Education technology meets its limits

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Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. Column Education TC Coursera edtech flatiron school Galvanize London Los Angeles MIT mooc Software Thinkful udacity United Kingdom WeWorkThe hard part is getting employers to pay attention.

Google Launching Its Own Computer Science Courses on Campuses

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The course will then be held at four other higher education institutions in the summer. The bootcamp-like machine learning course is part of a broader Google initiative to bring computer science instruction that it designs.

USC, New York Times Partner On Online Education Courses

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The University of Southern California and the New York Times said this week that the two are partnering to provide online, continuing education courses this fall, across seven different study areas. The NYTimes has been running its educational efforts since September of 2007. nytimes university school courses education learning online california southern times york

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USC And Unity Technologies Launch Online Game Design Course

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The University of Southern California and 3D game development engine developer Unity Technologies are launching a brand new, online game design course , aimed at both students and "lifelong learners", to help them design and publish their own original games, the two announced on Tuesday. According to Unity Technologies and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, its self-paced, adaptive online course will teach students and prospective developers how to design and publish their original games.

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Of Course #BlackLivesMatter — How Could Anything be LESS Controversial?

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Of course all lives matter. She asks those who agree to stand and of course nobody stands, to which she rightly says … “That says very plainly, you know what’s happening, you know you don’t want it for you, I want to know why you’re so willing to accept it or to allow it to happen for others.”

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Alteryx Links With Udacity On Predictive Analytics Course

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Irvine-based analytics software developer Alteryx said on Wednesday that it has linked up with online education provider Udacity, to offer up a "nanodegree" focused on data science. The two said the new online course an be completed part time, and will take around six months to complete. alteryx predictive data analytics software school course education udacity

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Qualcomm Backs Online Education Effort

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is backing edX , a nonprofit provider of online, massive open online course (MOOC) technology, the two said this morning. According to the companies, Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Education will help edX develop its technology, by contributing engineering resources and licensing its SDK code to edX. edX develops online course software to more than 60 institutions, including MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley. qualcomm education mooc school learning

CAA, William Morris Back Online Video Education Site

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creativeLive competes against Lynda.com , the online video education site based in Goleta, which has grown to be one of the region's fastest growing companies through its online courses for learning creative software. Lynda.com recently raised a humongous, $103M funding round in January, and just acquired another video education site in Europe in February. creativelive online education course classes photography creative photo venture capital lynda

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accouting Education

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A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The online site offers up a catalog of online, video courses, around such topics as using QuickBooks and basics of bookkeeping, with an initial course focused on the bookkeeping fundamentals using QuickBooks. schoolofbookkeeping bookkeeping accounting education video videos online learning startu

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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Mamaw isn’t educated and, in fact, scorns “elites” but knows that if J.D. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

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Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

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These days, Thrun seems just as excited by another imprint he’s made on the still-forming AV industry—not as a researcher, but as an entrepreneur in online education.

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accounting Education

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A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The online site offers up a catalog of online, video courses, around such topics as using QuickBooks and basics of bookkeeping, with an initial course focused on the bookkeeping fundamentals using QuickBooks. startup learning online videos video education accounting bookkeeping schoolofbookkeepin

Udacity Achieves 50,000 Nanodegree Grads Amid Company Reorganization

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Launched four years ago, the Nanodegree courses allow students worldwide to gain expertise in areas such as data analytics, machine learning, and autonomous flight engineering by completing coursework that can take as little as six months.

Topspin Links With College On Online Music Courses

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Santa Monica-based Topspin Media , the online music startup of former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, said today that the firm has inked a deal with Berkleemusic.com, the online continuing education division of the Berklee College of Music, to partner on a set of online music courses. According to Topspin, the two will work together to develop online music courses designed to teach artists, managers and labels on effective use of Topspin's platform.

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It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

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More simply put, it’s an online portal to access university level arts and creative courses. It’s also open to learners from anywhere in the world, giving unprecedented access to educational resources some may never have dreamed they’d be able to attain. Many students who dream of studying creative arts and technology face crippling financial barriers, or simply don’t have access to educational opportunities,” says Dr. Ajay Kapur, Ph.D,

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. The integration of massively open online courses (MOOCs) makes strategic sense, which is likely why LinkedIn acquired Lynda for $1.5 The average cost per webinar ranges from $39-59 with longer online courses (2-8 weeks) landing somewhere between $99-799. There’s a community feel even to our education.

U-M Leads 10-University Project to Tackle Equity, Inclusion in STEM

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Academic researchers have long studied gender and racial disparities in STEM education, but they have not had widespread success in addressing these challenges. At public research universities like U-M, introductory courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects are the required first steps in the process of earning a STEM degree.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisRemember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital?

