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Millions of children across the world aren’t going to school. It’s not just their education that could suffer – CNN

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For physical education class, her teacher performs exercises for students to follow. For English, she sits silently through lectures to virtual classrooms of 20 to 30 students.

She puts stickers or tissues over her webcam, so her classmates can't see her if a teacher calls on her to answer a question. "We're at home, so we don't look so good," she says.

Huang barely leaves the house, and she hasn't seen her friends for a month. But while she is isolated, she's also part of what may be the world's largest remote learning experiment.

And mainland China is just the start. Millions of students in Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam, Mongolia, Japan, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq and Italy have been affected by school closures. For some, that means missing class altogether, while others are trialing online learning. Authorities in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have indicated that, if the outbreak gets worse, they could shut schools, too.

But while online learning is allowing children to keep up their education in the time of the coronavirus, it's also come with a raft of other problems. For some students, the issues are minor -- shaky internet connections or trouble staying motivated. For others, the remote learning experiment could come at a cost of their mental health -- or even their academic future.

The components are the same: a laptop, an internet connection, and a bit of focus. But the type of online study differs from school to school, and country to country.

For Huang, learning at home means spending hours in front of a computer with little social interaction. There's no discussion in class, and she often can't hear her teacher because of the poor internet connection. She feels her classmates -- and their teachers -- are struggling to stay motivated.

"We cannot give (the teachers) a response even though they want it. So they feel bad and we feel awkward as well," she said.

Even after class, her work isn't over. She usually stays up until about 10 p.m. each night, completing homework which she submits online. Although she doesn't see her friends face-to-face, Huang says she actually feels closer to them -- they talk more than they would usually on Chinese online messenger apps such as WeChat and QQ because they're all hungry for contact.

"Because we can't meet anyone our age in reality, so we have to go online."

In Hong Kong, where schools have been closed for a month, some teachers are doing things differently.

At the International Montessori School, students work together in small groups on Google Hangouts so they can all see and talk to each other.

The school started off just posting videos and activities for students on their website, but quickly realized that it was crucial for children to see each other and speak with their teachers. Now they study together in small online groups.

The different learning style has actually led to innovation, he said -- a student made a video explaining how they solved a math problem, and a teacher made a video from a beach to help with a geology lesson.

Students in Hong Kong and mainland China have been isolated for weeks already, but in Italy, where the number of people infected with coronavirus soared past 800 this week, remote learning has just started.

Schools closed this week in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, which include the cities of Milan and Venice, and together have a combined population of about 15 million.

In Milan, Gini Dupasquier's two daughters have been learning through a combination of live PowerPoint presentations, group work with other students over Google Hangout, and a live chat with teachers.

"Emotionally, they're fine," Dupasquier said. "They're having fun with this new method. So far I see no problem at all."

A bigger problem for her -- like other working parents -- is having to balance being at home with her child with the demands of her job as a consultant. "I need to adapt my working hours," she said. "The balance is a bit tough."

In Casalpusterlengo, a northern Italian town in the so-called "red zone" where tens of thousands of residents have effectively been cut off from the rest of the country, Monica Moretti's 15-year-old daughter doesn't have access to livestreaming -- instead, she's doing homework using an electronic notebook. Unlike many children in mainland China, every afternoon she goes for a walk.

Students in senior grades are potentially facing bigger problems than falling behind on their schoolwork.

Jonathan Ye, an 18-year-old high school student in his final year at international school Shanghai Pinghe, has conditional entry to university in the United Kingdom. He still needs to do well on his final International Baccalaureate exam in May if he wants to start university overseas -- something he's been working toward for years.

"If I do not do well on that exam, then I'm screwed," he said. "I think I'll be OK because I like to self-study, but I'm not sure. I still get nervous because we are not going to school right now, so we might be missing information from the teacher."

But Ye's situation is better than most.

The Ministry of Education said it will assess and decide whether to delay the gaokao. Beijing authorities have already said there will be an online mock exam ahead of the gaokao -- although that isn't the actual gaokao exam.

Although Hong Kong schools are shut until April 20, the city will still hold its university entrance exam on March 27 as planned. The only difference: students will be required to wear face masks and desks will be moved further apart than normal.

