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Coursera: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Conversation with Dr. Anees Chagpar

2017-10-18 19:31:26

Dr. Anees Chagpar teaches Introduction to Breast Cancer on Coursera. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, and the Assistant Director for Global Oncology at Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a breast surgical oncologist who participates in investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials, as well as translational […] The post Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Conversation with Dr. Anees Chagpar appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: How Employers Will Fill the Data Science Talent Gap

2017-10-18 16:33:20

All of a sudden, data is everywhere. “Data science is booming simply because the rate of data collection is outstripping our ability to train people to analyze it,” Johns Hopkins professor Brian Caffo says. Many companies are eager to harness new data streams to inform business decisions. But how can we collect, analyze, and understand all […] The post How Employers Will Fill the Data Science Talent Gap appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career

New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career
2017-10-17 20:39:07

By Shobita Thomas, Product Manager As we’ve talked with our learners about their career goals over the past few years, we’ve noticed a theme. Many of you say that you know where you want to go in your career, but aren’t sure what you need to learn to get there; or that you’ve taken one […] The post New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Coursera Teams Up with Google to Bridge the IT Experience Gap

2017-10-12 16:00:46

By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera Today, it’s estimated that there are more than half a million IT support positions open in the U.S. That demand is set to grow as the digital skills gap widens by 12 percent between 2014 and 2024. Many of these open roles don’t require a college degree, but they […] The post Coursera Teams Up with Google to Bridge the IT Experience Gap appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: For the Love of Statistics: A Conversation with Hadley Wickham

For the Love of Statistics: A Conversation with Hadley Wickham
2017-09-29 23:17:37

Dr. Hadley Wickham is the Chief Scientist at RStudio and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at University of Auckland, Stanford and Rice University. Hadley developed famous statistical analysis software packages for R (programming language) and co-wrote the book “R for Data Science.” He joined us at our headquarters in Mountain View to talk about the […] The post For the Love of Statistics: A Conversation with Hadley Wickham appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Recap: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work

Recap: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work
2017-09-28 22:25:02

Coursera for Business partnered with ATD, Association for Talent Development, to host the webcast: “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work”. The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will be key to business […] The post Recap: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Webcast: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work

Webcast: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work
2017-09-26 04:32:43

Coursera for Business has partnered with ATD, Association for Talent Development on an upcoming webcast: “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work“, on Wednesday, September 27 at 10 am PST as part of ATD’s Career Week. The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this […] The post Webcast: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: The Journey of a Software Engineer

2017-09-22 15:10:03

Denis took more than 20 courses on Coursera. It helped him power up his CV to immigrate to Germany, grow professionally, and give his family a better quality of life. Here is his story: I went to school in Brazil, and I am currently a Software Engineer with 12+ years of experience with software development. […] The post The Journey of a Software Engineer appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Meet the Courserians: Emily Glassberg Sands, “the importance of analytical creativity”

Meet the Courserians: Emily Glassberg Sands, “the importance of analytical creativity”
2017-09-21 00:00:23

As part of the Meet the Courserians blog series, we caught up with Emily Glassberg Sands, Director of Data Science at Coursera. Emily co-founded and is an active leader within Coursera’s Women Employee Resource Group, and contributed to the Coursera blog on the topics of female role models in STEM and diversity in the data […] The post Meet the Courserians: Emily Glassberg Sands, “the importance of analytical creativity” appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: AI is the New Electricity for Business & Society

2017-09-20 15:09:36

Artificial Intelligence is no longer a fictional concept, and with every passing day, is becoming part of our day-to-day functioning – be it in the form of virtual personal assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant or chatbots which we use while shopping online. All the economic value of AI today is created through supervised learning […] The post AI is the New Electricity for Business & Society appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Was that real or VR? Learn how to make virtual reality lifelike from top researchers

2017-09-20 00:16:56

Virtual Reality has the potential to change how we shop, learn in school, and get treated in the hospital. Businesses are hunting for people who understand how to design technology and experiences for this new medium. Starting today, we’re excited to make it possible for anyone to become leaders in applying VR to enhance everything […] The post Was that real or VR? Learn how to make virtual reality lifelike from top researchers appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Let’s Call ‘Soft’ Skills What They Really Are: Power Skills

