February 21, 2024

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New Digital Program for Youth in Australia and New Zealand

An Australian children’s charity has launched a new high-quality digital intelligence educational and teaching program for students aged 11-14 across Australia and New Zealand. The program, called eSmart Digital Licence+, is an interactive eLearning platform that helps students develop important social and emotional skills needed to navigate the online world. The same digital skills program will be replicated in a third country in South East Asia, yet to be announced.

While one partner, an Irish-based multinational professional services company, aims to bring their Next Gen Strategy to teenagers around the world, starting from Australia, the DQ Institute identified the Foundation’s Digital Licence+, part of eSmart suite, as the best fit to enhance the digital literacy of teenagers aligned with the strategy.

With the support of the professional services company, the Foundation upgraded its existing Digital Licence with digital literacy assessments based on the DQ Global Standard, powered by the DQ Institute. This standard forms the foundation from which all digital skill capacity building programs can be designed, ensuring a common measurement framework across such programs. Additionally, the use of the DQ Global Standard ensures that a common language surrounding Digital Intelligence (DQ) is used to link, compare, and aggregate data related to each program’s impact.

The measured results from the Foundation’s exciting new eSmart Digital Licence+ will be integrated within the DQ Index under development by the DQ Institute, which will enable the measurement of program impact by leveraging data from other countries to benchmark national results.

The eSmart Digital Licence+ is one of the key digital literacy programs that the DQ Institute has supported and aligned to the DQ Global Standard, demonstrating the versatility and applicability of the standards to any digital skills program.

The CEO of the children’s charity stated that the partnership is critical because it helps support a global set of Digital Intelligence standards. She noted that the support from the professional services company and DQ Institute will enable the charity to bridge the digital divide which contributes to inequity in education and limits future opportunities for so many children. The ground-breaking partnership will ensure the next generation will be able to be part of the global economy, she added.

The Founder of the DQ Institute stated that this tripartite partnership demonstrates how like-minded international partners can work together and bring high-quality digital literacy education programs to students. Powered by the DQ Global Standard, eSmart Digital Licence+ is a leading Digital Intelligence program with impact tracking based on the global benchmark.

Recent research shows that the global eLearning industry has, since its birth, grown by 900% globally. Since its inception, the online learning market fact suggests that by 2025 to hit the $325 billion mark with over two decades. As of 2020, mobile e-learning had grown by $38 billion. From 2017 to 2022, there is an expected upward trajectory of $6 billion.

With the investiture into scheduled learning, the self-paced online market will likely decline to $33.5billion in 2021. This is despite the American Government having purchased self-paced products worth $2.59b in 2019. Augmented and Virtual Reality improvements in Edutainment or gamification are paving the way for virtual classes. It was projected to have $300 million in revenue in 2020.

Moreover, microlearning (a small-sized model of e-learning) in 2018 accounted for 60.7% of e-learning. At least 60% of internet users have indulged in online learning. This is because they can comfortably do it in the comfort of their time and place.

Further, 80% of companies and 50% of institutional students have used an e-learning platform. E-learning takes 40% to 60% lesser time for employees and students than conventional learning. The majority of companies are shifting to e-learning. Around 42% of the institutions have experienced a rise in revenue as some costs, such as travel costs, have been significantly cut.

E-learning enhances the learners’ retention rate to 25% to 60% retention, unlike while having one-on-one tutoring, which has a retention rate of 8% to 10%. This is because one can quickly revisit what they learned, and they tend to have more control over the process. 28% of companies conduct their compliance training through online training. Finally, there would be an 18% increase in employee engagement if corporations went the online learning way.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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