That's also an issue for students sitting other exams. Hong Kong-based Ruth Benny found home study just wasn't working for her 14-year-old daughter, who is sitting GCSEs this year. "There was no learning happening. It was just like a big long holiday," she said. Her daughter has now transferred to boarding school in the United Kingdom.

Some parents have raised concerns over paying expensive international school fees when their child isn't doing regular schooling.

Benny, who runs education consultancy Top Schools, said that if schools are doing the best they can, there's no need for reimbursement. Her 12-year-old son normally boards during the week at Harrow International School in Hong Kong, but they've reimbursed the cost of boarding while her child is out of school. "It's really as good as it can be, but I know that it's not like that for all schools."

Broomfield, the principal of International Montessori School, said that if schools reimbursed parents, the schools might not survive.

"We still have to run, we still have to pay our staff. We still want a school here when all this is over," he said. "I just don't see how those refunds can be provided."

And he pointed out that it had been a difficult time for teachers too, with much longer hours than usual, and a steep learning curve, particularly for the "tech dinosaurs" on their staff.

In a way, the situation was like trying to plumb a bathroom with the water still running, he said. "We had very little preparation for this," he said. "If you're going to renovate your bathroom, you turn your water off first. This was a whole replumbing of education, but we had to do it on the run."

There's also a risk that studying from home could impact children psychologically.

Hong Kong-based mental health expert Odile Thiang said the loss of routine and the loss of social activity could have a big impact on children, who were also stuck inside with their parents during an already stressful time. "There's also that general fear of contamination that people are feeling, so everything is adding up."

"(The psychological lessons) is yet to be learned, to really see what is going to come out of this major public health experiment that we're doing here," she said, adding that children tend to be very resilient.

Chris Dede, a professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, said there were plenty of studies showing the negative psychological effects on students who had been isolated from their peers after suffering serious illnesses.

Children studying from home could experience the same effects. But he pointed out that, in this situation, whole schools were studying remotely -- not just one single student who might feel lonely and left out.

"The shared problem becomes a way of having shared support," he said.

It's not the first time that schools have had to shut down or experiment with remote learning. In countries with particularly harsh winters, children sometimes find their school canceled for "snow days." In Hong Kong, some schools canceled classes last year over the ongoing pro-democracy protests.

And it's not like education experts have never thought of studying without a face-to-face teacher before. Children in remote parts of Australia have long taken lessons via education programs over the radio. And, in China artificial intelligence has been touted as a way to ensure students in rural communities get a better education.

According to Dede, a mix of online and face-to-face teaching is better than learning entirely offline, or entirely online. But the crucial thing isn't the medium, he said -- it is the quality and the method of teaching.

"The worst thing for children would be just to be isolated, at home, without emotional support from their friends, without the opportunity to have a skilled educator to help them learn," he said.

He sees this as a chance for educators to experiment with new teaching approaches, and then take what works back into the physical classroom.

Regardless of the teaching style, students were still lucky in a sense that this was happening now.

"We have social media, and the internet, and we have smart phones. So the degree of isolation and the degree of lost opportunity to learn would have been much greater if this happened two decades ago," he said.

CNN's Jo Shelley reported from Milan, Italy. CNN's Yong Xiong contributed reporting from Shanghai. CNN"s Kristie LuStout, Jadyn Sham, and Eric Cheung contributed from Hong Kong.

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U.S. Marines with the Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a hike aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 7, 2020. Bataan, homeported in Norfolk, is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims/Released)

The U.S. Navy is overhauling its approach to education because the nation no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries, according to a strategy it released Monday.

The Education for Seapower Strategy 2020 is the first unified, comprehensive education strategy for the Navy and Marine Corps, said John Kroger, who is implementing the strategy as the Navys first chief learning officer.

It is very much a response to the nations geopolitical position in the world today, versus the advantages it had at the end of the Cold War, Kroger said, noting Chinas economic strength and investments in 5G networks, energy storage and other major technologies that matter for war-fighting.

The Navy wants to create a naval community college to provide associates degrees to tens of thousands of young sailors and Marines, at no cost to them. It plans to unify the schools within the existing naval university system, similar to a state university system, and invest in them, as well as enact new policies to encourage and reward those who pursue professional military and civilian education.

