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Reflections on Our Summer Reading Contest and Our Week 10 Winners

All summer long teenagers told us about the Times articles, Opinion pieces, videos, photos and podcasts that got their attention, and all summer long we celebrated our favorite responses. We heard, of course, about the big headlines of the summer, like the Women’s World Cup, the protests in Hong Kong, the migrant detention centers, and…

Summer Bucket List Free Printable

The temperatures are rising and summer is almost here! If you have school-aged children, you may be wondering how you’re going to fill those long summer days once the final bell rings. Or maybe you want to check off some sites you’ve been meaning to visit around town. This free summer bucket list printable can…

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?

Learning With: ‘Behold the Beefless ‘Impossible Whopper’’

Now, read the article, “Behold the Beefless ‘Impossible Whopper’,” and answer the following questions: 1. What is the Impossible Whopper? What makes it so impossible? How does it “validate” a “young industry that is looking to mimic and replace meat with plant-based alternatives?” 2. What is Impossible Foods? Who started the company and why? 3.…

Celebrate National Coding Week with FutureLearn

Join a live coding Q&A with Raspberry Pi At 13:00 UTC+1 on 18 September 2017, we’ll be running a live coding Q&A on Facebook with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This UK-based charity provides low-cost, high-performance computers, to help people learn, solve problems and have fun. Raspberry Pi already offers a range of coding courses on…

Udacity Doubles Prices, Relaunches 1-on-1 Mentorships & Career Coaching

Last week, Sebastian Thrun, CEO of the $1B e-learning startup Udacity, made three important announcements: New Prices: Udacity is revamping its Nanodegree pricing scheme: fixed fees are replaced by a $399 monthly fee — amounting to a significant overall price hike. New Mentors: Udacity is expanding its mentorship model to offer more individualized, end-to-end support…

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Learning With: ‘Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the...

7. The article concludes: In the annals of history, the mission of Apollo 10 has been overshadowed by later journeys to the lunar surface. But the astronauts of Apollo 10 were trailblazers, and their story adds richness and humanity to the history of the race to the moon. Their achievements, and the risks that they…

How Much of a Romantic Are You?

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Do you look forward to the opportunity to express your love — or do you despise the forced sentimentality of the holiday? Why? How, if at all, do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? In “Against Romance: An Un-Valentine,” Judith Hertog writes about why she prefers…

Livestream: Getting Started with C++

Whether you're new to coding or trying to pick up a new programming language, our livestream on Thursday is one that you won't want to miss. We're doing a crash course on C++ that will teach: A brief history of programming How to write a "Hello World" program with C++ How to run C++ on…

Protected: Can You Be Happy Without Friends? (Millennial Study)

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Can You Be Happy Without Friends? (Millennial Study) appeared first on Coursera Blog.

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…
From Interior Designer to Registered Nurse

From Interior Designer to Registered Nurse

“You can make a fresh start whenever you want. Anytime you feel that you are heading for a wall or a dead-end, all you have to do is turn and start walking.” Ex-interior designer Dimitra turned over a new leaf after returning from maternity leave. She lives in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece with her seven-year-old son.…

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What Do You Think Are the Beliefs and Values That Define...

Imagine you are from another planet and have arrived in the United States. Your mission: You must send a report to your extraterrestrial superiors describing the cultural beliefs of these strange people called Americans. Take five minutes and create a list of at least five statements that describe American beliefs and values. Here’s an example:…

The Top 5 Skills Computer Programmers Everywhere Need

Jan 24, 2019 By Francisco P. Did you know that computer programming is predicted to be the most in-demand career of the next decade? Almost every major task a company must complete, from file management and advertising to customer engagement and data analysis, now relies on computers. As companies everywhere become dependent on computer technology,…

How Much Do You Know About Switzerland?

Situated in the Swiss , the Lauterbrunnen Valley is breathtaking in its majesty: a narrow glacial ravine crowded with waterfalls and enclosed by sheer cliff faces that rise more than 1,500 feet on either side, with hamlets and farming villages lining its miles-long corridor.

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 Time to Learn: How Online Study Fits Around Your Career

Making Time to Learn: How Online Study Fits Around Your Career

The new suite of computer science degrees from the University of London and member institution Goldsmiths offer you the opportunity to study your degree fully online. This flexibility allows many students to continue working while gaining a qualification that will support future career ambitions. We spoke to three students about how they manage their studies…

Helping new parents settle back into work after parental leave

In this post Tessa Cooper, Senior Product Manager at FutureLearn, shares her experiences of returning to work after Maternity Leave and how FutureLearn helped her to settle back in. Tess and her new baby at FutureLearn. Last year became the first year that anyone at FutureLearn went on Maternity Leave. In fact three of us…
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