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What it Takes to Reimagine Remote Work

Even before COVID-19, distributed and remote work has been on the rise. According to a 2020 Gartner survey, 74% of CFOs plan to shift at least 5% of their previously on-site employees to ongoing remote positions, even after the pandemic has subsided. A new Professional Certificate program from UBCx arms learners with human-centered design skills and tools to transform their work-at-home experience for the better,...

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05 Aug 2020
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New Course From HBS Professors Explores How to Build Scalable Businesses in Africa

edX and professors from Harvard Business School (HBS) have just launched an exciting new Executive Education course for those looking to start or expand their businesses in Africa. Taught by HBS professors Tarun Khanna, Caroline Elkins, and Karim Lakhani, participants will learn how Africa-specific trends impact the opportunities and challenges in undertaking entrepreneurship ventures on the continent. AfricaLive! Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies examines the nuances...

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05 Aug 2020
NYU Introduction to Databases
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Meet the Instructor: A Passion for Databases & Exploring Career Paths

When Aspen Olmsted began college in Buffalo, NY in the 1980s, he was an economics major. While working part-time for the Buffalo Philharmonic he was introduced to the power of programming and databases and quickly added a minor in computer science. “The Buffalo Philharmonic bought a client server system with a database behind it to do their ticketing and fundraising. I was just a part-time...

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31 Jul 2020
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Building a Customer-Centric Culture: Meet Van

In this learner story, Van, country head of HR at a company in the pharmaceutical industry, shares her experience as a graduate student in the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Online Master of Leadership in Service Innovation program, a cutting-edge business graduate degree focused on organizational leadership, innovation, and customer experience. How was your experience learning online? I find the program beneficial because it provides students...

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27 Jul 2020
Learner story: Arjun, USA
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An Online Learning Tradition From High School Through College: Meet Arjun

Arjun has been taking online courses on edX since 8th grade. It’s become a tradition to take a new course every summer. Now that he’s in college, Arjun uses online courses to explore career paths and continue to learn more about topics he’s interested in—most recently, how contract law affects our understanding of racial dynamics in America. What edX course or program did you take...

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13 Jul 2020
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Why Learn to Code Now? And How? We Asked 7 Experts

Intrigued by coding and computer science, but don’t know where to start? We turned to seven industry and academic experts in fields from cybersecurity to cloud computing to learn how code-curious learners can begin exploring skills and career paths and why now is a great time to get into coding. Explore coding courses and programs taught by faculty featured in this post and more. Why...

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10 Jul 2020
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The Experience Economy in a Pandemic: Q&A With a Business School Professor

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, David Solnet advocated that business leaders adopt a new mindset to build innovative, resilient companies. Now, he argues the opportunity for transformation has never been more clear. “Never in our lifetimes have we seen a global pandemic like this. As incredible as this pandemic is, this is now a golden opportunity for companies and firms and individuals to transform themselves,” Solnet...

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09 Jul 2020
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From Beer to Books, Seize This Season to Learn Something New

Droves of people have turned to online learning, many for the first time, while home during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many are looking for ways to grow or change careers, build future-resilient skills, and invest in their academic future, many others are simply looking to learn for fun. In our recent survey exploring how the pandemic is changing the way that Americans think about their...

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01 Jul 2020
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Make Soft Skills Your Superpower

Soft skills are frequently overlooked as fluffy, nice-to-haves. In reality, soft skills in areas like communication, collaboration, and teamwork are some of the most powerful skills you can have in your toolkit. They’ve been identified as such game-changing competencies that many now refer to them as “power skills.” Examples of Soft Skills Soft skills are interpersonal skills that allow people to work effectively in teams,...

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26 Jun 2020
Moussa, Mali edX Learner Story
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Investing in Online Learning for Himself and Others: Meet Moussa

In addition to leveraging edX courses to support his career in project management, Moussa, an operations director in Mali, is working on a project to help more students in Mali discover online learning. Read his story to learn more. What edX course or program did you take and what were your goals in taking it? I have taken the Gestion de projets de développement course...

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17 Jun 2020

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