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Coursera: 5 Great Places to Live as a Data Scientist

2017-02-14 18:00:17

The Data Buzz series brings you a regular roundup of what’s trending in data science. The demand for data scientists is growing in nearly every field worldwide. While San Francisco remains a mecca for tech jobs, data-driven corporations are setting up shop around the globe. Whether you want to work in an established research facility […] The post 5 Great Places to Live as a Data Scientist appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: 5 great places to live as a data scientist

2017-02-14 18:00:17

The Data Buzz series brings you a regular roundup of what’s trending in data science. The demand for data scientists is growing in nearly every field worldwide. While San Francisco remains a mecca for tech jobs, data-driven corporations are setting up shop around the globe. Whether you want to work in an established research facility […] The post 5 great places to live as a data scientist appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: 12 Courses Learners Love

12 Courses Learners Love
2017-02-14 16:10:03

Celebrate Your Love for Learning  Today, we celebrate love of all types, including the love of learning. Hearing from our learners inspires us everyday, especially when they share their favorite courses. Check out these 12 courses learners love. 1. The Science of Happiness – UCBerkeleyX (Self-Paced) Learner rating: 4.5/5           2. World of Wine: From Grape to Glass – AdelaideX (Self-Paced) Learner rating:... Read More about 12 Courses Learners Love The post 12 Courses Learners Love appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Marc My Words: Using Training to Support Performance Support by Marc Rosenberg

Marc My Words: Using Training to Support Performance Support by Marc Rosenberg
2017-02-14 05:01:00

We have often heard it said that performance support can be used instead of training. But that doesn’t mean the two are at odds with each other. Here are six scenarios where training might be helpful in fostering performance support adoption and use.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: The Keys to Engaging Virtual Classroom Training? Planning, Design—and Channeling Oprah by Pamela S. Hogle

The Keys to Engaging Virtual Classroom Training? Planning, Design—and Channeling Oprah by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-14 05:01:00

Being a great presenter is only the beginning of what an instructor needs to engage learners online. The ability to build rapport with an audience you can’t see is essential.

 

edX: Reddit AMA with Video Game Design Industry Leaders—February 15th, 2017

Reddit AMA with Video Game Design Industry Leaders—February 15th, 2017
2017-02-13 18:23:52

Many want to become a game designer but don’t know what it really means. What skills do you need, and what job opportunities are there in the industry? In the Video Game Design XSeries, those questions and more will be answered by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Game Design and Development faculty and the director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The... Read More about Reddit AMA with Video Game Design Industry Leaders—February 15th, 2017 The post Reddit AMA with Video Game Design Industry Leaders—February 15th, 2017 appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Developing an On-Demand eLearning Solution: Upskilling the UK School Workforce by Mark Griffiths

Developing an On-Demand eLearning Solution: Upskilling the UK School Workforce by Mark Griffiths
2017-02-13 05:01:00

Many organizations are challenged to bring individuals up to speed quickly in order to fill critical roles. Education is no different. In the UK in recent years, the loss of teaching staff has created a need for temporary staff, but many are deficient in key skills and knowledge. Here’s how the challenge is being met—and much of it is entirely relevant to all kinds of organizations and vocations.

 

Coursera: The Birth of an Iceberg

2017-02-10 11:00:46

Since launching Coursera for Business in August, corporate leaders have turned to Coursera to address their workforce development needs at scale. We’re excited to extend employee access to the world’s best learning experience to small businesses with the launch of our newest version of Coursera for Business, catered to the needs of small and medium-sized […] The post The Birth of an Iceberg appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Important Changes to Our Diploma Pathways

2017-02-09 21:53:52

We are in the process of re-tooling our diploma pathways program. Specifically, we are changing terminology to eliminate “diploma” and “major” and “minor”. Until we are ready to unveil the re-vamped information, our page at www.saylor.org/diplomas will redirect visitors to this blog post. Here is the most important thing to note: this program is not ... Read More ...

