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The Dos and Don’ts of Obtaining Venture Capital

This is a guest blog from RWTH Aachen University’s Introduction to Venture Capital course. In this free 6-week course, Professor Malte Brettel and several industry experts share their knowledge on how venture capital works and provide helpful advice to all founders and entrepreneurs looking for funding through venture capital. Approaching a venture capitalist might seem like a scary thing to do, especially if you have...

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Go Beyond Groundhog Day – Learn Science and Philosophy

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. So, is it really an early spring? Every year, on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow in the early morning hours as thousands watch in suspense to see if he will see his shadow. Legend goes, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather in the U.S. If he doesn’t...

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02 Feb 2016
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Learn About Jazz and Enjoy a Live Concert

This is a guest blog from Hamilton College’s Jazz: The Music, the Stories, the Players course team.  A MOOC and a Live Stream Concert The latest MOOC to be offered by Hamilton College will be led by Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Music Performance.  Jazz: The Music, the Stories, the Players, is designed for all levels of experience and...

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29 Jan 2016
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What’s Happening with Planet Earth?

This is a guest blog post from Chalmers University of Technology’s Sensing Planet Earth – From Core To Outer Space and Sensing Planet Earth – Water and Ice course instructor.  Do you want to know more about the current state of planet Earth? Did you follow the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris last year? Join us in our upcoming MOOCS, Sensing Planet Earth – From Core to...

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28 Jan 2016
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Learn Entrepreneurship From The Beatles

This is a guest blog post from Berklee’s Creativity and Entrepreneurship lead instructor.  Most programs designed to teach entrepreneurship follow a basic formula: spend a semester writing a business plan, learn the basics of marketing and finance, bury your head in spreadsheets, pull together a PowerPoint, and then pitch your idea to a biannual business plan contest. And if you’re lucky enough to win some capital, see...

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25 Jan 2016
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Business, Language and Engineering. Courses Starting Soon on edX!

 Learn something new with edX Learn a new language, how to pitch to a venture capitalist, or understand the different notes and chords of a song. With over 85 global partners, edX courses offer high-quality education from the world’s leading universities. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge or develop a new skill, edX has the course for you. Check out our courses and enroll today!

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22 Jan 2016
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Employability: How to Maximize Your Career Success

This is a guest blog post from the University of Queenland’s Unlocking Your Employability course lead and project manager of UQ’s Student Employability Strategy. Employability is one of the ‘buzzwords’ of the moment – most people have heard the term, but they may not know what it really means. If you Google ‘employability,’ you’ll probably find lots of different definitions and certainly loads of sites with information on...

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21 Jan 2016
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Algorithms, Machine Learning and Applications for Data Science

Did you know that being a data scientist is ranked as the top career in America?  Learn more about Data Science from Columbia University’s Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics course team.  So much depends on algorithms, the recipe-like instructions that underlie modern car engines, navigation tools, music streaming services and so much else. Professors at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute will explain and explore the fundamental role...

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Data Scientist: The Number One Job In America

Glassdoor recently reported that the number one job in America was a data scientist. Read on to learn more about this in-demand job and the importance of data science. Explore our courses in data science and advance your career today!  What is Data Science? You may be surprised to learn just how much data science informs your everyday life. Amazon recommendations, marketing campaigns, Uber, Siri, price comparison...

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20 Jan 2016
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The Man Behind the MOOC: A New IHI-HarvardX Online Course on Quality Improvement in Health Care

This post originally ran on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement blog and is written by the course instructor for Harvard’s Practical Improvement Science in Health Care: A Roadmap for Getting Results which starts today, January 20th!  The first thing I have to say is that I didn’t come up with the title for this blog post. I would never choose something so self-promotional, but my editor on the course, Mike...

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20 Jan 2016

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