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GUEST POST: An Interview with a physician who created an app...

David Handel, MD, Co-founder iDoRecall.com, a web application that helps students achieve academic success by leveraging evidence-based learning science strategies. David is a retired MD who was a mediocre K-12 student but graduated #1 in his college and medical school classes by using cognitive psychology learning techniques to completely redesign his approach to learning. David…

Exactly what occurs if you stopped brushing your teeth

Almost half of Americans do not brush their teeth enough. This unlocks for a germs intrusion, resulting in dental caries and gum illness. Even even worse, you may increase your threat for problems like kidney illness and dementia. The following is a records of the video. Meet Streptococcus mutans. He’s a germs and … a…
Coursera Announces Accelerated Degree Momentum at 2019 Partners Conference

Coursera Announces Accelerated Degree Momentum at 2019 Partners Conference

Coursera has made incredible strides in increasing access to education for learners all over the world. From open courses and Specializations to MasterTrack™ Certificates and full degree programs, we work with more than 190 top universities and industry partners to help more than 40 million learners gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to…
How to Talk to Your Boss About Getting an Online Degree

How to Talk to Your Boss About Getting an Online Degree

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to pursue an online degree. Making this commitment to your future should feel exciting and empowering — but you also might feel anxious about telling your boss. You shouldn’t. Many students enrolled in a Master’s degree program with Coursera complete their coursework while continuing at their current job and even…

3 Real-World Use Cases for Algorithms You’ll Learn With Penn’s MCIT...

In recent years, “algorithm” has gone from a niche word relevant mostly to computer scientists to an essential term for understanding how our data-rich world works. And as the use of algorithms becomes pervasive, a firm grasp of how to use them has become a major competitive advantage. The online Master of Computer and Information…

Exploring Cancer Medicines Free Course

Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.

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5 essential L&D themes from Coursera Partner Conference

5 essential L&D themes from Coursera Partner Conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference in London, where we brought together academic, business and tech pioneers in a two-day celebration of learning. Amongst guest speakers were Thomas Friedman, Yale University, the Abu Dhabi Dhabi School of Government, AXA, Novartis, Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng, and many more. Throughout the…

Holiday Recipes

What foods do you cook and eat to celebrate your favorite holidays? How do you make them? What memories and feelings does preparing these dishes bring up for you? Tell us in the comments, then read the related article about the banh chung — or rice cakes — Vietnamese people make to celebrate Lunar New…

Can you recommend an LMS?

Perhaps you have to someone you know.  Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin. Or you have seen it posted someone on the internet.  I know I have.  Seen it that is.  In the past couple of months, this question is making the rounds on Linkedin…

Word + Quiz: synecdoche

synecdoche sə-ˈnek-də-(ˌ)kē noun : a figure of speech in which part of something is used to refer to or represent the whole thing (or vice versa) _________ The word synecdoche has appeared in six articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 14 in the Opinion column “A de Gaulle of…
How Praveen became a Data Scientist by using Coursera

How Praveen became a Data Scientist by using Coursera

2013 B.C. (Before Coursera) When I graduated from college, I joined iNautix in September 2013. During my time there, I trained on mainframes. I’m passionate about programming and loved working on hands-on projects, but I was not completely satisfied in my role. I kept reading about data science — one thing led to another. I…

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Protected: Are U.S. Current Events Similar to the Holocaust?

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Research is for sharing: Stories from a Palaeobiologist

In this post lead educator Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, on our exciting new course Extinctions: Past and Present, talks about what led her into the field of palaeobiology and why getting more people involved in science is so crucial. I became a scientist quite unintentionally. Growing up as a black (Indian) woman in segregated South Africa,…

How Much Do You Know About Panama?

Can you find Panama on a map? What else do you know about this Central American nation with 3.8 million people.

Dog in a Backpack

Note: This is our last Picture Prompt of the 2018-19 school year. What are the weirdest, most interesting or most surprising things you’ve seen on public transportation? Did they shock you, annoy you or bring you joy? Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to see more of the oddities New Yorkers…

Learning With: ‘Adaptive Video Game Controllers Open Worlds for Gamers With...

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Learning With: ‘What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All...

Before reading the article: What do you know about the relations between the Dutch settlers and Indigenous people in the 17th century? Where did you learn this information? In schools? Museums? Textbooks? Pop culture? Family and friends? How accurate do you think your knowledge and understanding is? Next, look closely at the photographs of this…
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