Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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CES Debut: Peloton’s First Treadmill Offers Live Online Classes with Trainers

Fitness-industry darling Peloton launched its Internet-enabled smart stationary bike—the company’s very first commercial product—just 4 years ago. In that short time, it quickly amassed a legion of dedicated—even cultish—fans who regularly tune in to participate in live and on-demand cycling lessons with professional trainers and compete with other cyclists around the world. This year at CES, the Manhattan-based brand officially expanded its unique, tech-driven exercise platform to treadmills with the aptly named Tread. Like its forbearer, the treadmill is equipped with a large 32-inch touchpad that can stream live classes—at least 10 are held daily—with…

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This set of online classes can help you master the entire Microsoft Office Suite

Don’t let your Google Docs-loving friends tell you otherwise – Microsoft Office is still the king of the professional world. If you want to be a top performer in the office, you need to have a solid understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. These programs can be challenging to learn, but there’s a new collection of online classes that’s great for newbies and experienced users alike: The Complete Microsoft Office Certification Bundle. This four-course collection gives you 20 hours of instruction in Excel, PowerPoint, and Access so you can not only learn the…

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4 Expectations for Online Education in 2018

As more students seek flexible alternatives to traditional, on-campus courses, online education continues to evolve. Among other trends, 2017 saw the proliferation of smaller credentials beyond online degrees, rising online course enrollment at nonprofit universities and the use of big data to track student performance. And there’s plenty more in store for 2018, experts say. Here are four trends in online higher education that prospective students should watch this year. 1. Continued overall enrollment growth: The number of U.S. students who enrolled in at least one online course rose by 5.6 percent between fall 2015…

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IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law

IIMs Can Now Award Degrees Instead Of Diplomas: New Law NEW DELHI: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country have got more autonomy in their functioning with restricted government’s role in their functioning and power to award degrees instead of diplomas to their graduates, according to a new law. President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017, yesterday, and it has now become a law. The new law which was passed in the Lok Sabha in July, 2017 and by Rajya…

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Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms

Government De-Affiliates 385 ITIs For Not Complying With Norms NEW DELHI:  The Directorate General of Training has de-affiliated 385 industrial training institutes (ITIs) during the last five years (2013-17) owing to their non-compliance with norms, Parliament was informed today. The Directorate General of Training is an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. “These ITIs were found non-conforming to the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) norms and accordingly, processed for de-affiliation as per the prevailing de-affiliation procedure,” Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde said…

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UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23

UPSEE 2018: Application Likely To Begin On January 23 NEW DELHI:  The online application process for UPSEE 2018 is expected to begin on January 23, 2018. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Uttar Pradesh conducts Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) for admission to B.Tech. and other professional bachelor degree programs offered by institutes in the state. The exam will be conducted on April 29 for B.Tech. and other professional degrees and on May 5 and 6, 2018 for post-graduate degrees. Earlier the exams had been scheduled for April…

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Dia Mirza Says Sanjay Dutt Biopic May Give Her Career ‘A New Direction’

Dia Mirza in Mumbai. (Image courtesy: Dia MIrza) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Very excited about the Dutt biopic and my work in it: Dia Mirza Dia plays the role of Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanyata  Ranbir Kapoor plays lead role in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film Actress-producer Dia Mirza is excited to work on Rajkumar Hirani’s yet untitled Sanjay Dutt biopic, but doesn’t want to take stress by thinking how it will take her “career as an actor in a new direction.” Dia will be seen playing the role of Sanjay’s wife Maanyata in…

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We’re Not “Super Guardian”, Teen Can Choose To Stay With Father, Says Supreme Court

The 19-year-old’s mother had alleged that her daughter was in illegal custody of her husband. NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Friday said it was not a “super guardian” as it allowed a woman, who is legally an adult, to stay with her father in Kuwait and pursue her career, rejecting the mother’s plea that she was in his illegal custody. “The daughter is entitled to enjoy her freedom as the law permits and the court should not assume the role of a super guardian being moved by any kind of…

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Kevin Pietersen Confirms Big Bash League Exit

Kevin Pietersen confirmed the ongoing Big Bash League will be his last participation in the tournament.© Twitter Kevin Pietersen has confirmed that the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) will be his last as a player as he prepares to retire from cricket across the world. Pietersen, 38, took to Twitter to say that he will not be playing in Australia again once the current Big Bash ends. The South African-born cricketer, who had a tumultuous end to his England career after being sacked in 2014, is expected to play in this year’s…

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