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MIT pilots full-credit online residential course

This post originally ran on MIT News. Campus students report more flexibility, reduced stress in taking an online version of a popular MIT course. Last fall, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and MIT Office of Digital Learning piloted a full-credit online course for a small cohort of residential students. The popular 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) was offered as 6.S064, leveraging an existing massive...

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How to Succeed with Psychology – 5 Tips from the Experts

Every day we live and work with other people, interacting with them to achieve our goals. You might be at work, and need a colleague to help you with a project. Maybe you want to ask your boss for a raise. Or maybe you are at home and want someone in your family to do something for you. How can you maximise your chances of...

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09 Jun 2017
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5 Ways to Communicate Effectively at Work

There are thousands of books and websites that will tell you how to format a report, write a cover letter, or design a slide presentation. But, do you know how to communicate in a way that goes beyond the standard advice? Here are a few tips to put you on the path to being a thoughtful communicator on the job. Consider your audience. Many writers...

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08 Jun 2017
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Six Sigma and Lean: 3 Secrets for Success

Today, we continuously rediscover the power of Six Sigma and Lean in almost every industry, from service industries to software development; mass production to mass customization; and multi-national companies to small and medium enterprises. What are the secrets of Six Sigma and Lean that make their application as effective today as they were over 30 years ago? The roots of Six Sigma come from the statistical...

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Why You Need to Add Digital Marketing Skills to Your Resume

There’s no doubt about it, technology has changed the way we communicate and receive information. And because of this change, businesses have had to adapt how they communicate and build relationships with their customers. Consumers are in information overload and now look to the Internet, email or mobile phones to receive information about their favorite brands and companies. As a result, over the past few...

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24 May 2017
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Front-End Web Developer: One of Today’s Hottest Jobs

Build and enhance critical professional skills in one of the best technology jobs with W3C’s Professional Certificate program.  The Web is everywhere: from your favorite connected device (mobile phone, pad, etc.) to your future connected car and home. The Web is also changing the landscape in healthcare, financial and government services, as well as commerce, arts and education! As such, the Web design and development...

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23 May 2017
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Data Scientists: What They Do and How to Become One

Data is everywhere. Now that new, emerging technologies have advanced our ability to accumulate data, companies of all sizes, across all industries, are collecting massive amounts of data. In many ways, that’s the easy part. The hard part is actually manipulating and making sense of all that data. Organizations need someone to analyze it in order to help make better, data-driven decisions. Queue the data scientist!...

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03 May 2017
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Learn Software Development the Right Way

Software development is a career of the future. While technological advancement and automation are sweeping across industries, rendering many jobs redundant, the software development industry continues to grow at unparalleled rates; all this new technology and automation runs on software. New tech companies are cropping up all the time, old tech companies are growing, and companies in every other sector need software developers to develop...

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18 Apr 2017
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HTML + JavaScript + CSS = Employment

This is a guest blog post from Microsoft’s Introduction to HTML and JavaScript course team.  You may have heard somewhere along your career path that web development is a hot area where your career can really take off and earn you more than you ever thought before. You may have also read articles that cite large average salaries of $87,000 USD. Even the US Department of Labor projects that...

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Robots Are Changing The World

We’ve all encountered robots in one form or another. You may have taken a ride on a driverless airport shuttle or watched a vacuum cleaner chase dust bunnies in your living room. And yet the field of robotics has potential far beyond these day-to-day conveniences. Indeed, the faculty at Penn Engineering believe that robots can help us tackle some of the massive challenges that we...

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06 Apr 2017