Monday, February 1, 2021 - Kaiser Health News

Monday, February 1, 2021 - Kaiser Health News Monday, February 1, 2021 - Kaiser Health News Posted: 01 Feb 2021 12:00 AM PST From Kaiser Health News - Latest Stories: Kaiser Health News Original Stories How a Bounty of Vaccines Flooded a Small Hospital and Its Nearby College An ad hoc, chaotic distribution system is leading to a bizarre mix of vaccine haves and have-nots. (Julie Appleby, 2/1) Older Adults Without Family or Friends Lag in Race to Get Vaccines Public health officials have singled out seniors as key candidates for the covid-19 vaccines but too many of these seniors are not able to get shots because they don't use computers, don't have internet services or transportation, or don't have someone to help them with the process. (Judith Graham, 2/1) Food Guidelines Change but Fail to Take Cultures Into Account For decades, the federal government has tried to guide our eating habits. They once again revi

The 30 Most Popular Online Courses of 2020 | - Inc.

The 30 Most Popular Online Courses of 2020 | - Inc.

The 30 Most Popular Online Courses of 2020 | - Inc.

Posted: 07 Dec 2020 01:31 AM PST

  • How to Learn Online from edX. "Learn essential strategies for successful online learning."

  • Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 from University of Colorado Boulder. This course is "aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)," explains the course description. 

  • Crash Course on Python from Google. "This course is designed to teach you the foundations in order to write simple programs in Python using the most common structures."

  • Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life: Living for What Matters Most from University of Michigan. The course title pretty much says everything you need to know.  

  • Everyday Excel, Part 1 University of Colorado Boulder. A more basic Excel class for "learners who are seeking to learn Excel from the ground up."

  • Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles from Harvard University. "Mobilize people to tackle tough problems and build the capacity to thrive through the dangers of change."

  • Introduction to Business Management from King's College London. "Discover how to manage people, money and information, and gain confidence and insight into your own management style." 

  • Computer Programming for Everyone from University of Leeds. "Discover the art of computer programming and learn what code can do."

  • Data Analytics for Decision Making: An Introduction to Using Excel Bond University. Another opportunity to become an Excel master. "It's not enough to gather information; to stand out you must know how to use data to improve real-life decisions," insists the course description. 

  • AI for Everyone: Master the Basics from IBM. "Learn what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is by understanding its applications and key concepts including machine learning, deep learning and neural networks."

  • Introduction to Social Media Marketing from Facebook. "This course lays the foundation of social media marketing."

  • Introduction to Data Science from IBM. "Learn about the world of data science first-hand from real data scientists."

  • Learn to Code for the Web from University of Leeds. "Ever wondered what's behind your favorite websites and apps? Get to grips with the basics of coding in HTML, CSS and Java Script."

  • Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong from Yale University. A timely one that answers an important question: "How can you tell if the bold headlines seen on social media are truly touting the next big thing or if the article isn't worth the paper it's printed on?"

  • Write Your First Novel from Michigan State University. In case you want to unleash your inner author in 2021. 

  • Project Management: Beyond the Basics The Open University. "Build your existing project management knowledge and develop the skills to manage teams and deliver effective projects."

  • Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order from University of Michigan. "This course will teach you how to use your written words to become more persuasive." 

  • Creating a Great User Experience for Mobile Apps University of Leeds. "Discover the essentials of user experience and design and bring your product to life by building your own mobile app."

  • Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty from University of Pennsylvania. Another timely offering. 

  • The Path to Happiness: What Chinese Philosophy Teaches us about the Good Life from Harvard University. "Why should we care about Confucius? Explore ancient Chinese philosophy, ethics, and political theory to challenge your assumptions of what it means to be happy, live a meaningful life, and change the world." 

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Identify the Patterns Undermining Your Confidence from University of Southern Queensland. "Explore what Imposter Syndrome is, what causes it and strategies you can use to overcome it."

  • Foundations of Modern Finance I from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "A mathematically rigorous framework to understand financial markets."

  • Excel Fundamentals for Data Analysis from Macquarie University. "As data becomes the modern currency, so the ability to analyze the data quickly and accurately has become of paramount importance," according to the course description.  

  • Entrepreneurship: From Business Idea to Action from King's College London. "Improve your knowledge of entrepreneurship and discover how to plan, develop, nurture, and build a successful business." 

  • Managing Mental Health and Stress from Coventry University. This course aims to help you "thrive at home during the coronavirus outbreak." 

  • Financial Decision Making from University System of Maryland. "Learn how corporate leaders make effective decisions to maximize profitability and achieve strategic organizational goals."

  • Introduction to Networking from New York University. Just what it says on the tin, self-paced. 

  • Foundations of Mindfulness from Rice University. "This course provides a broad overview of the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices of mindfulness." 

  • Social Media Management from Facebook. "This course equips you with critical content creation and management skills," promises the course description. 

  • Introduction to Web Development from Raspberry Pi Foundation. "Discover web development and learn to build your own interactive websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Supported by Google." 

  • ranks UMSL on its list of best online bachelor’s degree programs in political science - UMSL Daily

    Posted: 09 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST

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    UMSL's Department of Political Science ranked No. 12 on's list of best online bachelor's degree programs in political science. (Photo by August Jennewein)

    This is a time of heightened political engagement and tension, and faculty members in the University of Missouri–St. Louis' Department of Political Science have been valued by news organizations across the state and beyond trying to make sense of the moment.

    Those professors share that same expertise in their classrooms every day, whether in person or online, helping students understand and address key issues impacting society. Recognized SchoolThe ratings website recently ranked UMSL No. 12 nationally on its list of the best online political science bachelor's degree programs. gathered information from the U.S Department of Education, such as graduation rates and average salary of graduates, and combined it with close examinations of each school's individual program to best determine the top programs around the United States. It considered factors such as extracurricular opportunities and internship possibilities among other criteria when creating the list.

    UMSL's program helps students build a foundation of knowledge and skills among its students in areas such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy and administration.

    "Our faculty are engaged in helping students better understand public policies both large and small, and that applies to an online environment too," said Professor David Kimball, interim chair of the Department of Political Science. "We are dedicated to preparing our students to better understand, communicate, solve, and lead on the urgent issues that challenge all of us."


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