Coursera has released its latest Global Skills Index 2020 report, which includes learning trends from 60 countries around the world Argentina is the top rated country in Latin America in the technology sector.
The corona virus crisis has presented major technological challenges to economies around the world. With increasing unemployment, the acceptance of technologies increases, but not everyone in the region has successfully mastered this challenge.
In this sense, Mexico was the worst positioned country on the global online higher education platform Coursera. with the last place in the table with 3% in the technology area.
The index developed by the online platform measures three basic areas for the Global Skills report: These are the areas of business, technology and data science.
Argentina leads the Latin America region with the 41st place in the ranking with a percentage of 32%. for a global sample of 60 countries with a universe of 65 million students living in Coursera’s various online courses.
A step backwards in the technology sector is Brazil with 31 percent, Costa Rica with 43 percent, Chile with 44 percent, followed by the Dominican Republic (45), Venezuela (46), Colombia (51) and Guatemala (52). Peru (53), Ecuador (56) and Mexico (58) in that order.
The following generally applies to the three areas measured by Coursera: The Latin America region is one of the last positions in the categories defined in the study.
The poor performance of regional students living on the online higher education platform in the three areas measured by Coursera, It was mainly due to the language barrier, Since the 4,500 courses offered, only 500 are in Spanish, as Jeff Maggioncalda told the newspaper El Tiempo.
“Although it depends on each nation, many of them do not have bilingualism as a priority and most of the courses we offer are in English, only 500 of the 4,500 that we offer are in Spanish.”
To support this, the CEO of Coursera pointed out that the case that Costa Rica is among the top positions in the ranking is due to its priority of establishing two languages for its population, and “this is reflected in his Power”. .
More skills, better stock performance
The report highlights that the industries with the most qualified talent, particularly in terms of technological skills, They see higher stock profitability and less disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Over the past three months, the correlation between an industry’s competency and its US stock performance has been 40%. In other words, companies with higher competency have seen it. COVID-19’s assessment is less worrying,” the report said .
The report also concludes that digital skills are also crucial to help companies respond to the crisis in the short term and drive transformation in the long term.
Blockchain technology as a key area in business
The report covers three areas with six competencies and covers the above key competencies in the areas of business, technology and data science.
Within the core of the business, blockchain technology capabilities were measured for students attending finance courses.
In this case, Coursera concludes that “CFOs, entrepreneurs, and product managers are currently the most committed to blockchain capabilities.”
In the report, Switzerland and Russia were rated as leaders in the three most important measurement areas of the study with a maximum possible score of 100 percent.