2017-09-19 17:14:15

By Lila Ibrahim I’ve been working in the tech industry for 25 years, and I’ve noticed a trend recently that leaves me scratching my head: We seem to value technical skills much more than the core people skills that actually make people effective at work. While technical competence and expertise are certainly important, I like […] The post Let’s Call ‘Soft’ Skills What They Really Are: Power Skills appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Fresh Picks for Fall: 16 New Courses and Specializations Launching on Coursera

2017-09-13 19:27:20

Start fresh this season with new career-relevant content added to the Coursera catalog, including courses and Specializations in areas like software design and architecture, deep learning, and innovation management. Every course is taught by leading instructors from the world’s top universities and leading global companies; Specializations are designed to build your mastery of a particular […] The post Fresh Picks for Fall: 16 New Courses and Specializations Launching on Coursera appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Rethinking Education for 21st Century Careers

2017-09-13 16:01:39

by Lauren Cuzzaniti, Business Development at  Coursera College can be an incredibly valuable experience. At its best, college is a place that teaches you to work well with others, challenges you to think critically, and gives you the skills you need to embark on a career.  Unfortunately, not all college graduates have that experience.   And […] The post Rethinking Education for 21st Century Careers appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: #LearnActImpact: Building skills and empathy to support assault victims

2017-09-05 17:17:14

By taking courses on Coursera, Chris was able to improve his ability to support victims as a certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. Here’s Chris’ story: I’m currently living in the United Kingdom, finishing up an Executive MBA and serving in the United States Air Force. I also volunteer with the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention […] The post #LearnActImpact: Building skills and empathy to support assault victims appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Positively Gritty: A Conversation with Dr. Angela Duckworth

2017-09-05 16:37:46

Dr. Angela Duckworth is Founder and CEO of Character Lab and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She co-teaches the Positive Psychology: Character, Grit, and Research Methods course, part of the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization on Coursera. In 2013, she did a popular TED Talk that touched upon […] The post Positively Gritty: A Conversation with Dr. Angela Duckworth appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Meet the Courserians: Janani Subramanian, “in pursuit of truth”

Meet the Courserians: Janani Subramanian, “in pursuit of truth”
2017-09-01 18:24:00

As part of the Meet the Courserians blog series, we caught up with Janani Subramanian, Product Manager at Coursera. Before her role as a PM, Janani studied neuroscience and spent two and a half years on the Coursera Teaching and Learning team. What initially sparked your interested in neuroscience? Two influential books: The Selfish Gene […] The post Meet the Courserians: Janani Subramanian, “in pursuit of truth” appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Coursera for Refugees Learners

Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Coursera for Refugees Learners
2017-08-31 22:31:17

By Leila Makarechi, Head of Government Partnerships, Coursera This August, Coursera for Refugees learners met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Kiron Open Higher Education, a Coursera for Refugees partner, in Berlin. At the Kiron-hosted event, five refugee learners shared personal their experiences being newcomers to Europe with Chancellor Merkel, a small group of German […] The post Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Coursera for Refugees Learners appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Corporate Training and Upskilling Trends in Europe

Corporate Training and Upskilling Trends in Europe
2017-08-30 15:00:15

By Stephanie Durand, Head of EMEA at Coursera As Coursera now works with over 25 companies across industries and markets in Europe, including a quarter of the 27 million overall learners and over 40 of our university partners, we wanted to pause and reflect on the trends we are seeing in the region when it […] The post Corporate Training and Upskilling Trends in Europe appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: The ABCs of Child Rearing: A Conversation with Professor Alan Kazdin

2017-08-28 17:05:01

Alan Kazdin, PhD, ABPP, is Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and teaches the new course, Everyday Parenting: the ABCs of Child Rearing, on Coursera. We got the chance to chat with Professor Kazdin about his course and parenting today. What are some emerging trends among today’s generation of parents? There […] The post The ABCs of Child Rearing: A Conversation with Professor Alan Kazdin appeared first on Coursera Blog.