VFS Global enters online education industry in the UK

VFS Global, a visa processing company, is entering the online education industry after launching a partnership with Oxademy, a UK-based ed tech start-up. The joint venture, which will involve VFS Global’s education subsidiary, VFS Global Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd, will be offering students post-graduate Massive Open Online Courses regardless of where they are based. […]

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UK Government launches second cyber accelerator programme

The UK Government has just launched a cyber accelerator programme, which will focus on assisting start-ups that are involved in creating state-of-the-art cybersecurity systems. This is the second accelerator programme to be started by the Government. The first one was also for cybersecurity start-ups and entrepreneurs, and it focused on increasing sales and business development […]

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FE colleges use virtual learning environment to promote digital learning

Further Education (FE) colleges, such as DLD College London, The Manchester College, Preston’s College and South Essex College, have partnered with Instructure to use its open virtual learning environment called Canvas. The colleges believe that this will enhance both teaching and learning. This move comes after research showed that nearly 81 per cent of teachers […]

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Social learning: the next step in education technology

Personalised learning is a new trend in education technology. This method makes use of software that monitors each student’s progress and then adapts content, instruction and assessment based on the student’s performance. Mike Sharples, Professor of Education Technology at The Open University, was instrumental in developing the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform for his […]

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Israeli government looking for technology fund managers

Israel has become a popular destination for technology start-ups and has a vibrant and flourishing technology sector. Its government is now looking for high-profile companies to handle government-backed investment funds that will focus on high-tech start-ups and businesses. A spokesperson for the Israeli government said that these funds will be traded on the stock exchange […]

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CityFibre enters the consumer ISP market

CityFibre conducted an FTTP fast Internet trial in York, and after announcing that it was successful, the company will now be marketing its fibre network to consumer Internet service providers (ISPs). The company said that it is negotiating with ISPs to offer them fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) fast Internet connectivity over its network. The negotiations are in […]

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Payoneer opens office in London to facilitate cross-border payments

Payoneer, a global digital payment solutions provider, offers a cross-border payment platform that allows organisations to facilitate payments to anyone regardless of their geographical location. Global businesses such as Google, Airbnb, UpWork and Amazon use the Payoneer platform to make payments to vendors and merchants across the world. While it was a foregone conclusion that […]

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SMS-Magic can boost enrolment in higher education institutions

Higher education institutions are competing with each other to attract and retain students, particularly international students. With technology and cloud computing becoming commonplace in higher education institutions, SMS-Magic, a texting application that is integrated with Salesforce, will be demonstrating its benefits to these schools. As part of the TargetX Summit 2017, which will be held […]

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Israeli-UK fund to invest in a range of education technology

MindCET, the technological branch of the Centre for Educational Technology (CET), announced that it has founded a fund that will be partnering with the UK Government and investing solely in educational technology. The fund has been named TaskForce, and initially, it will invest approximately $250,000 (£196,050) in about four to six ventures. This amount will […]

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