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edX: Community Feature: edXers Share What International Women’s Day Means to Them

2020-03-08 13:00:07

Experience is a great teacher, and everyone has lessons to offer in this regard. That’s why each time we interview people across edX HQ for our edX Insider series, we try to gather a unique point of view from that person’s specific experience. Lessons we’ve learned span across career advice, tips for returning to work, team-building, and learning styles. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re... Read More about Community Feature: edXers Share What International Women’s Day Means to Them The post Community Feature: edXers Share What International Women’s Day Means to Them appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Hybrid Jobs: A 4-Minute Primer on Fast-Growing, Lucrative Career Paths

Hybrid Jobs: A 4-Minute Primer on Fast-Growing, Lucrative Career Paths
2020-03-06 18:19:52

Jobs are mutating to be unexpected, hybrid combinations of skills that Burning Glass Technologies call “the secret of career success in the digital world ahead.” According to their Hybrid Job Economy report, hybrid roles are growing at twice the rate of the overall job market, and are 20-40% higher-paying than their more traditional counterparts. In fact, often, the introduction of a single skill can increase... Read More about Hybrid Jobs: A 4-Minute Primer on Fast-Growing, Lucrative Career Paths The post Hybrid Jobs: A 4-Minute Primer on Fast-Growing, Lucrative Career Paths appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Khan Academy: Remote learning with Khan Academy during school closures

Remote learning with Khan Academy during school closures
2020-03-05 17:32:59

Resources for schools, teachers, and parentsHello teachers and parents,We know many schools and families are making plans to be prepared should there be a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in their community. We understand that many folks want to better understand their options for learning at home. We’ve created resources, and are hosting webinars, to help you get the most out of Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents.Students can learn and practice skills with our personalized, mastery-based learning system. Instructional videos help students learn or review material, and our exercises, quizzes, and tests give students the opportunity to practice and master skills. • Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math kindergarten through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. • Students practice skills with exercises, quizzes, and…

 

edX: This MIT Program is Building the Next Generation of Finance Leaders

2020-03-04 16:10:09

When asked what the hot topic in finance will be in 2020, Paul Mende, senior lecturer in the Finance Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, says “risk.” “Financial markets and the global economy are facing increasing challenges beyond the realm of traditional forecasting and decision-making,” Mende said. The challenges of modern global markets and increased opportunity for finance innovation is part of what... Read More about This MIT Program is Building the Next Generation of Finance Leaders The post This MIT Program is Building the Next Generation of Finance Leaders appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Starting A New Career On The Right Foot With A Professional Certificate Program: Meet Maureen

2020-03-03 15:03:11

What program did you take on edX, and what were your goals in taking it?   Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity Professional Certificate program from TUMx. Although I have a background in engineering, I was starting a new career in performance excellence (continuous improvement of processes and reduction of waste). I wanted to learn the concepts and tools to succeed and... Read More about Starting A New Career On The Right Foot With A Professional Certificate Program: Meet Maureen The post Starting A New Career On The Right Foot With A Professional Certificate Program: Meet Maureen appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: Melting Glaciers: Effects on the Environment, Humans, and Biodiversity

2020-03-03 14:00:00

Recently, the temperature in the Arctic appears to have hit a new continental high, close to 70 degrees. That’s leading to continued melting of glaciers in the Arctic and around the world. But how will that impact the world’s ecosystems? Dr. David Hik is an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science as well as […] The post Melting Glaciers: Effects on the Environment, Humans, and Biodiversity appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Making Time for Innovation: Meet Stephanie

2020-03-02 23:00:31

What does it take to innovate? Some things that may pop in your head probably include: thinking outside of the status quo, bright minds, making room for mistakes and learning from them. But what often gets overlooked is perhaps the most obvious answer — time. That’s one of the lessons we learned from our chat with Stephanie, CMO of edX, in this edition of edX... Read More about Making Time for Innovation: Meet Stephanie The post Making Time for Innovation: Meet Stephanie appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Khan Academy: Khan Academy Kids adds new first-grade lessons

