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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
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MIT Cybersecurity Course: Equipping Professionals with Real-World Career Relevant Knowledge

Hear What Alumni from MIT’s Latest Cybersecurity Course Have to Say Cybersecurity professionals know how important it is to stay on top of the latest technologies to protect against cybersecurity attacks. Many have given serious thought to the idea of taking an online course to gain new skills and knowledge, but questioned whether it would actually pay off. But positive feedback from MIT Professional Education’s...

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3 Things Every Businessperson Should Know About Chinese Culture

This is a guest post from Professor Roland Boer, instructor of Mao To Now: On Chinese Marxism. It’s no secret that China has emerged as one of the most important markets in the world to understand. No matter which sector you work in, due to the unrelenting spread of globalisation, it is highly likely that you will be doing business in or with what is expected to become...

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06 Mar 2017
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5 Career Benefits of Competitive Programming

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,...

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01 Mar 2017
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6 Development Courses to Help You Transform the World

In 2015, countries from all over the world adopted a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nation’s Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda set forth 17 “Global Goals” as a plan of action for our world to end poverty and hunger, protect our planet and ensure prosperity for all. Below is a snapshot of the 17 goals. The UN’s...

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12 Jan 2017
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The Future is Artificial Intelligence

In 2016, major companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft signaled loud and clear where the tech world is headed: Artificial Intelligence. Referred to as AI, tech companies are scrambling to translate it into consumer products and services such as virtual reality and smart home systems, but other industries such as health care, manufacturing, and transportation are also poised for transformation. One of the...

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05 Jan 2017
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Year in Review: edX in 2016

What a year 2016 has been for edX and our learners! In just the span of one year, we: Launched MicroMasters programs, a new credential to help advance careers or accelerate a Master’s degree Welcomed many new partners Added over 500 courses Celebrated our 4th birthday Welcomed nearly 4 million new learners to edX! all while continuing our mission to increase access to high-quality education and...

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29 Dec 2016
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Entrepreneurship and Business Management MicroMasters Programs to Advance Your Career

Why study business? Aside from business being the most popular field of study worldwide, particularly at the graduate level, gaining foundational business skills gives you the opportunity to advance your career in a variety of different companies and industries and in a variety of different roles, from accounting and finance, to marketing and advertising. Also, salary expectations for those with a business degree rank the third...

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28 Dec 2016