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Pearson to axe 3,000 jobs after slump at main US business

Cost-cutting move aims to save educational publisher about 300m a year with 10% cut in global staff after biggest loss in history in 2016 Pearson is to cut 3,000 jobs as the embattled company looks to slash costs after a slump at its US higher education business. The worlds largest […]

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Udacity adds robotics and digital marketing Nanodegree programs, 21 new hiring partners

Today at the inauguralUdacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular Nanodegrees an effort to expand its corpus of 21st century skills-based courses. In addition to the new degrees, Udacity is adding 21 new hiring partners spanning the automotive, defense, tech, […]

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‘Going global’: China exports soft power with first large-scale university in Malaysia

Beijings push for overseas influence extends to the education sector, with the opening of Xiamen University outside Kuala Lumpur Near the classrooms at the original Xiamen University in China, there is a pleasant hill and lake. So, when the government-owned institution set out to build the first ever large-scale international […]

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Udacitys latest Nanodegree will teach React

In its quest to reduce persistent skills gaps, Udacity has been designing condensed courses to get students up to speed on trendy topics to improve employment outcomes. The startups Nanodegrees, as they call them, span VR, robotics, deep learning and other key technical and non-technical skills. Today Udacity is announcing […]

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VRs killer app: business services

Smart entrepreneurs and developers will identify the key elements of early successes and apply those lessons to other consumer-relatable industries with a B2B focus. The marketing and advertising segment is full of VR studios, application developers and distribution networks. Generally, they support agencies and brands to deliver immersive brand experiences […]

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