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There’s a revolution underway in how and what to teach, and even how to learn.

The upside? Emerging opportunities for educational providers to grow their businesses with curated learning experiences that harness technology and ensure learners feel valued.

Forces driving the foundational shifts

Falling enrollment

North American and EU higher-ed enrollment is falling as demographics shift. In some countries, more women than men are completing higher ed.

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Cost & ROI barriers

Cost and ROI barriers are key factors in declining enrollments. One poll shows American confidence in higher ed is down.

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Reskilling in high demand

High demand for reskilling and reeducation is led by work’s changing nature. The World Economic Forum says 54% of employees will need reskilling by 2030.

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Evolving technology

Evolving technology is changing the ways instruction, learning and testing are conducted—and it’s lowering historic barriers.

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Education gatecrashers

Non-education players are launching learning programs and developing new technologies, assessments and certification programs.

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Mental health focus

Schools and employers are on the front lines of mental health and wellness discussions—and scrambling to provide programs.

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Emerging opportunities

Hyper-individualized learning

New hyper-individualized learning tech lets you tailor education and training to users’ needs, abilities and skill levels.

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Soft skills revolution

The revolution in training people and automated systems in soft skills is driving a shift from STEM.

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DIY education

DIY education allows learners to explore new paths to education—and novel approaches to certifying their efforts.

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The segments we serve

Education providers

Cognizant gives learning institutions domain knowledge and digital expertise to improve student access, experiences and success. And address enrollments and fixed costs.

Education publishers

Cognizant helps top education publishers be digital-first leaders. Leverage our services to boost profitability and de-risk platform, product and program investments.

Testing and assessment providers

Drive new experiences. Cognizant’s leading design thinking and digital engineering services build platforms for assessment authoring, delivering, proctoring and reporting.


We partner with top providers to develop teaching and learning experiences. Our work ranges from blended and personalized learning models to adaptive learning.

Targeted solutions

Education publishing

Stand out in the marketplace with multidevice learning experiences via platform development, content migration and accessibility.

Software product engineering

Tackle your toughest challenges, from global websites to complex applications with seamless student journeys and innovative, interactive dashboards.

Legacy modernization

Ready your system for the future with support for greenfield Salesforce implementations, consolidation, and legacy-to-Salesforce CRM migration.

Infrastructure services and cloud engineering

Gain real business value with services that range from ServiceNow and ServiceDesk activities for daily operations to legacy transformation—all with minimal operational disruption.

Data analytics and insights

Activate data at scale—and accelerate your education value chain. Convert information into business decisions and intelligent models that automate, predict and improve business outcomes.

Generative AI

Partner with our gen AI experts to leverage LLMs for hyper-personalized learning experiences and improved operational efficiencies.

Deliver standout digital learning solutions with AWS

Partner with AWS and Cognizant to take your learning platform to the next level.

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Anurag Sinha

Market Leader for Communications, Media & Entertainment, and Technology

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