In a world where potential adversaries are peers economically and technologically, how do you win? Kroger said in an interview. We think we can out-fight potential opponents because we can out-think them. In order to do that, we must have, by far, the best military education program in the world.

Kroger came to the Navy from Harvard University, where he was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and leader in residence at the Kennedy School of Government. He was president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, from 2012 to 2018, and previously served as Oregons attorney general. Kroger served as a Marine from 1983 to 1986.

Though the need to ensure an advantage in fighting wars is driving the reforms, Kroger said, the educational opportunities will change how and whom the Navy recruits. Its more challenging to recruit when theres relatively low unemployment, he said.

The strategy does not specifically say how much the Navy is looking to spend on education or where the money will come from. Kroger said it will rely mostly on existing education funding that can be used in a more cost-effective way. About $109 million was transferred from other Navy programs this fiscal year to pay for immediate education needs, including startup costs for the community college.

The Navy will ask Congress for more money for education beginning in fiscal year 2022, but the numbers arent finalized, Kroger said. He estimated it will cost $40 million to $50 million annually for the community college, to educate about 40,000 people each year.

There would not be a physical community college campus. Some general education classes would be provided online, but sailors and Marines would do the vast majority of their coursework online through civilian universities and community colleges that partner with the Navy. The Navy plans to seek approval from Congress this year and enroll the first students next year.

For the existing naval schools, the Navy wants to do budgeting for the system as a whole and Kroger will review their curriculum to avoid unnecessary duplication. The schools the Naval War College in Rhode Island, Marine Corps University in Virginia, Naval Postgraduate School in California and Naval Academy in Maryland will be expected to align their plans with the strategy.

To encourage service members to pursue educational opportunities, academic achievement will be rewarded by the boards that decide promotions and integrated into fitness reports and evaluations. Theres a close connection between a persons curiosity and aptitude for learning and their capacity to lead, the strategy states.

When the United States entered World War II, nearly all its admirals were Naval War College graduates. Now, less than a quarter of them are because the Navy hasnt stressed education as much, Kroger said.

Its somewhat of a shift, I think, from ways people think about the effectiveness of the armed forces, he said. Were not talking here about how fast our jets are, how powerful our missiles are. Were talking about the brainpower of our team.

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Oilfield Basics to Expand Presence in Online Educational Courses -- Paving Way Into Lucrative Continuing Educational Credit Market

Allentown, PA - (NewMediaWire) - March 2, 2020 - American Energy Partners, Inc.(American Energy) (PINK: AEPT), a diversified energy company, announces that Oilfield Basics, a wholly owned subsidiary, is expanding its course catalog. We estimate the catalog to be complete by the end of summer 2020. These courses will add to our current available content library covering Economic Evaluation, Valuation of Mineral Rights, Gas Lift Optimization and other production topics. The course offerings will be geared towards oil and gas production, best practices and cost saving measures as well as professional credit hour certifications.

In addition to industry certifications, courses will count towards Continuing Education Credits with a target market of professional engineers and professional geologists. The target price for these courses will be in line with competitors in the space, with packages of courses to be offered at a discounted rate. As with all economies of scale, we intend to be conscious of our margins as well as the increase in cost as blended services may or may not be added.

Josh Hickman, COO of American Energy Partners, had this to say concerning the expanded catalogue, American Energy sees providing quality, on demand instruction on needed topics in the Energy, Consulting and Legal industries as a critical growth engine for Oilfield Basics. These courses will fill the niche of high-quality lower-cost education specific to these industries.

Derek Krieg, President of Oilfield Basics, additionally stated, Our goal is to make these courses as content-rich as possible -- almost like you are sitting in class with the instructor. Our competitors solutions in this space are often around 80% or more reading. For Gen Zs, that is not acceptable. Videos and interactive content are going to be a critical part of these courses and our ongoing success.

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While nurses need to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN) to work in Nebraska, many hospitals prefer to hire nurses that have at least a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Not only does a BSN improve your resume when applying to nursing positions, but BSN holders earn roughly $30,000 more per year than the average non-BSN RN.

Whether you're an RN looking to continue your education or a new student without any previous nursing experience, Nebraska has plenty of high-quality education options to choose from.

