Global Trends 2020

Reflections

We have covered our 12 trends and 36 values for 2020. Our sectoral experts from around the world now discuss their reflections of our trends for 2020, for brands, business and society. Read on to hear how retailers can stop personalisation becoming too creepy, the challenges around joint responsibility for our fragile planet, the complex demands on the state, and much more.

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