mountain View, CA (USA), May 2022 - Coursera, Inc. is introducing Clips, which currently offer over 10,000 bite-sized videos and lessons from the world's leading companies and universities, and will scale to more than 200,000 videos by the end of the year.

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Increasingly Asynchronous

Articulate Reveals Best Training Practices for New World of Work

New York, NY (USA), May 2022 - Articulate Global, LLC, a leading creator platform for online workplace learning, introduced its "Rise" all-in-one training system for agile teams to the Learning Technologies UK audience. The firm has also released thousands of new templates for Articulate 360.

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Online Self-Study

Pearson Acquires Leading Online Language Learning Platform

Andy Bird, chief executive of PearsonHoboken, NJ (USA), May 2022 - Pearson has announced its acquisition of Mondly, a global online language learning platform. The collaboration will allow Pearson to offer a full range of ways for people to learn and prove their English skills - adding online self-study to its existing diagnosis and learning tools and assessment portfolio.

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