2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

On Monday, the online program manager 2U announced that it will be partnering with the Yale School of Management to create short online courses intended for mid-career professionals. Courses are currently in development. They are expected to launch in the spring of next year. Online courses are increasingly proving useful for institutions of higher education. Beginning well before the 2012 massive open online course (MOOC) explosion, universities have increasingly offered shorter online alternatives to degree pathways. In their landmark 2014 study on MOOCs, researchers Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali found…

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Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

The ConVal Regional School District canceled all classes Wednesday after receiving word of a “potential threat,” according to Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders. School is scheduled to resume Thursday, Saunders said. Saunders said the district was notified by police of the threat Wednesday morning at 6. “The local police departments are in the process of assessing the situation, and we are in constant contact with them,” district officials said in a statement Wednesday morning. “Due to this threat, we are cancelling school today and will be sharing further information as it…

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5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

Not all dominant big men are created equally. There are supreme athletes, throwback types who do their damage in the low post, and those who can do a little bit of everything. Here are five guys we can’t wait to watch this season. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Happ is an artist on the low block. His game probably would have been better suited for the 1990s, but he’s so good and skilled that it works just fine in 2018. Well, more than fine. He averaged 17.9 points and eight rebounds last…

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Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Being a distance education student in India, particularly with a government-run university, is not as easy as it should be. Communication is sporadic; multiple campus visits are required; admission dates, exam schedules and results can be shrouded in mystery, confusion and delays. In the absence of something as simple as a WhatsApp group, students are forced to depend on informal networks of their own. “We talk to each other on the phone regularly and compare notes on things like study material, results and admissions dates,” says Nilesh Samant, 23, a…

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Making the Change: EY Takes a Popular In-Person Course Online

Making the Change: EY Takes a Popular In-Person Course Online

EY’s “Facilitator Skills Development” was its most popular nontechnical course; then EY’s new CLO was challenged to do it all online. Intrepid and EY rose to it and created “Teach With Charisma,” an online course that is now showing better results than the in-person version for a tough-to-teach soft skill. I spoke with EY’s director of talent management for the Americas, David Bruesehoff, about the course and got his advice for anyone else looking to move soft skills training online. NB: Can you describe the culture of “reaching down the…

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Decoding the future of edtech, one learning at a time

Decoding the future of edtech, one learning at a time

“These days students prefer online learning as they can’t wait to gain knowledge through multiple channels. That’s where education is changing; edtech is redefining that,” said Mohan Lakhamraju, the Founder and CEO of Great Learning. He was speaking at a panel discussion on the Future of Edtech at the 9th edition of TechSparks, YourStory’s flagship event and India’s top startup conference. He was joined by Dr Carsten Schröder, Co-Founder and CEO, DADB; Parul Gupta, Co-founder, Springboard; Ishan Gupta, MD India, Udacity; and Pulkit Jain, Co-founder and Product Head, Vedantu at the…

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Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Margaret Kearns with her husband and four children in Amsterdam, where the family have lived for six years. Several recent reports have found that Dutch teens are among the happiest in the world, and having lived here for almost six years with my family, I have to concur. When we arrived here, we had no idea how it would unfold: moving abroad with a family and no social support, to a new culture, new language and new country. We thought we would stay for three to five years, travel and…

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Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

The fantasy world of Barbie dolls just got more high-tech. On Tuesday, Mattel, the company that makes the famous stick figurine, announced Barbie’s new career: robotics engineer. The “Career of the Year” Barbie is now available online for $13.99. She comes with safety goggles, a doll-sized laptop computer, and a small humanoid robot. SEE ALSO: Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before While robotics engineer is a first-ever career for Barbie, she’s previously had several occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math, including as a computer engineer, astronaut, and video game…

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Suzy Welch: The common career trade-off you should never make

Suzy Welch: The common career trade-off you should never make

In a perfect world, your dream job would be at a great company, with a great boss. But according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, the odds of this special combination occurring are small. “There is a very good chance that at some point in your career, you are going to have to make the incredibly difficult decision between working for a good boss at a bad company, or a bad boss at a good company,” she tells CNBC Make It. “This dilemma is so common and such…

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The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

 ‘Some games are so overwhelmingly attractive when they first appear that unhappy children can be entirely swept away in them.’ Photograph: Alamy When a minister in this government stumbles on a policy that is both popular and good, it’s newsworthy. Matt Hancock, the digital minister, has suggested that schools ban the use of mobile phones by their pupils. Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, agrees. In France, the Macron government has put forward legislation that will ban the use of phones in all primary and middle schools. This removes the matter from the…

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