Khan Academy Kids adds new first-grade lessons
2020-03-02 17:04:49

Khan Academy Kids, our award-winning educational app for children ages two to seven, now includes new first-grade lessons. We’ve added thousands of interactive activities, lessons, and books: - More than 5,700 activities aligned with first-grade English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Common Core Standards - More than 80 animated instructional videos featuring the animated characters of Khan Academy Kids 59 new books:- Nonfiction science books from National Geographic and Bellwether Media- Original fiction stories for early readers- Books covering social-emotional topics and featuring compelling new characters like Caterpillar, who showcases patience and self-confidence, and Seahorse, who learns to be brave and face his fears to help his friend Jellyfish The goal of Khan Academy Kids is to help young learners everywhere learn to read, thrive in a classroom, count, be creative, ask questions, and—above all—build a love of learning. When we launched Khan A…

 

edX: It’s No Longer Business as Usual: 10 Courses for the Future of Business

It’s No Longer Business as Usual: 10 Courses for the Future of Business
2020-02-28 16:52:47

In a rapidly evolving world, workplaces are changing in ways that affect every aspect of conducting business. From how products are designed to how decisions are made, businesses are becoming more complex and data-driven than ever. This shift is bound to influence everything between your human resources department to information technology. The good news? This change means new emerging opportunities to innovate and find competitive... Read More about It’s No Longer Business as Usual: 10 Courses for the Future of Business The post It’s No Longer Business as Usual: 10 Courses for the Future of Business appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Your Next Step in Business Isn’t a New Job Title, It’s a New Lens

2020-02-26 23:23:55

Business classes and degrees traditionally rely on theories developed for a products-based economy and are built in discrete units of accounting, marketing, finance, and so on. Meanwhile, the economy has drastically changed. “We’re in a time of profound economic change. And in fact we believe that the economic change today is as big as the economic change a century ago with the rise of giant... Read More about Your Next Step in Business Isn’t a New Job Title, It’s a New Lens The post Your Next Step in Business Isn’t a New Job Title, It’s a New Lens appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Programa en ciencia de datos del Tec de Monterrey

Programa en ciencia de datos del Tec de Monterrey
2020-02-24 00:20:39

Jesús Aguilar González, M.C. Profesor en las áreas de Sistemas de Información Empresarial y Visualización de Datos en los Departamentos de Ingeniería Industrial y Computación del Tec de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey,  comparte la importancia del Programa de Certificación Profesional en Ciencia de Datos ofrecida por el Tecnológico de Monterrey en edX.  ¿A quién va dirigida la especialidad en Ciencia de Datos creada por el Tecnológico... Read More about Programa en ciencia de datos del Tec de Monterrey The post Programa en ciencia de datos del Tec de Monterrey appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: The Boston Globe To Offer Job Interviews To MicroMasters® Program Completers

2020-02-20 15:01:09

We are excited to announce the latest company that is collaborating with edX to offer job interviews for MicroMasters®  program completers. To source candidates with data, digital, and strategic skill sets, Boston Globe Media Partners (BGMP) is offering job interviews for select MicroMasters program certificate holders for key roles with its The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and STAT brands. The Boston Globe will grant interviews to... Read More about The Boston Globe To Offer Job Interviews To MicroMasters® Program Completers The post The Boston Globe To Offer Job Interviews To MicroMasters® Program Completers appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Purdue Engineering Graduate Degrees Top 2020 National Online Program Rankings

2020-02-20 13:35:34

Online master’s programs continue to become increasingly popular, for their accessibility, flexibility, affordability, and more. In the same way that students look to resources like rankings to help direct on-campus decisions, online program rankings can help to signal schools and programs that offer the academic rigor, quality, and impact that matches your goals. The 2020 Best Online Programs Rankings from U.S. News & World Report,... Read More about Purdue Engineering Graduate Degrees Top 2020 National Online Program Rankings The post Purdue Engineering Graduate Degrees Top 2020 National Online Program Rankings appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: Supporting the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak through online education

Supporting the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak through online education
2020-02-20 01:00:00

