background preloader

Mooc.org

Mooc.org

http://mooc.org/

ii. Foreword by Charles Eisenstein FOREWORD by Charles Eisenstein Going into my first conversation with Mark Boyle a year ago, I was feeling a little bit defensive. “He probably thinks he is better than the rest of us,” I thought. “More ethical, more pure, less complicit in the sins of civilization.”

Moocs are a solution in search of a problem A common question to start-up founders is: “What problem does this solve?” Massive open online courses (Moocs) are a solution in want of a problem. That’s not surprising because they did not emerge from a problem. Instead, they arose from the boredom of Stanford University computer science professors fed up with teaching the same lectures each year. Out of idle curiosity, they wanted to see what would happen if they dumped their courses, lectures and all, online for anyone to take. Two suggested solutions that Moocs may offer is boosting social mobility and democratising knowledge.

Coursmos Is A Bite-Sized E-learning Platform For The Twitter Generation “When you’re pitching Dave McClure — or any other seed investor — you have to start with any kind of traction.” So begins one of the lessons on Coursmos, an iOS app designed for our attention-strapped times. The Russian startup behind the app reckons it’s spotted a soundbite-sized gap in the e-learning delivery space. 950 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Advertisment Take online courses from the world’s top universities for free. Below, you will find 1,700 free online courses from universities like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more.

Great! The next step is to verify your address. There was a problem connecting your Facebook account. Please sign in to Nextdoor Design District to continue. If you don't have an account, sign up. Nextdoor 5 Google Cloud specializations debut in Coursera Up to 375 million workers will need to change jobs by the year 2030; at least it is what Mckinsey estimates. Automation and the uncontrolled development of the different branches of Artificial Intelligence will demand the acquisition of new skills and abilities. Google aims to instill these types of skills the jobs of the future will demand, and it launched five new alternative credential programs in Coursera ­­to prepare students to build secure infrastructures in the cloud, transform data into business value and boost the potential of machine learning. 1.

Meet Lesson.ly, A Training-As-A-Service Startup That Is Clocking Quick Revenue Growth If you work for a large company, you likely dealt with an onboarding process. Perhaps little quizzes or pamphlets. I recently enjoyed this precise exercise while joining TechCrunch a few months ago, given that our corporate boss AOL is a fan of all things ancient. The gist is that corporate training is a pain in the ass for the poor schmuck on the receiving end, as well as for those who have to get new recruits up to speed. Lesson.ly wants to change that by providing a flexible, online software solution to help businesses train new employees. Corporate training-as-a-service is the play.

Free Online Classes - 10,000+ Courses on Open Education Database Written by: Thomas Broderick Universities, colleges, and private organizations offer free online college courses to help students acquire new knowledge and skills. These courses cover a variety of traditional academic topics and other subjects that can lead to career advancement and personal enrichment. Embassy Network Guests are a cornerstone of our house and we love having new (and familiar) people stay with us. This isn’t your typical B&B – it’s more of an adopted family. We’re working on the hypothesis that density breeds ideas and collaborations, and that’s a big part of what we hope to foster here.

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Pexels It can be difficult to discern which skills companies need most in 2018.LinkedIn used billions of data points from its 500+ million members to determine which hard and soft skills are most actively being sought by employers and getting LinkedIn members hired in 2018.You'll find the 25 hard skills listed below, as well as affordable online courses you can take to support your aptitude. Find the top soft skills employers will look for in 2018 here.

Related:  Online learning