Methodology

This is a panel-reviewed selection based on a number of factors including,

Nurse Panel

Our selection panel includes 4 Registered Nurses with over 55 years of combined nursing experience and 7 nursing degrees.

Because nursing careers take different forms, the top 10 Nebraska nursing schools are ranked in no particular order.

Doane University

Annual Tuition: $13,024 (based on per-credit tuition rate) | NCLEX Pass Rate: N/A

Traditional: No

Online: Yes

Accelerated: No

Bridge: No

For nearly 150 years, Doane University has educated Nebraskans who want to advance their careers. While Doane University doesn't have a traditional nursing program, it does have an RN-BSN option. Available online or at the Grand Island, Lincoln, or Omaha campuses, the RN-BSN program takes several semesters to complete and leads to higher-paying nursing jobs. Students need to have an RN license in Nebraska before applying, but the skills learned help nurses with their careers.

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Annual Tuition: $20,604 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 98.77%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: No

Bridge: No

Based in Lincoln, Bryan College of Health Sciences focuses solely on degrees that lead to healthcare professions. Most degrees offered by Bryan Health College are in nursing, including a traditional BSN with excellent outcomes. Students in the BSN earn more clinical experience hours than students in any other Nebraska BSN, part of the reason graduates do so well on the NCLEX. Other nursing degrees at Bryan Health College include an RN-BSN completion program, a traditional Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN), an RN-MSN, a Ph.D., and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Union College-Nebraska

Annual Tuition: $24,620 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 100%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: No

Bridge: Yes

Union College-Nebraska was founded in 1891 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Despite being a private and religious school, U College "encourages students from all faith backgrounds" to find their calling and develop their skills. Undergraduate students have three BSN options: a traditional BSN, an RN-BSN, and an LPN-BSN. Students can complete some or all of the courses in these programs online. U College also boasts the highest first-time NCLEX pass rates in Nebraska, a fact that could make the high tuition rate worth it.

Creighton University

Annual Tuition: $41,176 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 92.96%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: Yes

Bridge: No

Often considered one of the best private schools in the region, Creighton University comes from a Jesuit-Catholic background. Creighton is home to just under 9,000 students, 98% of whom find a job or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduating. Of course, most BSN graduates will find a position as an RN after completing their degree and passing the NCLEX. Along with a traditional BSN, Creighton offers an accelerated second degree BSN, and an MSN and DNP that can be completed partially online. BSN students can complete a four-year degree in Omaha or Hastings, giving students a little more flexibility than other schools.

Nebraska Methodist College

Annual Tuition: $18,560 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 98.61%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: Yes

Bridge: Yes

With just over 1,000 students, Nebraska Methodist College is one of the smallest schools to offer nursing degrees. NMC offers plenty of degree options for students, including four different BSNs (including a 3-4 year traditional BSN), six different MSN options, five DNP choices, and various certificates. Every undergraduate program is accredited by the CCNE and graduates have performed incredibly well on the NCLEX. Also, NMC is part of the larger Methodist Health System, meaning students can expect to gain experience at a related healthcare facility.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Annual In-State Tuition: $11,776 (based on per-credit tuition rate) | Annual Out-of-State Tuition: $31,680 (based on per-credit tuition rate) | NCLEX Pass Rate: 95.64%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: Yes

Bridge: Yes

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is the only public health sciences college in the state, meaning Nebraska residents can take advantage of a lower in-state tuition rate. Founded as the Omaha Medical College in 1881, UNMC provides Nebraska with roughly half of its dentists, pharmacists, physicians, and BSN-educated nurses. The College of Nursing offers a traditional, accelerated, and RN-BSN option for undergraduate nurses across five campuses and online. The traditional option is available at every campus and offers summers off after the first two years.

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Annual Tuition: $35,442 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 76.47%

Traditional: Yes

Online: No

Accelerated: No

Bridge: No

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private school based in Lincoln and Omaha with Methodist roots. While Nebraska Wesleyan still maintains a close relationship with the Methodist church, nursing students receive a holistic education that doesn't emphasize religion. The main nursing degree -- the traditional BSN -- offers accelerated eight-week courses and requires over 900 clinical hours. Other nursing degree options include an RN-BSN and three different MSN degrees. Nursing students haven't had the highest NCLEX pass rates, but the school has only graduated one BSN class so far and should improve over the coming years.

