Global Trends 2020

Trends


1. The Crisis of the Elites

2. The Rise and Rise of Tradition

3. The Optimism Divide

4. The Battle for Attention

5. The Search for Simplicity and Control

6. A Healthier World?

7. Generation Strains

8. Uncertainty is the New Normal

U.S. Universities accepting Duolingo English Test

With the suspension of traditional English proficiency tests in countries most affected by the coronavirus, a wave of US institutions are now accepting the results of the Duolingo English Test, either as stand-alone proof or as a supplement to other measures of English-language proficiency.

Source: https://thepienews.com/news/us-more-heis-accepting-the-duolingo-english-test-amid-uncertainty/

 

Zoom introduces new virtual background feature

As more people are using video conferencing software due to having to work from home, Zoom have introduced a series of playful backgrounds they allow people to pretend they are anywhere else.

Source: https://mashable.com/article/zoom-background-change-coronavirus-meetings/?europe=true