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Working mom earns master's degree in communication online to advance her career - ASU Now Working mom earns master's degree in communication online to advance her career - ASU Now Posted: 23 Nov 2020 01:28 PM PST November 23, 2020 Editor's note:  This story is part of a series of profiles of  notable fall 2020 graduates . As a single parent of two young boys, Briana Seward would wake up hours before her children to complete her coursework for the Online Master of Arts in Communication program in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU. Briana Seward with her children. Download Full Image "When you are driven by your passion, it is the reason you jump out of bed in the early hours of the morning," said Seward, who is also executive director of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona (ASSA). Seward is typical of many students in the popular online program who juggle their education, th

10 of the best affordable online data science courses and programs - Business Insider - Business Insider

10 of the best affordable online data science courses and programs - Business Insider - Business Insider


10 of the best affordable online data science courses and programs - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 01:56 PM PDT

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As companies amass more data than ever, the employees best able to interpret it and apply key insights to important decision-making processes become increasingly valuable. 

But while the skillset grows more desirable, the supply of workers with the correct skills isn't sufficient — making data science skills among the most in-demand hard skills in 2020, according to LinkedIn's research.

Thankfully, there are plenty of online learning opportunities to help you prepare for a career in data science, whether it's a course that helps you master a specific skill or an intensive year-long program that helps you jump up the ladder in your current role. Many classes are offered by top schools such as Harvard and MIT, and many programs were designed by major companies like IBM and Google specifically for educating a useful future workforce. Some of them offer students the opportunity to join their talent network after completing a specific course level.

Below are a few of the most popular data science options online, including MicroMasters, professional certificates, and individual courses.

Professional certificates are bundles of related courses that help you master a specific skill, and they tend to be most useful for breaking into a new industry or getting you to the next level of your career. They can take anywhere from a few months to more than a year to complete. At Coursera, professional certificate programs typically have a 7-day free trial and a monthly fee afterward. So, the faster you complete it, the more money you'll save. At edX, professional certificates typically have a flat one-time fee. 

MicroMasters are a bundle of graduate-level courses that are designed to help you advance your career. Students have the option of applying to the university that's offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master's Degree. You can learn more here

If you end up taking a Coursera course, and you think you'll realistically spend more than $399 in monthly fees or on individual classes throughout the year, you may want to consider Coursera Plus if all the courses and programs you plan to take are included in the annual membership (90% of the site is). And, if your employer offers to cover educational costs that include online-learning programs, you may even be able to get reimbursed for the following courses. 

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Ivy League universities offer free online courses amid Covid-19 lockdown - ThePrint

Posted: 14 Apr 2020 04:02 AM PDT

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New Delhi: With classes suspended indefinitely in several countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ivy League universities in US are offering over 450 free online courses.

The eight Ivy League universities — Harvard, Cornell, Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania — are among the most prestigious universities in the world and are highly selective about admissions.

In light of the lockdown, these universities are now offering free online courses on a variety of subjects including computer science, data science, programming, humanities, business, art and design, social sciences, health and medicine, engineering, education and teaching, mathematics, and personal development.

Mrinal Singh, an education consultant told ThePrint, "Some of these universities were offering free courses before the lockdown as well. However, in light of the circumstances the number of online courses being offered have increased. Additionally, some of them are also being offered free of cost now."


Also read: Online university exams a 'remote possibility' as UGC officials highlight host of concerns


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These courses also vary in terms of duration. Harvard University is offering week-long courses as well as those that are 15 weeks long. Students can also choose the difficulty level — introductory, intermediate or advanced. These courses are available on edX, an online learning platform founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon the completion of a course, the students are offered a 'verified certificate'.

Some courses offered by Harvard are 'Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the next pandemic', 'China and Communism', 'Hinduism through its scriptures' and 'Nonprofit Financial Stewardship Webinar: Introduction to Accounting and Financial Statements'.

Other courses on offer include — 'Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics' by Columbia University, 'Moralities of Everyday Life' by Yale University, 'The Ethics of Eating' by Cornell University, 'Question Reality! Science, philosophy, and the search for meaning' by Dartmouth, 'Introduction to Financial Accounting' by University of Pennsylvania and 'Constitutional Interpretation' by Princeton University.


Also read: New academic calendar, vacations, how to conduct college exams — latest task for Modi govt


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You Can Now Attend Ivy League Classes Online for Free - Lifehacker

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 02:12 PM PDT

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If you've always wanted to attend Harvard, now might be the perfect time: The university is offering access to 64 different courses online for free to anyone who signs up.

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Courses offerings include everything from web programming and music theory to meteorology and planning for the next pandemic .

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The courses vary in length, but typically range between five and ten weeks of coursework.

Clicking through to a course from the offerings' homepage will give you more information about the time commitment involved as well as how advanced the material will be and what you can expect to take away with you at the end.

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For instance, if you sign up for "Fundamentals of Neuroscience: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron" you can expect work at your own pace for roughly 3-5 hours per week, and you'll earn a verified certificate at the course's end.

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Beyond Harvard, a number of other Ivy League colleges—including Brown, Cornell, Princeton, Yale and Columbia—also offer online access to free courses.

Like Harvard, these courses range from engineering and mathematics to art and design courses. Check out a full list of those opportunities (there are hundreds!) on Class Central.

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If you've got some extra time right now, taking an Ivy League course—for free! From your couch!—is certainly not a bad way to spend it.

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