Clarkson College

Annual Tuition: $17,856 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 96.52%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: No

Bridge: Yes

While Clarkson College has grown over the past 130 years, the school remembers how it began as a small school of nursing. Nursing remains the primary focus at Clarkson College, and nursing students have plenty of options to choose from. The main program, the traditional BSN, has excellent outcomes and students perform well on the NCLEX. After completing the BSN and working for one year, students become eligible to immediately enroll in Clarkson's MSN to further their careers.

College of St. Mary

Annual Tuition: $21,370 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 86.79%

Traditional: Yes

Online: No

Accelerated: Yes

Bridge: No

Another small college with a religious background, College of St. Mary doesn't offer low in-state tuition rates to Nebraska residents. However, College of St. Mary does have an excellent location in the middle of Omaha and near plenty of interesting places to see and things to do. The only nursing program offered by CSM is a traditional BSN. The BSN comes standard as a three-year degree, though students can choose to take four years to complete the program. Along with a strong NCLEX pass rate for students in 2018, CSM also saw 94% of graduates find a position within six months of graduating.

Purdue University Global-Omaha

ADN Program Cost: $36,540 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 75%

Traditional: Yes

Online: Yes

Accelerated: No

Bridge: No

Part of Purdue's extensive global campus, Purdue University Global-Omaha allows students to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing in Omaha. After completing the associate degree and passing the NCLEX, students can then enroll in Purdue Global's online RN-BSN. So, while the process isn't conventional, students can earn a BSN from start to finish through the school. Purdue University Global-Omaha doesn't have the highest NCLEX pass rates, but the program first started graduating nurses with a BSN in 2017. That year, only half of the graduating students passed the NCLEX on their first try, so outcomes are improving.

Keep in mind that colleges and universities reserve the right to change tuition rates at any time. The yearly tuition rates listed here will vary for each student depending on various factors including,

Check with the specific school for current tuition rates.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),

Nebraska's mean wage for registered nurses is lower than the national average of $75,510. However, Nebraska RNs earn a higher mean wage than nurses in South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

The BLS reports that Nebraska has a location quotient of 1.15, meaning it employs more nurses for every 1,000 workers than the national average. Nebraska also employs more RNs than Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Take some time to look over the different nursing school options in Nebraska. After several colleges catch your eye, you should learn more about each college, their nursing school, and their admissions process.

Here are the next steps broken down:

Contact each schools admissions office. The admissions office is in charge of all things admissions. Every school has its own admissions process, so contact each school you're interested in to learn more.

Check to see if you meet the nursing school requirements. In addition to the college's admissions, you need to meet each nursing school's admission standards. Nursing schools usually require a higher GPA, extra courses, and personal essays.

Submit your application(s). After you've found out everything you need to apply to the college and nursing school, the final step is to send in your application! On your application, you'll likely be required to submit:

Every college and nursing school has specific benefits that only it can offer. As a result, no single college or nursing program might stick out to you as the "best" option, and that's alright. Instead of focusing on the best nursing school, try looking at the best nursing school for you.

When comparing schools, consider factors such as:

When a school and/or program has accreditation, it means that the school/program meets the academic standards of a nationally-recognized accrediting body. In Nebraska, make sure any school you apply to is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Also, look for nursing programmatic accreditation.

The two nursing accreditation organizations to look for are

If you earn a degree from an unaccredited school, you may have trouble securing federal financial aid and finding work as a nurse after graduation.

Nebraska is part of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC), meaning an RN license earned in Nebraska easily transfers to most other states, and vice versa. Most RNs -- including all new RNs -- earn a Nebraska license through examination.

To get a license in Nebraska, you'll need to:

Nebraska is arguably one of the best states for nurses in the Midwest. Along with being an affordable place to earn a degree, Nebraska has many colleges that offer a quality education. After earning or completing a BSN program, nurses find work in one of the best employers per capita in the region. As part of the eNLC, these nurses can also easily find work in any other eNLC member state.

References:

BLS

Nebraska Board of Nursing

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MIDLAND, Texas Midland ISD has responded after a picture circulated online, posing a threat to a school known as "MHS".