 

edX: Daniel: Using Online Courses to Develop New Skills for his Career and to Explore New Subjects

2017-02-09 15:00:50

Daniel, 29, a digital marketing professional in Los Angeles, shares how edX is helping him to  gain new skills to improve his career and explore a variety of interests on his own time. I started taking classes on edX  for two different reasons – partially to fulfill my own interests and to take courses in topics that I’ve always found to be exciting and partially... Read More about Daniel: Using Online Courses to Develop New Skills for his Career and to Explore New Subjects The post Daniel: Using Online Courses to Develop New Skills for his Career and to Explore New Subjects appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Turning MOOC Cons into Pros: Using MOOCs for Recruitment in Higher Education by Kevin Engler

Turning MOOC Cons into Pros: Using MOOCs for Recruitment in Higher Education by Kevin Engler
2017-02-09 05:01:00

MOOCs have developed rather negative connotations as a learning delivery platform: high attrition rate, middling rigor, heterogeneous student cohorts with widely varying skill levels and backgrounds, insufficient recognition of learning value, and an unsustainable “free” business model. Using a MOOC as a recruitment tool, not just a content delivery system, flips these MOOC “cons” to “pros.”…

 

edX: Leading Global Social Change: Human Rights and International Law

Leading Global Social Change: Human Rights and International Law
2017-02-08 20:42:51

The global challenges facing the world today have the potential to affect all of us in some way, whether it be poverty, inequality, immigration laws or climate change. At the core of many of these challenges are human rights: the rights inherent to all individuals regardless of where they are from, what they look like or what they believe. No matter your profession, human rights... Read More about Leading Global Social Change: Human Rights and International Law The post Leading Global Social Change: Human Rights and International Law appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Iversity: Effective Online Learning Covers All Steps of Bloom’s Taxonomy

2017-02-08 11:16:59

In previous posts, I talked about learning as a process, the elements of the learning process, and our formula for online student engagement. Particularly student engagement (or the lack thereof) as measured by completion rates is often seen as key metric. And to some extent this makes sense. If you are disengaged you won’t learn. […] The post Effective Online Learning Covers All Steps of Bloom’s Taxonomy appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Designing Game-Based Learning to Enhance Employee Work Life by Leonor Urena

Designing Game-Based Learning to Enhance Employee Work Life by Leonor Urena
2017-02-08 05:01:00

Development teams often struggle to meet the demands placed upon them. They may become demotivated and unproductive. What they need is time to work on the factors that produce these symptoms. How can you help them with this? Well-designed games! Read about this approach here.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Jhana Offers Targeted Coaching for First-Level Managers—via eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle

Jhana Offers Targeted Coaching for First-Level Managers—via eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-08 05:01:00

Much content and coaching for managers tilts toward executives and corporate leaders. Jhana focuses on a different market: first-level managers. The company targets coaching and problem-solving advice to team leaders, whom they see as “linchpins” of the organization.

 

Coursera: Learner Story: From film, to architecture, to Python programming

2017-02-08 00:42:38

Krystal had tried her hand at everything from film design to architecture – but it wasn’t until she took a programming course on Coursera that she discovered her true professional passion. Now, she’s back in school studying computer science, and has connected with a new community of peers through internships, workshops, and conferences. Here’s her […] The post Learner Story: From film, to architecture, to Python programming appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Top 4 FAQ about the MicroMasters Credential

Top 4 FAQ about the MicroMasters Credential
2017-02-07 20:10:12

Did you hear the news? This past September, we created a new online MicroMasters credential. We launched with 14 global university partners to create a series of graduate level courses to advance careers in the most in-demand fields. Offered in subjects ranging from artificial intelligence (from ColumbiaX) to cybersecurity (from RITx), business management (from IIMBx) and more, MicroMasters courses are created by esteemed edX university... Read More about Top 4 FAQ about the MicroMasters Credential The post Top 4 FAQ about the MicroMasters Credential appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: 5 Data Science Books You Should Read in 2017

2017-02-07 18:00:21

The Data Buzz series brings you a regular roundup of what’s trending in data science. As data-driven technologies are more and more integrated into everyday life, knowledge of data science is becoming increasingly valuable. Here are five books to boost your data literacy – whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned expert. 1. […] The post 5 Data Science Books You Should Read in 2017 appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: A Year of Innovative Activities to Market a New Training Team by Lori Pitts

A Year of Innovative Activities to Market a New Training Team by Lori Pitts
2017-02-07 05:01:00

Does senior leadership in your organization think of you and your training colleagues as a strategic advantage? If not, then you may be missing out on opportunities. This case study highlights how a newly formed training department met the challenges when sales training at Pacific Life Insurance Company merged with teams in the performance and knowledge services department.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Nuts and Bolts: The Best Lessons Learned in Instructional Design by Jane Bozarth

Nuts and Bolts: The Best Lessons Learned in Instructional Design by Jane Bozarth
2017-02-07 05:01:00

Over the last 15 years, eLearning has evolved, from Authorware to PowerPoint to the proprietary tools and interactive, experiential, and social formats that we have today. The good news is that, while tools have come and gone and possibilities have expanded beyond imagining, some things haven’t changed. Jane summarizes the best of the lessons we’ve learned since the early 2000s.