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A global survey of learning habits by publisher Pearson suggests that many learners are poised to take education into their own hands.

The Global Learner Survey, published today, found 81 percent of learners worldwide think education will become more “do-it-yourself” in the future, with people supplementing their formal education with self-teaching, short courses and online learning.

More than 11,000 people from 19 countries ranging from age 16 to 70 participated in the survey.

“Now more than ever, learners understand the need for lifelong education,” said John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, in a press release. “People are meeting the demands for this new world of work by taking control of their own learning.”