Concerned parents reached out to Midland ISD after the photo began making the rounds on Snapchat and Instagram.

The picture featured text telling people not to go to school on Monday and stated "Monday will be the day it all begins."

At the very bottom of the text it said "I WILL BE AT MHS."

Midland ISD tells us they are taking this threat seriously. This message was sent to Midland High School parents Sunday night:

Dear MHS Family, we are aware of a threatening message circulating on social media which references an MHS. MISD police are aware of this and investigating. We will have extra officers on campus tomorrow as a precaution. Classes will proceed as normal tomorrow and we look forward to seeing your student at school.

MISD also noted that it was unclear whether the "MHS" referenced was actually Midland High School.

A quick reverse image search via Google did not show any instances of this picture anywhere else online, meaning NewsWest 9 was unable to independently verify where the threat was directed at.

Several parents have reached out to us and noted there was an increased police presence around the Midland High campus.

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Online Education Market: Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape is a must for market participants to withstand the competition in the Online Education market. This helps market participants to develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. In addition, the competitive analysis helps them identify potential benefits and obstacles in the Online Education market. This allows them to monitor how their competitors are implementing different strategies, including pricing, marketing, and sales.

Online Education Market: Drivers and Limitations

The report section explains the various drivers and controls that have shaped the global market. The detailed analysis of many market drivers enables readers to get a clear overview of the market, including the market environment, government policy, product innovation, development and market risks.

The research report also identifies the creative opportunities, challenges, and challenges of the Online Education market. The framework of the information will help the reader identify and plan strategies for the potential. Our obstacles, challenges and market challenges also help readers understand how the company can prevent this.

Online Education Market: Segment Analysis

The report section contains segmentations such as application, product type and end user. These segments help determine which parts of the market will improve over others. This section analysis provides information on the most important aspects of developing certain categories better than others. It helps readers understand strategies to make solid investments. The market for Online Education is segmented according to product type, applications and end users.

Online Education Market: Regional Analysis

This section of the report contains detailed information on the market in different regions. Each region offers a different market size because each state has different government policies and other factors. The regions included in the report are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Information about the different regions helps the reader to better understand the global market.

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1 Introduction of Online Education Market

1.1 Overview of the Market 1.2 Scope of Report 1.3 Assumptions

2 Executive Summary

3 Research Methodology of Verified Market Research

3.1 Data Mining 3.2 Validation 3.3 Primary Interviews 3.4 List of Data Sources

4 Online Education Market Outlook

4.1 Overview 4.2 Market Dynamics 4.2.1 Drivers 4.2.2 Restraints 4.2.3 Opportunities 4.3 Porters Five Force Model 4.4 Value Chain Analysis

5 Online Education Market , By Deployment Model

5.1 Overview

6 Online Education Market , By Solution

6.1 Overview

7 Online Education Market , By Vertical

7.1 Overview

8 Online Education Market , By Geography

8.1 Overview 8.2 North America 8.2.1 U.S. 8.2.2 Canada 8.2.3 Mexico 8.3 Europe 8.3.1 Germany 8.3.2 U.K. 8.3.3 France 8.3.4 Rest of Europe 8.4 Asia Pacific 8.4.1 China 8.4.2 Japan 8.4.3 India 8.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific 8.5 Rest of the World 8.5.1 Latin America 8.5.2 Middle East

9 Online Education Market Competitive Landscape

9.1 Overview 9.2 Company Market Ranking 9.3 Key Development Strategies

10 Company Profiles

10.1.1 Overview 10.1.2 Financial Performance 10.1.3 Product Outlook 10.1.4 Key Developments

11 Appendix

11.1 Related Research

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The report covers complete analysis of the Global Online Education Market on the basis of regional and global level. The report comprises several drivers and restraints of the Global Online Education Market. Likewise, it covers the complete segmentation analysis such as type, application, and region. This report provides Online Education Market key Manufactures, industry chain analysis, competitive insights, and macroeconomic analysis. Global Online Education Market reportprovides the latest forecast market data, industry trends, and technological innovations. The in-depth view of Global Online Education Market industry on the basis of market size, market growth, opportunities, and development plans offered by the report analysis. The forecast information, SWOT analysis, and feasibility study are the energetic aspects studied in this report. Along with that PESTEL analysis is also considered to be another major aspect in the market study.

