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4 Courses That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, Inspired by Abraham Lincoln

Are leaders made or born? In a survey administered by the The Center for Creative Leadership, C-level executives from companies across 53 countries were asked this question. Below are the results: About 53% of top executives think leaders are made About 19% think leaders are born Just over 25% think leaders are both, born and made. With many believing that leaders are in fact made, it presents the question, can...

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17 Feb 2017
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3 Personal Finance Courses to Improve Your Life

Let Warren Buffett Inspire You to Take Control of Your Finances Today We all want to succeed in life, whether it be academically, romantically, professionally or all of the above. And, our finances are integral to success in all areas of life. However, according to the S&P Global FinLit Survey, only 33 percent of adults worldwide are financially literate. This leaves out about 3.5 billion adults globally,...

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26 Oct 2016
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Christina Fong: Using An edX Certificate To Strengthen My Resume

Christina Fong, a 24 year old student from Canada recently shared with us how the course Digital Branding and Engagement from CurtinX helped her learn a new skill and makes her resume shine. I was looking for free online courses related to public relations and business and, thankfully, found edX.  I was quite intrigued by the content and knew I made the right choice when I enrolled in Digital Branding and Engagement.   I enrolled in the Digital...

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30 Jun 2016
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Paul Hundal: Earning 100 edX Certificates!

Paul Hundal, a 59-year-old lawyer from Vancouver, reached out to us recently to share his achievement of earning 100 edX certificates and how taking edX courses helped him not only develop professionally as a lawyer, but also fulfilled his desire for lifelong learning. I have always been a lifelong learner and an information junkie. As the internet developed, it was a great source of information....

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24 Jun 2016
Vina: Using edX To Teach Students
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Vina Fitriani: Using edX courses as a Teacher

Vina Fitriani, a 36-year-old high school teacher from Indonesia reached out to share how edX courses helped her become a better learner, teacher and deliver knowledge to her students.  I teach several subjects (Math, Biology, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship). Entrepreneurship is a kind of an extracurricular that is taught after school. It’s a new thing for me and for Indonesian schools, meaning if it’s working,...

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17 Jun 2016
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Sleep: The Under-Rated Factor

“So many executives bragged about how little sleep they need, wearing their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. Now, it’s changing.” – Arianna Huffington  In order to be a successful learner, it is important to live a healthy life. Often, we associate healthiness with exercising daily or dieting. But, we may be overlooking one of the most important elements of health: sleep. Regardless of whether...

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09 Jun 2016
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5 Signs You Need a Career Change

The year is 1994. Jeff Bezos, the youngest-ever vice president at Wall Street Investment Banker D.E. Shaw & Co, takes a chance, makes a career change, travels 2,800 miles from NYC to Seattle and puts everything on the line to turn a passion for e-commerce retailing into a reality. The rest… is Amazon.com. How do people like Jeff Bezos find their passion and drive? How can someone...

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12 May 2016
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Rachel Ahn: My Trip to Kyoto University

Kyoto University previously announced a competition for learners in their Evolution of the Human Sociality: A Quest for the Origin of Our Social Behavior course, wherein learners were asked to submit a research proposal as a coursework assignment. Two winners were selected, and won an all expense paid trip to Kyoto University. Rachel Ahn was one of the winners. During the summer before my final...

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06 May 2016
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What You Can Do To Save Our Planet

On April 22, 1970, thousands of colleges and universities across America organized protests against the deterioration of the environment, marking the first-ever Earth Day.  More than 20 million Americans marched through the streets & parks, in order to fight against environmental problems –  oil spills, polluting factories, toxic dumps, and more Nearly a half a century later, we still find ourselves facing many of the same...

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22 Apr 2016