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UNLV Newsmakers 2021: April | News Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV NewsCenter

UNLV Newsmakers 2021: April | News Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV NewsCenter UNLV Newsmakers 2021: April | News Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 11 May 2021 03:04 PM PDT Housing projects, vaccinations, systemic change, and economic recovery in Las Vegas were big topics for UNLV during the month of April.  As students carried on with virtual and in-person learning, UNLV continued to be a part of the action on national crises. On-campus inoculation teams progressed in serving both first and second-dose vaccinations to Nevada residents. University experts provided expertise on hospitality and police reform as pandemic restrictions lessened and the Derek Chauvin police brutality trial came to an end. A UNLV student team competed in an international solar homebuilding competition and won third in the world for their design of a dwelling built for military veterans with PTSD. And the university

16 free online courses from Princeton University - Business Insider - Business Insider

16 free online courses from Princeton University - Business Insider - Business Insider

16 free online courses from Princeton University - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 02:41 PM PDT

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Like many Ivy League universities, Princeton offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) through online education providers such as Coursera and edX. Students from all over the world can access top-notch courses without some of the most prohibitive barriers (location, cost), while educators get to expand the scope of their impact on students.

Through Princeton's online offerings, students can learn about everything from the basics of Bitcoin to the psychology behind Buddhism.

But, unlike many other prestigious schools, Princeton does not offer an optional certificate of completion, such as Yale's science of happiness course or Harvard's CS50 computer science series. All Princeton courses are entirely free — there's no paywall for certain features, but you also can't pay for certification to add to your resume or LinkedIn.

You can access Princeton MOOCs on edX, Coursera, and Kadenze. For edX specifically, many of the courses are now archived, which means that students can view most of the course materials, such as lectures and readings, but can't complete assignments for a grade or interact with course staff on forums.

16 Princeton classes you can take for free online:

What to Know About edX | Education | US News - U.S. News & World Report

Posted: 29 Oct 2020 10:34 AM PDT

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UWF offering free online certificate course in hospitality and tourism - Pensacola News Journal

Posted: 02 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT

Pensacola News Journal Published 3:06 p.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020 | Updated 7:02 p.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020


The University of West Florida Global Hospitality and Tourism Department is offering a free self-paced online certificate course for anyone interested in pursuing or advancing their career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Local industry partners along with experts across the industry will share their expertise on the importance of lifelong learning and what attributes contribute to accomplishing goals.

This is one of the few certificate programs in the state that focuses on professional development of employees currently in the workforce. 

To enroll in Exploring Careers in Hospitality and Tourism, visit 

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IU expands partnership with edX to offer new certificate programs - IU Newsroom

Posted: 09 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT

With the U.S. Department of Labor reporting an unemployment rate near 8 percent and the demand for online education opportunities increasing due to the pandemic, Indiana University has expanded its partnership with edX, a leading nonprofit online learning destination, to offer new courses and certificate programs.

Taught by renowned faculty from the Maurer School of Law and Kelley School of Business, the programs in business negotiations and personal finance provide real-world and personal application of course content through experiential learning.

This expansion of the IU course and program offerings makes an IU education more accessible and supports career development opportunities in fields that are in high demand. 

The Kelley School is offering a three-course, self-paced certificate in personal finance, which will provide the building blocks of planning for financial security and personal success. The courses include topics such as personal liquidity, credit, and planning for risk and retirement.

The educational program is made possible in part by the Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation's $16 million gift to the Kelley School, announced this year, which lets learners audit the three courses at no cost.

"Current economic conditions are a reminder of why it is important for everyone to have a basic understanding of personal finance," said Idalene "Idie" Kesner, dean of the Kelley School.  "Learning how to manage your finances for today and tomorrow is an essential step in building a more secure financial future for yourself and your family. 

"We are grateful to the Jellison Foundation for supporting this initiative. Their support makes this the gift that keeps on giving by helping all of us learn how to build a more secure financial future."

The Maurer School of Law is offering a two-course professional certificate in business negotiations, which is geared toward professionals at all levels in law, business, government and more.

The program provides a simulation-based experience of a complex business transaction in which teams of learners will engage in negotiation through experiential learning. 

"We're delighted to be joining forces with edX to offer a certificate in business negotiations," said Austen Parrish, Maurer School dean and the James H. Rudy Professor of Law. "Professor Jay Finkelstein is a nationally acclaimed expert in both practicing and teaching in this field, and the edX model is making the program easy and convenient for people to build their skills in a real-time simulation format."


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