How Much Do You Know About Sri Lanka?

Can you find Sri Lanka on a map? What else do you know about this South Asian island nation with about 22.5 million people?

Word + Quiz: gratis

gratis ˈgra-təs , ˈgrā- adjective and adverb adjective: costing nothing adverb: without payment _________ The word gratis has appeared in 12 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 23 in “Send in the Stagers” by Joanne Kaufman: When the market was booming, even an estate sale might call for only…

COVID-19: The cultural impact of coronavirus

To learn more about coronavirus, join our free online course COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus, created by leading health experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.The effects of coronavirus are having a devastating impact on health services around the world. Beyond the immediate threat to life, COVID-19 is also laying waste to…

Carrying a Letter

What story could this image tell? Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem inspired by this illustration. Post it in the comments, then read the related article to find out what this image is all about. Find many more ways to use our Picture Prompt feature in this lesson…

World Conference on Online Learning 2019

The World Conference on Online Learning is one of the larger conferences in the online learning space. This year’s conference is being held in Dublin, Ireland, November 3-7. As its name suggests, the World Conference on Online Learning is truly global in scope. From more than 650 paper submissions, the organizers are expecting close to…

How to find out if you can upgrade your laptop

ou’ve had your laptop for a few years and it’s starting to feel sluggish when you’re running demanding tasks. Maybe your RAM is just not up to snuff, or your old spinning-disk hard drive is starting to falter. It’s time to upgrade! But instead of replacing the entire laptop, you might be able to swap…

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Lesson of the Day: ‘What Is the United Nations? Its History,...

Find all our Lessons of the Day here. Lesson Overview Featured Article: “What Is the United Nations? Its History, Its Goals and Its Relevance” This week, nearly 200 world leaders have converged at the United Nations for the 74th session of its annual General Assembly. Presidents and prime ministers came together for the world’s most…

Vivid Voices

What story does this image inspire for you? Tell us about a memory from your own life that this picture makes you think of — or use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem inspired by what you see. Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to…


Have you ever heard of Momo, the demon character who is said to pop up on YouTube videos and menace children? What have you heard? Do you believe the stories about her? What other myths, urban legends and creepypasta scare you? Do you believe any of them? What do you think makes stories like these…
Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise: Coursera and INSEAD launch new Specialization taught by blockchain pioneer, Don Tapscott

Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise: Coursera and INSEAD launch new Specialization...

Blockchain is poised to reshape nearly every industry as companies work to increase security and anonymity, drive efficiencies, lower costs, and more. In fact, Gartner forecasts the market opportunity for blockchain to exceed $3.1 trillion between now and 2030, creating considerable demand for blockchain talent. But we don’t just need technical developers who can help…

What Is Your Reaction to the College Admissions Cheating Scandal?

Note: Students 13 and older are invited to comment here. Adults should post their comments elsewhere on NYTimes.com. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors charged 50 people in a brazen scheme to buy spots in the freshman classes at Yale, Stanford and other big name schools. Have you heard about the scandal? Watch the one-minute video above…

Learning With: ‘NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission’

Before reading the article: What do you know about Mars? Have you ever seen it through a telescope, or even with the naked eye? Last Wednesday, NASA announced that its rover Opportunity had concluded its mission on the Martian surface. Take a look at this visual interactive showing its 15-year journey. • What did you…

Past Stories

Become a project manager

In the third of a new series about taking on new roles we look at how to become a project manager. The Basics Here’s a short summary of what a project manager is and does. A project manager is in charge of making sure a project runs smoothly and is finished on time. They typically manage…

What to learn during lockdown

As the COVID-19 lockdown continues, many of us find ourselves with more free time than usual. We’ve already outlined some ideas for how to find a new hobby in lockdown, but for those who’d specifically like to study, we’ve put together some further suggestions to help you get started. What do you want to achieve with…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

Codecademy’s very own Nick Duckwiler (left) and Ryan Tuck from Warby Parker (right) in our office. (📷: Mitch Boyer) Last month, Codecademy and Warby Parker came together to work on a special Learn SQL from Scratch Capstone Project. It was during this time when I met Ryan Tuck, a Data Engineer at Warby, who played…

Making great online courses: 10 insights

Top 10 insights about how to make great online courses – based on course evaluation. By Reka Budai, Strategy & Insights Analyst at FutureLearn At FutureLearn, we take great pride in having high quality courses from reputable institutions and educators. When asked recently in our Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey, 91% of learners said that the…

Castle on a Hill

What story does this image inspire for you? Does it make you think of armored knights and mythical creatures? Is it home to a tormented princess, a rich king or someone else? Is it haunted? Use your imagination to write the opening to a short story about the castle or the kingdom, and what kind…

Brick Wall

What is this illustration saying? How does it relate to or comment on society or the world today? Can you relate to it personally? What is your opinion of its message?Tell us in the comments, then read the related Opinion essay to find out what it means.Find many more ways to use our Picture Prompt…
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