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Justine Goulart

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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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Opening Up Rome’s Architecture

Today marks the Ides of March. This day not only signifies a particular day on the Roman calendar, but it is also the day Julius Caesar was assassinated, igniting a turning point in Roman history with the transition of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar infamously warns us to “beware the Ides of March.” This Ides of March learn more about the remarkable city of Rome, its history, culture and architecture in The Meaning of Rome:...

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Q&A With Professor Lauren Duncan

Edit: The AMA is live! Join now and ask your questions! This Tuesday, March 15, ask your questions of Professor Lauren Duncan, who is teaching the upcoming course Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World. (Check back here for the link when live!) Professor Lauren Duncan studies political psychology and gender; she has been engaged with this scholarship for over 25 years. She is particularly interested...

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14 Mar 2016
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Dante’s Divine Comedy: Learning in the Margins  

This is a guest blog post from Georgetown University’s The Divine Comedy: Dante’s Journey to Freedom, Part 1 course team.  If you ask the Internet, medieval literature is best known for its seemingly absurd illustrations. Knight fighting a snail? Check. Monkeys defending a castle from a skulk of foxes? Check. Take blogger Mallory Ortberg over at The Toast. Ortberg offers the compelling case that these illustrations...

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11 Mar 2016