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Liverpool work with

Kaplan on online



Liverpool University has selected Kaplan

Open Learning (KOL) as its partner to

create and deliver postgraduate taught

programmes to a global student

audience through online learning.

KOL was chosen as the preferred online

course provider by the University after a

competitive bidding process.

Maintaining academic excellence and a

high quality educational experience for

students were primary concerns for the

University in new partner selection.

Professor Gavin Brown, pro vice

chancellor for Education at the University

of Liverpool, said: "As the University of

Liverpool works towards its goal of

becoming a world top 100 institution,

online education will continue to be a

priority. The University of Liverpool is a

pioneer in online education and we are

proud of what we have accomplished so


Digital skills gap



With the pace of digital development

rapidly accelerating, many organisations

are currently considering how they can

address digital skills shortages.

The Open University's 2019 Bridging the

Digital Divide report highlights the extent

of digital skills gaps and the impact they

are having on organisations and their


Currently, nine in 10 (88%) organisations

admit they have a shortage of digital

skills, which is already having a

significant negative impact on

productivity, efficiency and


The report attempts to identify some

solutions that can help organisations to

build strategies for coping with the

unpredictable and shifting needs of the

digital economy. Many organisations are

starting to see the benefits of lifelong

learning when it comes to digital skills.

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