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Education nonprofit Edraak ignored a student data leak for two months

Edraak, an online education nonprofit, exposed the private information of thousands of students after uploading student data to an unprotected cloud storage server, apparently by mistake. The nonprofit, founded by Jordan’s Queen Rania and headquartered in the kingdom’s capital, was set up in 2013 to promote education across the Arab region. The organization works with several partners, including the British Council and edX, a consortium set up by Harvard, Stanford and MIT. In February, researche...
Tags: Security, UK, Email, Education, Server, California, Stanford, Linkedin, Tech, Spokesperson, Mit, Harvard, United Kingdom, Computing, Jamaica, Jordan

Coursera and edX both offer certificate programs at a fraction of the cost of grad school - here are the main differences between them

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. edX Micromaster; Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX and both online graduate courses, many from top schools like MIT and Duke. edX MicroMasters and are bite-sized portions of master's degree programs. They can be used to build stand-alone skills or as stepping stones to full master's degrees. To mitigate common economic and geographic barriers to getting a master's degree, e...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Trends, Features, Mit, University Of Chicago, Coursera, Online Learning, edX, E-learning, Online Classes, Duke University, Yale Duke, Mara Leighton, Master's Degree, IP Graphics

9 online cybersecurity courses to help you jumpstart a career in information security or learn internet safety tips

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Cybersecurity knowledge is vital for everyone to have, whether they run a small business or want to transition into an information security career.It's also a rapidly growing field, with the US Bureau of Labor predicting a 31% growth in jobs within the next 10 years.Below are 9 online courses and programs (all with free options) that can provide a cybersecurity over...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Trends, Features, Cybersecurity, United States, Ibm, Vpn, Valencia, Coursera, Online Learning, edX, E-learning, Nyu, RIT, University of Washington

As an alternative to a full master's degree, edX and Coursera offer MicroMaster and MasterTrack certificate programs at a fraction of the cost of grad school

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. edX Micromaster; Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX and both offer cheap or free online graduate courses, many from top universities like MIT, Duke, and the University of Michigan.edX MicroMasters and are bite-sized portions of master's degree programs. They can be used to build stand-alone skills to advance your career or as a stepping stone to a full master's program. We compared Mi...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Time, Trends, Features, University Of Chicago, Coursera, edX, E-learning, University Of Michigan, Duke University, Mara Leighton, Master's Degree, Insider Picks 2020, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, Alyssa Powell

10 online classes to take if you want to be more politically active — most are free to audit

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Interest in US politics has grown substantially since the 2016 election, with more young Americans participating in activist causes. Below is a list of online courses — most of which are free — that can help broaden your understanding of political science, history, or theory. Classes range from a HarvardX series on the US government, a MasterClass on US pre...
Tags: Reviews, Education, US, America, Trends, Features, Yale, Bill Clinton, Columbia University, Lincoln, Cornell, Coursera, Online Learning, edX, E-learning, University Of Michigan

Apoll01 wants to remake education by decentralizing the diploma

Dan Genduso spent nearly a decade working in consulting before landing on the Disrupt Berlin stage to launch his first startup, Apoll01 — a small company with a big idea about how to solve America’s expanding education crisis.  First at Accenture and then at Slalom Consulting in San Francisco, Genduso focused on building out customer engagement platforms that captured the workflows, institutional knowledge and digital assets surrounding the development of customer profiles. “I was building tho...
Tags: TC, Education, Berlin, America, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Mit, University, United States, Higher Education, Harvard University, Accenture, Salesforce, Coursera, Udacity

These Online Programs Will Make You Rethink How You Can Improve Your Business Skills

With time and attention scarce, it’s difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to upgrade or learn new skills. There are, of course, millions of published articles and blog posts about entrepreneurship, business, finance, and management. But many of these articles are noisy and few offer real, actionable insights that can help you make better business decisions. Fortunately, we live in the golden age of online learning. There are terrific free YouTube channels for entrepreneurs and ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Resources, Instagram, Learning, Education, Small Business, Youtube, Sales, Entrepreneur, Strategy, Mit, Safari, Harvard, Yale

Despite Disruption for B-Schools, Haas Dean Sees Growing Benefits of Edtech

Surely, one of the most interesting business case studies an MBA class could chew over these days must be the challenging conditions facing business schools themselves. That thought popped into my head during a long talk with Richard Lyons, a recognized B-school leader who is dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Lyons (pictured) is also known for a startling prediction in 2014. He envisioned that as many as half the world’s 13,000-odd business schools could fold within a decade ...
Tags: Startups, Disruption, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Mba, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Software, Flipped Classroom, Innovation, UC Berkeley, Wake Forest, MOOCs

Massachusetts Builds Diverse Edtech Sector, Still Seeks Big Wins

Massachusetts has long been known as a hub for both software and education. Now, a growing cluster of companies has emerged at the intersection of those two industries—but the local education technology sector seems to be searching for an identity. A recent study of Massachusetts businesses found more than 400 education-related companies that employ at least 20,000 people in the Bay State. “Even though it’s not a giant cluster of employment, it’s a moderately healthy one,” says Jean Hammond...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Codecademy, Education, Microsoft, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Tech, Mit, Vc, Software, Harvard, Symantec, Edtech

LinkedIn Allows Influencers to Create 30-Second Videos

LinkedIn is finally dipping its toes in the video waters, announcing Tuesday that more than 500 invited influencers can now create and post 30-second videos. Jonathan (Jasper) Sherman-Presser, who works on media technology and product strategy for the professional network, said in a blog post that those influencers will discuss topics including diversity, workplace culture, education and innovation, adding: Curious to get tips from Naomi Simson and Guy Kawasaki on how to ace your next pitch? Or ...
Tags: Videos, Education, Followers, Seo, Linkedin, Workplace Culture, Diversity, Innovation, Reid Hoffman, edX, Influencers, Guy Kawasaki, Anant Agarwal, KIPP, Tomasz Tunguz, Web video

NIIT partners with edX to launch MOOC courses from MIT, W3C, Harvard & more

NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals has partnered with edX, an online learning platform to introduce Massive Open Online Courses...
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MOOCs and higher education: evolution or revolution?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) burst into the public consciousness in 2012 after feverish press reports about elite US universities offering free courses, through the Internet, to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course on Circuits and Electronics that had attracted 155,000 registrations was a typical example. Pundits proclaimed a revolution in higher education and numerous universities, and, fearful of being left behind, joined a rush...
Tags: Books, UK, Education, Stanford, China, India, US, Harvard, Higher Education, Online Courses, Journals, MOOCs, Open University, Stanford University, Coursera, Online Learning

Three Questions For The ASU/edX Global Freshman Academy Online Program

 In April, Arizona State University and edX announced a first-of-its-kind program that will have important repercussions for the future of higher education. The Global Freshman Academy (GFA) will allow students to take their entire year of freshman courses online, and earn credit to continue on at ASU or another institution. Read More
Tags: TC, Column, Education, Online Courses, MOOCs, Online Learning, edX, Arizona State University, Asu, ASU edX Global Freshman Academy Online Program, Global Freshman Academy GFA

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