2019 Global Learning Landscape

An open source taxonomy for the future of education. Mapping the learning and talent innovation landscape.

 

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Knowledge

K

1

B2B, B2C

Management

Em

6

B2B

Pre K

Pk

11

B2C

MOOC

Mo

16

B2C, B2B2C

XR, AR, VR

X

21

B2C, B2B2C

Language Lrn

L

26

B2C

Teacher

Tr

31

P2P, B2C

Assessment

A

36

B2B, B2B2C

Workforce

Wp

41

B2B

UpSkilling

Us

46

B2C, P2P

Op Research

Or

2

P2P, B2C

Learning Env

Le

7

B2B

School

S

12

B2C

Prop Online

Pr

17

B2C, B2B2C

Robotics

Ro

22

B2C, B2B2C

Language Test

Lt

27

B2C

Study Notes

Sn

32

B2C, P2P

Portfolio

Po

37

B2C, B2B2C

Talent Acq

T

42

B2B

Internships

It

47

B2C, B2B2C

Curriculum

Cu

3

B2B

Class Tech

Ct

8

B2B

Vocational

V

13

B2C

OPM

Op

18

B2B

Voice & Chat

Ai

23

B2C, B2B2C

Discovery

Di

28

B2B2C, B2C

After School

As

33

B2C, P2P

Credentialing

C

38

B2B2C, B2C

Development

Cd

43

B2B2C

Apprenticeship

At

48

B2C, B2B2C

Ed Resources

Er

4

B2B, B2C

Admissions

Ad

9

B2B

Alternate

Al

14

B2C

Bootcamp 2.0

Bc

19

B2C, B2B2C

Games & Sim

Ga

24

B2C, B2B2C

Intl Schools

Is

29

B2C

Tutoring

Tu

34

P2P, B2C

Career

Cp

39

B2C, B2B

Performance

Pm

44

B2B

Gigs

Gi

49

P2P, B2B2C

Q&A

Qa

5

P2P

Finance

Fi

10

B2C

University

U

15

B2C

Apps

Ap

20

B2C, P2P

STEM/Coding

St

25

B2C, B2B2C

Intl Study

In

30

B2C, B2B2C

Test Prep

Tp

35

B2C

Verification

Sv

40

B2B2C, B2C

Wellness

Wl

45

B2B, B2B2C

Mentoring

Mn

50

P2P

Global Giants

Gg

51

B2B, B2C

Investors

I

52

B2B

Accelerators

Ac

53

B2B

Events

Ev

54

B2C, B2B

Awards

Aw

55

B2B, B2C


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About the Learning Landscape

The 2019 Global Learning Landscape is an open source taxonomy for mapping innovation in learning and talent. Combining machine learning with a global community of experts, we analyzed over 50,000 organizations, 500,000 apps and considered the 3 million schools, colleges and universities around the world. Using the classical top-down / bottom-up design methodology, the 2019 Global Learning Landscape was built around 50 core clusters along a learning journey. From knowledge and curriculum to engagement, assessment, workforce and talent, the Global Learning Landscape is inspired by design thinking, following the learner from early childhood to lifelong learning.

Licenced under Creative Commons and as an open source project, the taxonomy is available for anyone to support their own work in education innovation, to identify an area of focus, or to locate their organization and their peers on the landscape.

A global community of educators and innovators can track and contribute to the taxonomy’s ongoing development. Following an agile approach, suggestions, ideas and iterations on enhancements will be open and available on GitHub, which provides a robust 21st Century way of sharing and curating the taxonomy, where anyone can contribute, share ideas or transparently trace each step of the landscape's evolution. Join us on GitHub to keep updating the Global Learning Landscape.


Methodology

The Global Learning Landscape embraces two classical approaches to analysis and design. Top Down / Bottom Up and Human Intuition / Machine Intelligence.


Who we are

HolonIQ is a globally unique education market intelligence firm. Our mission is to connect the world with the technology, skills and capital to transform education through access to the most comprehensive education innovation dataset, intelligence tools and global network of people and ideas.

We help companies, institutions, governments and investors power growth and innovation by connecting billions of data points about education startups, technologies, deal flow, schools, universities, jobs, skills, research and patents and apply machine learning to analyze, evaluate and identify patterns, generating insights that help clients make data-driven decisions and answer strategic questions.

With billions of data-points connected in just a few short months, we have already helped governments, institutions, companies and entrepreneurs in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia answer strategic questions about market trends, growth strategies, investment focus, business performance and benchmarking.


Holon (ὅλον)

In systems theory, a Holon (ὅλον) is an evolving and self-organizing system. Each holon has integrity and identity on its own, but is simultaneously part of a larger system. We consider education to be an holonic system, where holons (learners, teachers, academics, schools, startups, universities, national systems) are simultaneously autonomous and co-operative.

Holonic systems are complex systems, efficient in the use of resources, highly resilient to disturbances yet adaptable to change, preserving the stability of a hierarchy while provid­ing the dynamic flexibility of an adaptive system.

This is how we think about innovation in education. Not top-down, technology-led but rather innovating from within the system - constantly learning, cooperating and adapting. Enabled and empowered with new models that the network evolves and organizes around, maintaining a constant focus on the learner.


Why we did this

Education is a complex sector, combining important social, economic, cultural, intellectual and personal factors and operating at global, national, local and personal levels. However, information and data about education and the innovation that is occuring throughout the system is fragmented and anchored in its local environment, making cooperation across contexts difficult, thus hindering material innovation in the sector.

We have been building, investing and mapping innovation in education for decades and have had the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs, educators, institutions and governments globally. One of the constant themes arising from our engagements and conversations with each of these stakeholders is the difficulty in accessing, understanding and learning from innovations undertaken elsewhere.

The Global Learning Landscape provides common structure and language for identifying, tracking and making sense of the complexity and volume of innovation happening in education all around the world by providing a well-defined, robust, accessible and community enabled taxonomy.

Using a common framework will support the discovery of, and access to innovation initiatives, provide opportunities for collaboration and benchmarking, reduce barriers to innovation and allow analysis and trend mapping within or across innovation clusters. Licenced under Creative Commons and as an open source project, the taxonomy is available for anyone to support their own work in education innovation. The global community can track and contribute to the taxonomy’s ongoing development via GitHub.


Knowledge Discovery


Open Research


Curriculum


Educational Resources


Peer to Peer Q&A Platforms


Education Management Platforms


Learning Environments


Classroom Technology


Admissions Platforms


Finance


Pre K


School


Vocational


Alternate Schools


University


MOOC


Proprietary Online


Online Program Managers


Bootcamp 2.0


Apps


XR. Mixed, Augmented and Virtual Reality


Robotics


Voice, Chat and Wearables


Games and Simulation


STEM & Coding


Language Learning


Language Testing


Discovery


International Schools


International Study


Teacher Resources


Study Notes & Homework


After School Tutoring


Tutoring


Test Preparation


Assessment


Portfolio


Credentialing


Career Planning


Skills Verification


Workforce Planning


Talent Acquisition


Capability Development


Performance Management


Wellness


Up Skilling


Internships


Apprenticeships


Gigs


Mentoring


Global Giants


Investors


Accelerators & Incubators


Events


Awards & Rankings