Thomas A. Finholt, Dean, School of Information, University of Michigan Jeff Maggioncalda, Chief Executive Officer of Coursera Coursera, the University of Michigan School of Information, and the Center for Academic Innovation are responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak by offering students in China three of our most popular data science Specializations essentially free for students […] The post Supporting the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak through online education appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Grit, Google, and Gratitude: Meet Nimisha

2020-02-19 13:47:19

A recurring theme in the field of computer science seems to be the rate at which new capabilities are discovered means that it’s never too late to start learning. This rang true in Nimisha’s story, edX’s Chief Architect, who shared her best advice for those new to (or in her case, returning to) web development in this edition of edX Insider. How has your educational... Read More about Grit, Google, and Gratitude: Meet Nimisha The post Grit, Google, and Gratitude: Meet Nimisha appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: When it “Clicked”: A Penn MCIT Online Student Shares How He Went From No Computer Science Background to Coding Video Games in 3 Months

When it “Clicked”: A Penn MCIT Online Student Shares How He Went From No Computer Science Background to Coding Video Games in 3 Months
2020-02-18 21:26:45

Working full time for the U.S. State Department, Aleks Jarcev has mastered time management while earning his degree online. Aleks Jarcev grew up spending endless hours playing computer games and even attempting to build them. Now, after three months in the MCIT Online program from the University of Pennsylvania, he is coding video games on […] The post When it “Clicked”: A Penn MCIT Online Student Shares How He Went From No Computer Science Background to Coding Video Games in 3 Months appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Khan Academy: Seven books we love about black history and how to learn more about it

Seven books we love about black history and how to learn more about it
2020-02-18 18:17:29

At Khan Academy we love to learn. As a learning organization, we often share book recommendations with one another. In honor of Black History Month, we asked our coworkers to share their favorite books by black authors that focus on the history of African Americans. Read on for seven recommended books as well as links to Khan Academy videos and articles where you can learn more about the historical events covered in each book.Middle-grade fiction The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis Ten-year-old Kenny lives with his family in Michigan. His teenage brother Byron gets into too much trouble, so his family heads south to visit their grandmother in Alabama. Grandma is the one person who can get Byron into shape. It’s 1963, and they are in town when Grandma’s church is blown up.Recommended by Leah (content team)Learn more on Khan Academy about life in the South in the postwar era and how a resistance to desegregation resulted in anger and vio…

 

edX: Beyond the Buzzword: Experts Share 3 Predictions for AI in the Next Decade

2020-02-18 04:05:07

LinkedIn named artificial intelligence (AI) specialist the #1 emerging job in the U.S. for 2020. The field has been called “the new electricity.” But the transformational impact of electricity took time, and completely new ways of thinking, to achieve. While experts agree that AI will be a game changer, when and how remain open questions. So what is artificial intelligence poised to deliver? What role... Read More about Beyond the Buzzword: Experts Share 3 Predictions for AI in the Next Decade The post Beyond the Buzzword: Experts Share 3 Predictions for AI in the Next Decade appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Cursos en ciencia de datos

Cursos en ciencia de datos
2020-02-15 13:54:48

Los datos están en todas partes y su impacto en todas las industrias solo continuará aumentando. En el mundo actual basado en datos, las habilidades en la ciencia de datos son ahora una parte esencial de las herramientas de los profesionales. Comienza a aprender sobre ciencia de datos con estos cursos en línea: Introducción a la Ciencia de Datos y el Big Data TecdeMonterreyX (El curso... Read More about Cursos en ciencia de datos The post Cursos en ciencia de datos appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: How Alexander advanced his IT career with a Professional Certificate

How Alexander advanced his IT career with a Professional Certificate
2020-02-14 21:39:53

My journey with information technology growing up in Sierra Leone I grew up in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, at a time when computers were a luxury and largely inaccessible. I got lucky when I was eleven and was able to use the computer for the first time when my mother was assigned a work […] The post How Alexander advanced his IT career with a Professional Certificate appeared first on Coursera Blog.