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edX: 5 Career Benefits of Competitive Programming

5 Career Benefits of Competitive Programming
2017-03-01 21:51:52

Maxim Buzdalov, one of the authors of the How to Win Coding Competitions: Secrets of Champions course, once took last place in a city-wide computer science competition. He was able to turn his story into a triumph after joining his university’s coding team and becoming an ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) champion! Today, Maxim is an associate professor and chair of computer technologies at ITMO University. Below,... Read More about 5 Career Benefits of Competitive Programming The post 5 Career Benefits of Competitive Programming appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: Coursera Data Science Manager Emily Sands talks with Inside Big Data

2017-03-01 20:56:12

Coursera Conversations is a series of interviews with leaders, scholars, and professionals in today’s hottest fields. Today, we’re sharing an interview with Coursera Data Science Manager Emily Sands, who spoke with Inside Big Data about her background, Coursera’s data science initiatives, and her perspectives on diversity in data science.  insideBIGDATA: Can you tell us about how Coursera […] The post Coursera Data Science Manager Emily Sands talks with Inside Big Data appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Iversity: Effective Learning Videos – Six Different Approaches Explained

2017-03-01 10:56:00

As I explained in previous posts (here, here, and here), a good course is a lot more than just content. But that’s not to say that high-quality content (such as effective learning videos) is not important. In principle, the course content can be delivered through a great variety of formats such as: Video lessons Audio lessons Texts […] The post Effective Learning Videos – Six Different Approaches Explained appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: What Is a Chatbot? by Pamela S. Hogle

What Is a Chatbot? by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-03-01 05:01:00

Chatbots are popping up everywhere—including in eLearning. You can use them to enroll learners, reinforce learning, quiz learners, and even help with onboarding new hires.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Research Spotlight: 2017 Salary Research: Advanced Degrees and Professional Certifications Matter by Sharon Vipond

Research Spotlight: 2017 Salary Research: Advanced Degrees and Professional Certifications Matter by Sharon Vipond
2017-03-01 05:01:00

For more than a decade, the Guild’s salary and compensation reports have been recognized as the industry’s most trusted source of data on eLearning professionals’ salary and compensation. In this article, we take a deeper look at an important topic included in the just-published 2017 report: the relationship between salary, academic degrees, and professional certifications.

 

Khan Academy: Announcing Free LSAT Prep for All

Announcing Free LSAT Prep for All
2017-02-28 23:31:03

We’re proud to announce we’ll soon offer free, personalized LSAT prep for all.Every year, more than 100,000 people take the LSAT, the Law School Admission Test. Many test takers have traditionally paid for test prep, which can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. We’re excited to offer a free LSAT practice program designed to help students with the skills they find challenging so that they can show up on test day ready to rock the LSAT.What’s more, we’re doing this by partnering with the maker of the LSAT, the Law School Admission Council. By working with the maker of the exam, we can help many more people learn the skills they need to do well on the LSAT, in law school, and their careers.We’re honored the Law School Admission Council has chosen to partner with us, and we’re excited to work together to help level the playing field.Today’s announcement continues our tradition of providing free, official practice for standardized exa…

 

Saylor.org: Making Education Affordable: Reducing Textbook Costs, and Increasing College Access, with OER

Making Education Affordable: Reducing Textbook Costs, and Increasing College Access, with OER
2017-02-28 20:18:36

Key Takeaways: State agencies and college administrators can encourage OER adoption, and therefore textbook affordability, by offering support, guidance, and resources for faculty seeking OER. Oregon community colleges use Saylor Academy resources in 29 different courses spanning such subjects as marketing, public speaking, and chemistry. Open Educational Resources, including Saylor Academy OER, have been effective ... Read More ...

 

edX: New MicroMasters® Programs: Gain In-Demand Knowledge to Advance Your Career

New MicroMasters® Programs: Gain In-Demand Knowledge to Advance Your Career
2017-02-28 13:51:26

Today, we are excited to announce 16 new MicroMasters programs from the world’s top universities. With 12 of our prestigious university partners, we are offering new MicroMasters programs across in-demand fields such as business analytics, digital product management, cybersecurity and data science. These programs build on the success of the MicroMasters product launch in September 2016, when edX and 14 international partners debuted 19 programs... Read More about New MicroMasters® Programs: Gain In-Demand Knowledge to Advance Your Career The post New MicroMasters® Programs: Gain In-Demand Knowledge to Advance Your Career appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: 70:20:10 Holistic Knowledge Ecosystems by Dennis L. Thomas and Martha Nawrocki

70:20:10 Holistic Knowledge Ecosystems by Dennis L. Thomas and Martha Nawrocki
2017-02-28 05:01:00

