6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine

6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine 6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine Posted: 27 Nov 2020 09:28 AM PST The year 2020 has taken the world by storm with its constant influx of negative and life-changing news. Everything that was considered normal has been replaced with a new sense of reality where nothing is the same as it once was. From going out for errands to meeting your loved ones, everything is tainted with the fear of contracting a deadly virus. To counter these conditions, many business sectors have made adjustments and shifted online, including education. Universities worldwide have introduced online programs and courses that have made e-learning extremely easy and efficient. This even includes the veer so popular MBA.  To Be honest, an online MBA isn't a new concept. The program was available even before the pandemic. Nonetheless, there are more options available now, and he

Singer Shakira Completes Online Course at Penn During Quarantine - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Singer Shakira Completes Online Course at Penn During Quarantine - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Singer Shakira Completes Online Course at Penn During Quarantine - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Posted: 23 Apr 2020 06:13 PM PDT

Earlier this year, Shakira performed at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. Today, she completed an online University of Pennsylvania course in ancient philosophy.

The Colombian entertainer proudly shared on social media how she graduated from a four-week course called "Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors" from the college's online Arts & Sciences Department. The Ivy League university has made multiple online courses available for free during the Coronavirus pandemic, as the lockdown continues around the world.

Shakira shared the certificate on Instagram and Twitter, writing that "my hobbies are very impractical, but it took a lot of hours after the kids were asleep. Thank you, Plato and predecessors, for all the 'fun' over the past month!."

The course "traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece," according to the description of the course on Penn's website, and takes around 17 hours to complete.

Shakira, in a video posted by her husband Gerard Piqué last month, was shown studying and watching the online class through a platform called Coursera.

"Just a benign ancient philosophy course at @uofpenn to make the confinement productive. I have to be able to think about other things rather than Paw Patrol!!" she captioned a clip that was filmed by her partner.

Coursera is an online learning platform that offers course, degree, and certificate programs from nearly 200 universities and companies.

Penn offers 59 courses through the platform in a multitude of fields such as business, law, design, and robotics. All courses are free to view but cost $49 to receive an official certificate of completion.

Online education company Coursera offers unemployed workers thousands of free courses - CNBC

Posted: 24 Apr 2020 05:10 AM PDT

Eddie Rodriguez (R) and other City of Hialeah employees hand out unemployment applications to people in their vehicles in front of the John F. Kennedy Library on April 08, 2020 in Hialeah, Florida.

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Education technology company Coursera is pulling down its paywall for unemployed workers to give people who have lost their jobs around the world free access to education, as well as the ability to earn credentials.

The Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative is teaming up with state governments in the U.S. and the leadership of countries around the world to offer 3,800 courses from top universities and corporations, including Amazon and Google.

The initiative will give unemployed workers free access to education focused on developing skills to help them fill jobs that are in high demand. And instead of having to pay to earn a professional certificate, which can bolster a resume, any unemployed individual can earn professional credentials, like the Google IT Support Professional Support Certificate, that lead to on-demand tech jobs. These workers can take unlimited classes — which usually cost $399 a year — for free.

With 1.6 billion students now unable to attend their schools because of stay-at-home orders, Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda said the need for Coursera's product is greater than ever, which is why they're pulling down the paywalls.

Coursera, which ranked No. 21 on the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, now has 56 million registered users around the world, up from 40 million a year ago. Ten million of those learners signed on in the past month, as the company has partnered with colleges, enabling schools to offer free access to Coursera's course catalog.

"We hope this initiative can serve many millions of impacted workers around the world," Maggioncalda said.

The program for unemployed workers is launching first in Connecticut and Oklahoma in the U.S., and the governments of Costa Rica, Colombia, Greece, Malaysia, Oman, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The plan is to quickly ramp up to a dozen states and a dozen countries. These governments will be able to contact people who have filed for unemployment with relevant online courses.

The U.S. economy has now wiped out all the job gains since the Great Recession, with levels of unemployment varying from state to state.

"The mission has always been to serve the world through learning. It was then; it is now," says Maggioncalda.

