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‘Cultural Appropriation’ Is Critical to Human Progress

This essay, by Maggie Strauss, age 17, is one of the Top 12 winners of our Sixth Annual Student Editorial Contest, for which we received 10,509 entries. We are publishing the work of all the winners and runners-up this week, and you can find them here as they post. Excerpts from some will also be…

What Students Are Saying About: How to Treat Robots, Being Resilient...

The risk of embarrassing ourselves further prevents most people from communicating their failures but communicating them can be beneficial. Not only can it ease our worries about our failures but it can also strengthen the bond between our friends and classmates. Our failures are the cornerstones of our personalities. Without failure we learn nothing. But…

Car-free Travel

“Getting there is half the fun” — or so the idiom claims.Has this ever been true for you when taking a trip? Do you enjoy riding the rails or flying the friendly skies? Have you ever taken a dune buggy for a spin, set sail on a catamaran, hopped on a pogo stick, or enjoyed…

Word + Quiz: tawdry

tawdry ˈtȯ-drē , ˈtä- adjective 1. tastelessly showy 2. cheap and shoddy _________ The word tawdry has appeared in 61 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 14 in the audiobook review “Elaine Stritch Gives New Voice to Dorothy Parker’s Tales of Social Life, and Private Pain” by Sadie Stein: The…

Learning With: ‘The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and...

Before reading the article: What do you know about hummingbirds? Have you ever seen one? Quickly, think of some adjectives to describe hummingbirds. Did your list include words like: colorful, sweet, melodious, graceful, small? How about fierce? Or aggressive? What about downright mean? Next, watch the ScienceTake video “How the Hummingbird Bill Evolved for Battle,”…

Word + Quiz: contretemps

contretemps ˈkän-trə-ˌtän , kōⁿ-trə-tän noun 1. an awkward clash 2. unexpected and unfortunate occurrence _________ The word contretemps has appeared in 17 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 4 in “F.D.A. Accuses Juul and Altria of Backing Off Plan to Stop Youth Vaping” by Sheila Kaplan: WASHINGTON — The…

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Weekly News Quiz For Students: Felicity Huffman, Purdue Pharma, Justice Kavanaugh

Above is an image related to one of the news stories we followed this past week. Do you know what it shows? At the bottom of this quiz, you’ll find the answer. Have you been paying attention to the news recently? See how many of these 10 questions you can get right.

Word + Quiz: geniality

Note: Our Sixth Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge is underway. It will run until Feb. 18. geniality ˈjēn-yəl , ˈjē-nē-əl noun : a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) _________ The word geniality has appeared in five articles on The New York Times website in the past year, including…

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…

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…

Film Club: ‘How Do You Rewrite the ABCs? The Secrets of...

5. After you have posted, try reading back to see what others have said, then respond to someone else by posting another comment. Use the “Reply” button or the @ symbol to address that student directly. 6. To learn more, read “How ‘Sesame Street’ Keeps the ABCs Fresh, Every Single Time.” Melena Ryzik writes: Elmo…
Coursera for Business Releases Skills Development Dashboards to Measure Learning Outcomes

Coursera for Business Releases Skills Development Dashboards to Measure Learning Outcomes

By Shwetabh Mittal, Director of Enterprise Product Companies are racing to acquire skills that are fast in motion — 42 percent of the core job skills required today are predicted to change substantially by 2022. Equipping employees with critical skills is now a top-level priority, with the availability of key skills viewed as the top…

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Course Spotlights: examples of best practice

January spotlight – Queensland University of Technology – Teaching Students Who Have Suffered Complex Trauma This course aimed at teaching staff and social workers debuted last spring and has already ran three times, with another three runs scheduled for 2019. It managed to tap into an unmet need, as there are no other online short…

Digest #138: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Students

5)      Ace Your Self-Study App by University of Leiden, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Delft University of Technology At EARLI I was introduced to this promising app, Ace Your Self-Study. This app lets students schedule and log their study sessions. Students can track how and for how long they have been studying. In addition, it provides…

IMPLICATION OF STAKEHOLDERS ON QURANIC SCHOOLS (A FIELD STUDY ON THE...

This study reveals the current situation of the students of the Qur’anic school in Kano metropolis in order to highlight the implications of repeated efforts by parents, society, non-governmental organizations and governments. The researcher adopted the descriptive method, with structured questionnaire distributed to 120 respondents. Findings from 104 returned responses revealed that there is a…
Career stories from inside Coursera

Career stories from inside Coursera

In 2019, we’re celebrating all the ways a person can find their #CourseToSuccess. There are many different paths you can take to launch a successful career, and we asked our team to share the journey that led them to Coursera. We hope their stories inspire you to take the next step toward a career you’ll…

How Much Do You Know About Vietnam?

Buzz, buzz, buzz. Whether it’s the roar of motorbikes, the near constant opening of bars and restaurants, the chatty nature of its inhabitants, or the abundance of great coffee, there’s just something invigorating about , Vietnam’s largest metropolis.

How Much Do You Know About Seychelles?

Can you find Seychelles on a map? What else do you know about this island nation with about 95,000 people?
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