Top Players Included In This Report: Ambow Education CDEL New Oriental Education and Technology TAL Vedantu iTutorGroup EF Education First Chegg Knewton Tokyo Academics Tata Interactive Systems N2N Services Microsoft Saba Software McGrawHill YY

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For the study of the Online Education Market is very important the past statistics. So, the Global Online Education Market gives the in-depth analysis of the past records along with the predicted future data. One of the most important aspects focused in this study is the regional analysis. Regional breakdown of markets helps in thorough analysis of the market in terms of future predictions, business opportunities and revenue generation potential of the market. For Online Education Market report, the important regions highlighted are Middle East, South America, Asia, North America and Europe. Another important aspect of every market research report is the study of the key players or manufacturers driving the market forward. This study can benefit investors and business owners in many ways. In order to make business predictions and fetch good results, business models, strategies, growth, innovations and every information about manufacturers that can help are studied by it. Making right business decisions is an undeniable measure that needs to be taken for market growth. There are manufacturers, vendors and consumers in every that defines that market. These marketers become the subject to study for every stakeholder and market researcher.

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Types Covered In This Report: Structured Tutoring On-Demand Tutoring

Applications Covered In This Report: Pre-primary School Primary School Middle School High School

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There are basic lessons children need to learn early in life to ensure their safety. Look both ways before crossing the street. Wear seatbelts. Avoid talking to strangers.

Its time to add another to the list: Beware hackers and cyber creeps.

In this era of rapid technological advancement, children need to immerse themselves in technology at a young age in order to start learning the skills they will use throughout their lives.

But they also need to be warned about the risks that accompany all those cool smartphone and computer applications. All too often, that isnt happening.

Elementary school teachers should include these cybersecurity basics in their everyday curricula. At a minimum, every young child should know how to keep their information private, to refrain from responding to strangers and to report anything unusual to an adult. Today, many dont.

Cyberattacks are nothing new, of course. But what is less understood is the extent to which children increasingly are being targeted. About one in four youth in the US will experience identity theft or fraud before they reach the age of 18, according to a 2019 estimate by the consumer credit reporting company Experian. Fraudsters are targeting their clean credit histories and, increasingly, their virtual wallets.

Whats more, about one in five American young people experience unwanted online exposure to sexually explicit material, while one in nine experience online sexual solicitation, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

The latest figures show that 56% of 8-12-year-olds across 29 countries are involved in at least one of the world's major cyber-risks: cyberbullying, video-game addiction, online sexual behaviour or meeting with strangers encountered on the web.

Using the Forum's platform to accelerate its work globally, #DQEveryChild, an initiative to increase the digital intelligence quotient (DQ) of children aged 8-12, has reduced cyber-risk exposure by 15%.

In March 2019, the DQ Global Standards Report 2019 was launched the first attempt to define a global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness across the education and technology sectors.

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Our System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Media, Information and Entertainment has brought together key stakeholders to ensure better digital intelligence for children worldwide. Find our more about DQ Citizenship in our Impact Story.

The main reason hackers and online fraudsters focus on youth is because children have easy access to the internet and smartphone apps and only minimal knowledge of the risks. Nearly half of American children ages three and four use the internet from their home, according to the National Center of Education Statistics.

Voluntary programmes in the US and elsewhere teach cyber literacy in greater depth than most national standards require. They range from cyber summer camps and national competitions to education modules for teachers to use in the classroom. But many are designed primarily for middle school and high school students. In Israel, for example, the Cyber Education Centers Magshimim programme teaches high school students computer programming skills and how to mitigate different types of cyberattacks.

A handful of voluntary programmes provide online safety resources for elementary school students, beginning in kindergarten. Through its National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), the Department of Homeland Security offers free full-year K-12 STEM and cybersecurity courses to teachers and school districts. The Air Force Associations national CyberPatriot education programme offers free teaching modules like security showdown to teach kindergarteners what information is safe to share with strangers online, and publishes childrens books like Sarah the Cyber Hero.

Kids can absorb this information like sponges. In just one day, through its CyberFirst initiative, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre teaches children as young as 11 how to avoid the most common passwords, what information is collected every time they use social media, and how to track down patient zero when a cyberattack hits.

