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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...
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Nonobvious acquisitions are on my 2021 bingo board

At the end of 2020, I argued that edtech needs to think bigger in order to stay relevant after the pandemic. I urged founders to think less about how to bundle and unbundle lecture experience, and more about how to replace outdated systems and methods with new, tech-powered solutions. In other words, don’t simply put engaging content on a screen, but innovate on what that screen looks like, tracks and offers. A few months into 2021, the exit environment in edtech…feels like it’s doing exactly th...
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LinkedIn is offering free online classes based on the top skills companies want in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn; Insider LinkedIn identified the top five hard skills employers are looking for in 2021, such as data analysis and project management. Through January 31, the platform is offering free classes to learn those skills - no LinkedIn Learning signup required.Also included are general career development courses, from preparing for job interviews to negotiating a higher salary.Read more: Coursera...
Tags: Reviews, Python, Education, Trends, Linkedin, Features, Coursera, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, PSM, CSM, LinkedIn Learning, Julia Pugachevsky, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, IP Roundup

5 soft skills LinkedIn says will get you hired in 2021 - and the online courses to help you develop them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The job market is always shifting, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, adaptability, and creativity translate to every career.LinkedIn used billions of data points from its 660+ million members to determine which hard and soft skills matter most to employers in 2020, and which ones are helping LinkedIn members get hired at the highest rates. Read about the to...
Tags: Reviews, Education, US, Trends, Linkedin, Online Courses, Online Learning, E-learning, Denise Jacobs, Princeton Harvard, Mara Leighton, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, Alyssa Powell, IP Roundup

13 cheap online courses that can help you land your next job, from writing cover letters to interviewing better

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Applying to jobs can feel like a tedious process. You can rework your cover letter and shoot an application out into the ether online without knowing much else. Just like any other skill, you can get better at applying to - and getting offers from - the right jobs.Cheap online classes can give you instant access to the expertise, expert advice, and feedback...
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Coursera offers affordable computer science courses from companies like Google Cloud and schools like UC Santa Cruz - and a bunch of them are free until the end of the year

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Coursera is a popular online learning platform that offers computer science courses, many of them taught by schools like UC Santa Cruz and Vanderbilt or companies like Google Cloud.Below, you can find nine affordable or free computer science courses, some of which offer certificates of completion to add to your LinkedIn or resume.Read more: 31 free Harvard ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Education, Trends, Linkedin, Harvard University, Princeton, University of Edinburgh, Coursera, Online Learning, E-learning, Google Cloud Platform, TCP, Vanderbilt, Matlab, UC Santa Cruz

The uberfication of the university

The pandemic is hastening neoliberal universities’ moves towards platform pedagogy, where lecturers become participants in the “just-in-time” gig economy and students become “clients” The post The uberfication of the university appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Uber, Education, Linkedin, Privatisation, Universities, Airbnb, Distance Learning, Neoliberalism, Gary Hall, Deregulation, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19

How To Create A Startup Company While Attending College

A college syllabus is enough work for the typical student, but some enterprising students still desire to create a startup company in college. This smaller group of students are voluntarily increasing their work quota, with the additional responsibility of running a startup company. This addition often amounts to such students becoming disadvantaged, because they consider leaving one for the other eventually. Such negative results of venturing into business don’t have to affect you. Put into pr...
Tags: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, College, Entrepreneurship, Linkedin, Customer Relationship Management, Aren, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, Social Media Integration, Student Entrepreneur, Create A Startup Company While Attending College

Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair

A lot of the focus in online education — and, let’s face it, education overall — has been about professional development for knowledge workers, education for K-12 and how best to deliver cost-effective, engaging higher learning to those in college and beyond. But in what might be a sign of the times, today a startup that’s focused on e-learning and the subsequent job market for a completely different end of the spectrum — home services — is announcing some funding to continue building out its bu...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Education, Labor, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Israel, US, Toronto, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, David

Dublin’s LearnUpon raises $56M for its online learning management system for enterprises

One big technology by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a much stronger focus on online education solutions — providing the tools for students to continue learning when the public health situation is preventing them from going into physical classrooms. As it happens, that paradigm also applies to the business world. Today, a startup out of Dublin called LearnUpon, which has been building e-learning solutions not for schools but corporates to use for development and training, has raised $...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Education, France, Linkedin, Tech, Dublin, Coursera, Online Learning, Brendan, LMS, Summit Partners, Kahoot, Corporate Learning, Antony Clavel, Clavel

5 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2020 — and the online courses to get them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The job market is always shifting, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, adaptability, and creativity translate to every career.LinkedIn used billions of data points from its 660+ million members to determine which hard and soft skills matter most to employers in 2020, and which ones are helping LinkedIn members get hired at the highest rates. Read about the to...
Tags: Reviews, Education, US, Trends, Linkedin, Online Courses, Online Learning, E-learning, Denise Jacobs, Princeton Harvard, Mara Leighton, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, Alyssa Powell, IP Roundup