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lynda.com Releases New iOS App

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Carpinteria-based online learning and video education site lynda.com said Tuesday that the company has updated its iOS application, completely re-designing the mobile app for the latest features of the operating system. lynda.com said the new iOS app includes resizing to different size screens, offline course and video viewing, and other features. Lynda.com said both apps provide access to more than 110,000 videos from 2,600 courses.

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Lynda.com Ties Into LinkedIn To Showcase Job Skills

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Carpinteria-based online education site lynda.com has tied into a new program from LinkedIn , to highlight courses that users of both sites have completed through the online learning site. lynda online education video courses linkedin jobs resume employment

What is Deep Learning and Why Does Google Have a Free Course On It?

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Google has started a free course meant to teach people about deep learning. So what exactly is deep learning and why would Google start a free course dedicated to it? As one of the biggest tech giants out there, it makes sense for Google to devote an entire course to it.

UC Irvine Ventures Into MOOCs With Zombie Lectures

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A new, massive open online course (MOOC) from the University of California, Irvine , hopes to teach students all kinds of concepts from social science, public health, mathematics and physics--all based on material from AMC''s television show, "The Walking Dead".

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Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

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Music Prodigy , a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

Google Launches a MOOC to Train Entry-Level IT Support Staffers

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In a collaboration with the big educational technology company Coursera , Google is launching a global MOOC (massive open online course) certificate. Big tech companies like Google are facing heat for developing disruptive technologies that can make traditional jobs obsolete. But at the same time, the tech industry is growing fast, and is eager to recruit workers outside the sector to fill entry-level jobs that often go begging, a Google executive says.

Supercool School: Build Your Own Educational Institution

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Supercool school is a site that allows anyone to create an online learning environment that they can charge students to take a course. Founder Steli Efti stated that he wants to create the Ning of Education, giving the ability to build an educational site to anyone. And to keep the lights on Supercool School is taking 20 percent from online course sales. Trick is, do you have what it takes to be an educator. Teaching credentials? What is that?

Why “Micro-Learning” is the New Diploma For Today’s Jobseekers

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a workplace today where using technology isn’t an integral part of the job, whether it’s an AI-powered recruiting tool, special coding software for app development, or even just Google Sheets that help workers keep track of budgets. Whether you’re applying for a position in marketing or in the field of medicine, the ability to effectively interact with technology is crucial.

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2tor Gets $10M Line Of Credit

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2tor , the provider of online, graduate program and courses which has strong links to the University of Southern California , has scored a $10M revolving line of credit, the firm said today. The firm runs the MAT@USC and MSW@USC programs, which allows people to receive their Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, and their Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California School of Social Work, online.

Online Learning Company Ties With UCLA Extension, CAA

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A new, venture backed online education company, Encore Career Institute , headed by Steve Poizner, said today that it has linked with the UCLA Extension to offer up professional certificates and career counseling online. Encore explained that its offerings will be based on UCLA Extension's content and courses. capital venture startup career poizner steve courses college education hollywood entertainment ucla learning online encore

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X Prize Foundation Opens Lab At USC

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According to the foundation, the new X PRIZE Lab@USC will include a semester-long course for undergraduates, enrolling students from both the School of Engineering and USC Marshall School of Business.

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Lynda.com Expands In Southeast Asia

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Lynda.com , the online video education site which offers up a large library of video tutorials in computer software, business skills, design, and other areas, is in a big expansion today, saying that it has started offering up its products in Southeast Asia. lynda southeast asia expansion learning video tutorial international courses school

Citing Regulatory Uncertainty, Origin Code Academy to Close

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The company opened in late 2015, offering a 12-week course for $13,500 and promising graduates a software job within 90 days of graduation.

Qualcomm Buys EmpoweredU For Mobile Learning Technology

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is expanding its efforts in the education sector today, saying that it has acquired EmpoweredU , a developer of mobile learning technology for the K-20 market. Qualcomm said the move would help it accelerate mobile innovation and help provide 24/7 access in education with its mobile tools. EmpoweredU''s flagship customer has been UCLA, letting around 1,000 UCLA faculty and students access course materials on their mobile phones and tablets.

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Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

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I didn’t take a single course on computer programming in school. I now make a living knowing WordPress, CSS, HTML and of course search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. Parenting child learning education latin or html Schools in the U.S.A.

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Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

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I didn’t take a single course on computer programming in school. I now make a living knowing WordPress, CSS, HTML and of course search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. Parenting child learning education latin or html Schools in the U.S.A.

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Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

Eric Greenspan

I didn’t take a single course on computer programming in school. I now make a living knowing WordPress, CSS, HTML and of course search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. Parenting child learning education latin or html Schools in the U.S.A.

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