Holistic knowledge ecosystems (HKEs) require a different kind of modeling expertise from that of instructional designers. The former is about faithfully modeling domains of knowledge, while the latter is about translating those domains into creative expressions intended to make learning more effective and engaging. There is a strong connection between HKEs and the 70:20:10 learning principle.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Metafocus: Interview with Maria Johnson of UT Dallas Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training Department by Matt Sparks

Metafocus: Interview with Maria Johnson of UT Dallas Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training Department by Matt Sparks
2017-02-28 05:01:00

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas–Dallas offers a “scientifically based social cognitive training program that uses a motivational virtual-learning platform. Clinicians coach clients through real-life scenarios in a video game–like environment, providing a safe place to practice social interactions in a virtual reality school, home, playground, or coffee shop.”…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Toolkit: Smart Sparrow by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: Smart Sparrow by Joe Ganci
2017-02-28 05:01:00

The main thrust of Smart Sparrow is to allow you to create adaptive learning. If you’re not familiar with adaptive learning, it’s truly personalized learning that adapts itself to the learner’s level and progress. When creating or editing a lesson, you’ll find Smart Sparrow also offers several options to meet your instructional design goals. Join Joe as he walks you through this intriguing tool!

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Hot or Not: How Do MOOCs Fit into Corporate eLearning? by Pamela S. Hogle

Hot or Not: How Do MOOCs Fit into Corporate eLearning? by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-27 05:01:00

MOOCs are evolving and moving into the world of corporate eLearning. Learning Solutions Magazine polled five thought leaders on whether—and how—MOOCs can benefit corporate learners.

 

edX: Start Learning from the Best Today

Start Learning from the Best Today
2017-02-24 18:15:40

Enroll in captivating courses from the world’s top schools. Stand out to potential future employers with courses from MIT, Harvard, Columbia and more on your resume!    Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Harvard University    ETH Zurich    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne    Columbia University    University of Pennsylvania The post Start Learning from the Best Today appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Khan Academy: Khan Academy Announces Roster Integration for Google Classroom

Khan Academy Announces Roster Integration for Google Classroom
2017-02-24 01:19:07

Teachers using Google Classroom can now quickly and easily import their class roster to Khan Academy. Lean more here:Import a roster from Google Classroom now.Let us know what you think in the comments below. And thanks, as always, for using Khan Academy.

 

Coursera: What One of Coursera’s Most Popular Instructors Wishes All Employers Knew About Online Learning

What One of Coursera’s Most Popular Instructors Wishes All Employers Knew About Online Learning
2017-02-23 17:00:03

What’s it like to teach the world’s most popular open online course? We didn’t have to go far to find out. Dr. Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University and the instructor of “Learning How to Learn” on Coursera, the world’s largest open online course. More than a million learners have enrolled […] The post What One of Coursera’s Most Popular Instructors Wishes All Employers Knew About Online Learning appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Learner Story: A statistics teacher takes the initiative to innovate

2017-02-23 16:20:56

Studying on Coursera helped Leah, a teacher and researcher in Israel, find new ways to inspire and connect with her students. Now, she’s working with a friend to promote interest in statistics through a new center for statistical studies. Here’s her story: I used to be bored at my job. I saw no purpose in […] The post Learner Story: A statistics teacher takes the initiative to innovate appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Describe Visual Elements to Enhance eLearning Usability by Pamela S. Hogle

Describe Visual Elements to Enhance eLearning Usability by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-23 05:01:00

Describing the visuals in eLearning makes that content accessible to all learners, including those with limited vision. It might also improve comprehension and boost literacy skills.

 

edX: Cursos en español en edX

Cursos en español en edX
2017-02-22 16:35:03

Sumérgete en un curso en español. Desde la química orgánica hasta los derechos de las personas refugiadas, puedes explorar un nuevo tema de interés en edX con nuestra amplia selección de cursos en español. ¡Empieza a aprender hoy! Hemos preparado una lista de cursos ofrecidos en edX por algunas de las universidades y organismos internacionales más importantes del mundo. ¡Son todos gratuitos y completamente online!... Read More about Cursos en español en edX The post Cursos en español en edX appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Iversity: Greyscale Learning or “How We Are Different”

2017-02-22 11:55:49

I am often asked: “So, how are you different?” For a long time, I didn’t find that question easy to answer. There are, of course, many online learning platforms out there, each offering different courses. But from the outside it is difficult to tell them apart. So my answer would usually evolve into a short […] The post Greyscale Learning or “How We Are Different” appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: The eLearning Guild Releases 2017 eLearning Salary & Compensation Report by Kat Gore

The eLearning Guild Releases 2017 eLearning Salary & Compensation Report by Kat Gore
2017-02-22 05:01:00

This annual report presents findings from The eLearning Guild’s salary survey, complete with new features and resources including updated data on global and US salaries, new sections such as an analysis of employee benefits, and an upgraded version of the online salary calculator.