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Justine Goulart

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Ruby On Rails: One of the Most In Demand Programming Languages of 2016

Ruby on Rails is picking up speed in 2016. When Ruby on Rails, a web application framework written in the Ruby programming language, was first released as open source back in July 2004, it stumbled to rise in the rankings as one of the top programming languages. But in 2006, Apple announced that it would be shipping Ruby on Rails with their Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard”...

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19 May 2016
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edX Learner Accepted Into Microsoft Student Partner Program

When we first heard from Ali Heikal, he was completing high school and looking forward to studying Computer Science – and study he has! He got back in touch to let us know that he’s since taken more edX courses, and was accepted into the Microsoft Student Partner program! Microsoft Student Partners are student technology leaders who are empowered to build Microsoft communities on their campus and share their...

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13 May 2016
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Knowledge is My Superpower: edX and X-Men Join Forces

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with 20th Century Fox to offer our learners a chance to win an exclusive X-Men experience as part of the edX X-Men: Apocalypse sweepstakes. One lucky learner will be awarded the Grand Prize, which includes a trip for two to New York City for an experience with Hollywood special effects artists to transform you into...

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10 May 2016
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edX Celebrates 4 Years!

Four years later and edX learners have accomplished so much.  In 2012, edX began with a strong passion and commitment to our mission to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. As we celebrate edX’s 4th birthday, we look back on all that our edX learners have accomplished and feel so incredibly proud. Take a look below to see how far edX and our learners have come in four short...

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25 Apr 2016
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4 Interactions You Encounter at Work and What They Really Mean

This is a guest blog post from Catalyst’s Inclusive Leadership Training: Leading with Effective Communication course team.  Recent research has suggested that people—both women and men—speak about 16,000 words each day. The average knowledge worker spends 28% of the workweek dedicated to emails—writing, reading, or responding to them. Cell phone users send or receive an average of 41.5 text messages per day and make or receive...

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19 Apr 2016
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5 Steps for Developing Your Career Plan

This is a guest post from Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management at MIT Sloan School of Management and one of the professors teaching Shaping the Future of Work.  Are you unsure about what career you’d like to pursue, about what you’d be good at doing, or what you have to do to realize your dreams for the future? If these questions are on your mind, you are not alone. Most young...

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16 Apr 2016
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The Future of the Internet of Things

This is a guest blog post from MIT Professional Education’s Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World course instructor, Professor Sanjay Sarma. What if every car, dishwasher, and light switch was connected to the internet? There are already about 10 billion connected things – and that number will increase exponentially in the coming years. The Internet of Things (IoT) – a network of objects that...

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12 Apr 2016
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Como Mejorar Sus Finanzas Personales

Millones de familias en el mundo viven en medio de serias dificultades económicas, no porque estén desempleados, sino porque a pesar de tener ingresos suficientes no logran estabilizar sus finanzas personales. En ese sentido, muchos de los problemas de las finanzas no obedecen a problemas de compra compulsiva y adicción a las deudas, sino a los impulsos irracionales de compra de productos que no son...

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How to Transform Workers’ Campaign Rage into Better Jobs and Wages

This post originally ran on The Conversation and is written by Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management at MIT Sloan School of Management and one of the professors teaching Shaping the Future of Work.  The presidential campaigns deserve some credit for finally voicing some of the deep frustrations and anger felt by American workers who have lived for decades in an economy that works for those at the top but not for them and...

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30 Mar 2016
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Improve Quality Levels in your Business Processes

This is a guest blog post from the IIMB’s Introduction to Operations Management course team.  What do you think when you hear the term ‘operations management’? Do you see production shop floors, hospitals, hotels and airports? In reality, operations management (OM) is the core of any manufacturing and service organization – big or small. OM is the back bone of industries like automobile, petro-chemicals, garments,...

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