But such programmes, helpful though they are, dont reach millions of primary school students already at risk of becoming cyber victims.

As a cybersecurity expert, I prepare people for worst-case scenarios - and over the years, I have seen many of them materialize. Cyberattacks are todays greatest threats to businesses, governments and societies. Every time technological innovations redefine what is possible, they simultaneously create new, unpredictable and interlinked vulnerabilities.

The combination of technological advances, higher interconnectivity and delays in cyber awareness permits global cyberattacks to spread like contagions. Targets are bigger than ever before and are leaving broader collateral damage.

Cyberattacks are no longer just concerns for companies and governments. Over the summer, a series of attacks on school district systems prompted Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards to declare a statewide emergency.

It doesnt have to be this way. As teachers incorporate more online educational tools into their curricula and parents permit children to play with online apps, they can simultaneously teach students of all ages basic cybersecurity skills and encourage them to become cybersecurity experts themselves. Children can be equipped to protect themselves from cyberthreats automatically, just like they look both ways before crossing the street.

Kids can soak up basic cybersecurity skills as rapidly as they pick up new technologies. We owe it to them to make that possible.

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Everyone wants to be happy.

And the pursuit of it is so fundamental to the human condition that the Founding Fathers put it right up there at the top of the Declaration of Independence as one of our inalienable rights.

But for too many of us in todays fast-paced world, we dont know how to achieve lasting happiness.

Enter Yale professor of psychology Laurie Santos who will be speaking on this very topic at Festival of the Arts Boca on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Her symposium, Psychology and the Good Life, is a one-hour version of the wildly popular Yale course she created two years ago and which has since become a worldwide phenomenon.

Stressed-out student body

In 2016, Santos an expert in human cognition, its origins and the evolutionary biases that influence peoples thinking was named the head of Silliman College, one of 14 undergraduate residential colleges at the university.

When I started living on campus, I saw just how widespread the stress and unhappiness was among students, she said. They were having a very different college experience than what I remembered having.

Research has also confirmed this.

According to national surveys taken around campuses, 40% of students said they were depressed and hopeless, 60% of them felt anxious and 60% said they felt lonely.

To counteract this trend, Santos created a semester-long course called Psychology and the Good Life.

The goal, she said, was to create a positive psychology curriculum that presented students both scientific research and evidence-based, real-world strategies that they could incorporate into their own daily lives.

I wanted to give them behaviors they could put into practice right away, explained Santos.

The class became the most popular in the universitys 300-plus-year history, with 25% of the student body (some 1,200 students) enrolling.

We had to hold it a concert hall, she said.

Santos explained that many of our intuitions about what will make us happy are incorrect.

For instance, research has shown that neither financial wealth nor material acquisitions are good predictors of personal happiness.

"Your circumstances dont determine how happy you are, she said. Your mindset does.

In addition, the self-imposed pressure students put on themselves to get top grades led to them spending untold hours of stress-filled studying and missing out on the joys of college life.

Santos explained to them that they had to rewire their brains in order to adapt the kind of behaviors that would enable them to experience more happiness.

I gave them weekly assignments that were called reWIREments instead of requirements.

Among them:

Write a letter of gratitude.

Perform a daily random act of kindness.

Meditate.

Exercise.

Get at least seven hours of sleep for three nights in a given week.

Reach out to a stranger.

Have more real-world social interactions.

In adopting these new behaviors and trying to turn them into habits, students found that practicing self-care often meant looking outside of themselves.

One of her students told the Washington Post on the the last day of that inaugural 2018 course, I feel different physically and mentally I dont feel so weighted down by things. Its something you have to work on every day ... If I keep using these skills, theyll, over time, help me develop better habits and be happier. I hope theyll stay with me the rest of my life.

As word about the happiness class spread first around campus and then in the national media Santos created an abbreviated version of the course called The Science of Well-Being that she made available at the online education site Coursera.org.

To date, more than 516,000 people worldwide have enrolled in the online course.

She also created a podcast called The Happiness Lab that builds on the information first presented in her university lectures.

Being happy doesnt just happen, Santos said. You have practice the habits that will lead to happiness.

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