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Learning With: ‘Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram’

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Before reading the article: Do you ever like posts on social media? What kind of posts inspire you to like them? Perhaps you’ll be surprised to learn that as of today, the most-liked post in the history of Instagram is an image of an egg. Yes, a simple photo of an egg. Click here and…

Learning to code with my disability: One learner shares her story

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We recently rounded up some of the big wins from our community in 2020. One of these wins came from Rosita — a learner from the Netherlands that went all-in on learning to code when the lockdown began in March and is now working as a front-end developer.Rosita decided to use the lockdown as an…

Catching out fraud in the health industry

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19 years and counting – that’s how long Kerrie has been working for ‘nib Health Funds’. She hopes to stay with them until retirement, as she continues to protect the integrity of the health sector. “We look at claims leakage, so we do things like fraud investigations, audits, and clinical coding as well” explains Kerrie.…

COVID-19: FutureLearn offers free online coronavirus course

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With 130,000 cases in 125 countries and sadly almost 5,000 deaths so far – including 8 in the UK – the novel coronavirus outbreak now constitutes a pandemic, according to the World Health Organisation.As conflicting information flies around the internet, it’s never been more crucial to stay informed and receive expert advice about how we…
Meet Anita: Lifelong Learner, Contact Tracer

Meet Anita: Lifelong Learner, Contact Tracer

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We want to introduce you to Anita. She recently completed the COVID-19 Contact Tracing course from Johns Hopkins University and began working as a contact tracer to help combat the virus. Below, she shares her experience in the course and tells us about her background and future plans. Hello Anita! Thank you so much for…

How to keep up your learning over the holidays

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In London the evenings are cold and dark, mulled wine is simmering, and yards and yards of Christmas lights are appearing as if by magic. The UK, along with many other countries around the world, is gearing up for the start of a season of food, fun and festivities – be they for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,…

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What Smells Trigger Powerful Memories for You?

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.How much attention do you to pay to the smells around you? Do any scents trigger powerful memories? Do any transport you to another time or place? Your childhood? A holiday? A trip abroad? Summer camp?What would…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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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…

How to craft the perfect work email

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The first email (or ‘e-mail’) was sent by a computer engineer called Ray Tomlinson in 1971, sadly, the content of this message is lost to history. In 2017, 169 billion emails were sent every day, according to Statista. Many would agree that email writing is an essential skill in today’s working world. And because it’s…

Discover a new passion in May with these courses

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In this post find some brand new courses, and a few old favourites, to help you develop a new passion, skill or hobby in May. Write a screenplay Unleash your inner Sorkin, Cody or Tarantino with this popular introductory course to screenwriting. Learn the basic concepts of scriptwriting and be confident in the language of…

Can Empathy Be Taught? Should Schools Try to Help Us Feel...

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Do you consider yourself to be an empathetic person? Do you try to understand how others are feeling? Is empathy is an important skill for all of us to have? Why, or why not?In the Op-Ed “The Trouble With Empathy,” Molly Worthen explores the power — and limitations of — empathy:Few would quarrel with a…
3 Reasons Why Arizona is a Hub for Blockchain Innovation

3 Reasons Why Arizona is a Hub for Blockchain Innovation

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Whatever you think about the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it’s undeniable that blockchain engineering is one of the hottest job fields in computer science. Demand for blockchain engineers increased 400% from 2017 to 2018, with blockchain developer salaries ranging between $150,000 to $175,000 a year, on par with artificial intelligence developer salaries.…

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Coursera and Google Cloud Partner to Address Cloud Security Skills Deficit

Coursera and Google Cloud Partner to Address Cloud Security Skills Deficit

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Virtually every company has transitioned to some form of cloud to enable a more agile and efficient business operation. With all the benefits that come with the cloud, businesses also need to proactively plan against any potential information security threats. However, a short supply of skilled talent and training has left tens of thousands of…

The best paying jobs in Vietnam

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The job market in Vietnam has been growing over the last few years and with it, so has the average monthly salary. But what are the best-paying jobs in Vietnam? We take a look at some of the top roles in a range of different industries, covering what they’re all about, how to get them,…

What Students Are Saying About Teachers’ Politics, Memorable Scents and Text...

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School Is Not a Place for Politics. School is a place to teach and learn new education skills or topics, it’s not a place for politics. Especially in middle school or elementary school kids are very vulnerable and believe everything they see or hear especially if it’s said by someone they’re supposed to trust. Teachers…

Would You Consider Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here. Do you know anyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces? Have you ever considered enlisting?Today, the U.S. military is an all-volunteer force, with about 1.2 million active-duty troops. But increasingly, new recruits come from a small demographic group. Is it healthy for our democracy? Is…

Weekly News Quiz For Students: President Trump, Warming Oceans, Spider-Man

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Then on Sept, 30, The Times reported that President Trump pushed the prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call.

Word + Quiz: parlous

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parlous ˈpär-ləs adjective: fraught with danger_________The word parlous has appeared in five articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 18 in “Bricks-and-Mortar Is Dead. Let’s Open a Store” by Guy Trebay:It takes a certain brand of optimism — maybe the cockeyed kind — for any designer to hang up a…
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