"At the state level or a county level, a government can invite small business owners to take courses on entrepreneurship or can invite another subset of people to take classes on information technology," Maggioncalda said. "They can target a collection of classes based on the need for certain types of jobs. ... Any number of unemployed people can be cranking through these courses, posting certificates, learning skills in business, computer science or any domain."

The rise in online learning

In the past month, Coursera's surge in traffic has been focused on data science, computer science, business and health care. Classes in the life sciences have seen a tenfold increase, while personal development has surged 18-fold in enrollments. A course called "The Science of Well-Being" from Yale University, which had 500,000 enrollments before 2020, now has been taken by 1.6 million people.

Maggioncalda says demand for Coursera's offerings for businesses is also holding strong — 2,300 companies subscribe to its professional learning program. "Especially when it comes to data science skills, computer science skills and leadership and management, we're seeing an increase in demand from businesses," he said.

Other online education companies are also making education available to laid-off workers for free, such as Udacity, which announced in late March it is offering tech education "nanodegrees" for free to individuals in the U.S. who have been let go because of the coronavirus. The average price for an individual signing up for a nanodegree is about $400 a month, and the degrees take anywhere from four to six months to complete, according to the company. 

Kaplan Professional, which offers continuing education for businesses and individuals in the financial planning, insurance, securities, real estate, engineering, architecture and accounting industries, also just announced it is offering free online training courses.

Is It Possible to Get an Online Degree or Certificate and Actually Find a Career With It? - Pulse Headlines

Posted: 21 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDT

There are so many online certificate programs these days, and they all make wild promises. How can you know that any of them will ever deliver to you what they say they will? After many hours (and dollars) it takes to achieve your certification, you want to know that your investment was worth it. Here is some practical advice on certificate programs you can actually find a career with.

Is It Possible to Get an Online Degree or Certificate and Actually Find a Career With It?

Avionics Software Design

Have you ever dreamed of working in the aerospace or avionics industry? Have you always had an interest in software design and using team dynamics to solve a problem? Then you might want to consider AFuzion's DO-178C Training. According to Rapita Systems, inc. "DO-178C is the primary document by which the certification authorities such as FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approve all commercial software-based aerospace systems. More recently, it has also become the de facto approach for the use of software in military avionics systems worldwide." So, training with AFuzion will give you a highly desirable certification in the aerospace industry.

AFuzion literally wrote the book on DO-178C and consistently update and refine their data into new DO-178C manuals. This means that all other certificate programs are using outdated manuals and data to teach their students. AFuzion's DO-178C training course offer for software developers provides practical avionics training in software design and the production of software for many airborne systems. They also offer training in DO-178b, 178c standard, and a host of other programs. AFuzion has trained 23,000+ engineers and managers worldwide – more than all their competitor's current trainers, combined.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Have you ever wanted to get paid to save lives? If so, then earning a certification to become one of the healthcare professionals that responds to pediatric emergencies(PALS) might be an ideal choice. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) "Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years."

But before you type "PALs certification near me", into your search bar, there is an easier way. You can complete an official AHA's PALS Course online with eMedCert. Their online PALS certification course adheres to current industry best practices and allows you to complete the PALS course in as little or as long as you need. Since the course is 100% online you can learn the PALS treatment algorithms, CPR, basic life support, and all the important concepts of a systematic approach whenever it is convenient for you. At the end of the course, all attendees will be well on their way to becoming the best paramedics they can be. Their quality assurance policy means that if you are not 100% satisfied, or if your PALS Card is not accepted, just let them know. They will refund your purchase, no questions asked.

Web Design

Trade-Schools.net listed "web designer" as one of the highest paying online degrees you can earn. Starting a career as a web designer is not only fun but in high demand as well. Businesses both large and small need amazing webpages to guide their clients to, and if you have an artistic drive inside of you along with a basic understanding of code, then you just might have what it takes to be an amazing web designer.

Of all the online degrees and certificate programs out there, an associate's degree in web design might be the easiest one to earn. That's because as a web developer it would be your job to be online. You will also study an eclectic mix of subjects. To be an effective web developer you must understand concepts of design and art, computer programming, user experience design, and security fundamentals. If earning your degree completely online and working completely online appeals to you, then a degree in Web Design might be a great option for you.


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