Coursera's new annual subscription, Coursera Plus, grants members unlimited access to over 90% of its online classes for $399 a year

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. olly/Pexels Coursera Plus is a $399 annual subscription that grants members unlimited access to over 90% of the e-learning platform's online courses (over 3,000 classes) for a year.Members can earn unlimited professional certificates, which they can add to their résumé and LinkedIn profile. If you're planning to take multiple online courses throughout the year, the upfront investment could be worth...
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Online learning is growing faster than ever — we compared 4 of the top platforms leading the way

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The rise of online learning platforms has democratized education, allowing people to learn just about anything from home. However, there are countless types of online classes and platforms to choose from, which can be overwhelming.To make it easier, we compared and broke down the differences between four of the most popular online learning platforms: Udemy, LinkedIn L...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Python, Education, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Features, Stanford University, Squarespace, Online Learning, E-learning, Upwork, Skillshare, Online Classes

Edtech exits are increasing, but by how much?

Before the coronavirus made edtech more relevant, companies in the sector were historically likely to see slow, low exits. Despite successful IPOs by 2U, Chegg and Instructure in the United States, public markets are not crowded with edtech companies. Some of the largest exits in the space include LinkedIn’s scoop of Lynda for a $1.5 billion in cash and stock and TPG’s purchase of Ellucian for $3.5 billion. But both of those deals happened in 2015. Five years later, edtech is cooler and surging ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Linkedin, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Edtech, Pearson, Lynda, TPG, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Chip Paucek, Paucek, Extra Crunch

How our micro-internships can help fill the COVID employment gap

Parker Dewey connects recent grads with top employers on a per-project basis.We think hiring is badly broken (nobody's fault!), and ours is a good solution.Over 90% of individuals who complete a Parker Dewey project are employed in professional roles, compared with 64% of other college grads. The fallout from COVID-19 confronts graduating college seniors with a stark economic reality which, sadly, no amount of inspirational commencement speeches can undo. Across-the-board hiring freezes are com...
Tags: Work, Jobs, Education, Linkedin, Innovation, Personal Growth, John Dewey, Francis Parker, Parker Dewey, Coronavirus, COVID, Career Launcher

Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

The internet has, for better or worse, become the default platform for people seeking information, and today one of the companies leveraging that to deliver educational content has raised some funding to fuel its next stage of growth. Udemy, which provides a marketplace offering some 150,000 different online learning courses from business analytics through to ukulele lessons, has picked up $50 million from a single investor, Benesse Holdings, the Japan-based educational publisher that has been U...
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Invest in AI’s ethical future

Kriti Sharma Contributor Kriti Sharma is the vice president of AI and Ethics at Sage Group, based in the United Kingdom. Kriti was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017 and the inaugural Recode 100 list of influencers in Technology, Business and Media. I spent a recent Saturday morning talking to a group of grade school kids about artificial intelligence. Many of them had never coded before, let alone heard of AI. During the session, one exercise required...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Education, Linkedin, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Industry, Infosys, Forbes, Sage Group, Kriti Sharma Contributor Kriti Sharma, United Kingdom Kriti

Udacity Achieves 50,000 Nanodegree Grads Amid Company Reorganization

Udacity, a pioneer in the online teaching of IT skills, is celebrating a milestone today—50,000 students have now graduated from one of its revenue-generating “Nanodegree” programs.Launched four years ago, the Nanodegree courses allow students worldwide to gain expertise in areas such as data analytics, machine learning, and autonomous flight engineering by completing coursework that can take as little as six months.In a blogpost touting student successes, Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun (pi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Lyft, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco

MIT Media Lab announces this year's Disobedience Prize winners: #MeToo and #MeTooSTEM

For the second year now, the MIT Media Lab has awarded a "Disobedience Prize" of $250,000, no strings attached, awarded to people whose disobedient work has benefitted society; this year's prize is share among three leaders of the #MeToo and #MeTooSTEM movements: BethAnn McLaughlin, Sherry Marts, and Tarana Burke. Five finalists were awarded $10K each: Katie Endicott (West Virginia teacher's strike organizer); Sarah Mardini and Yusra Mardini (refugee activists and Olympians); Tara Parrish (...
Tags: Post, News, Education, West Virginia, Linkedin, Mit, Scholarship, Reid Hoffman, Epa, Trump, MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, Media Lab, Yusra Mardini, Board of Scientific Counselors, Deborah Swackhamer

LinkedIn Learning now includes 3rd party content and Q&A interactive features

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with some 580 million users, took a big step into professional development and education when it acquired for $1.5 billion and used it as the anchor for LinkedIn Learning. Now, with 13,000 courses on the platform, LinkedIn is announcing two new developments to get more people using the service. It will now offer videos, tutorials and courses from third parties such as Treehouse and the publishing division of Harvard ...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Linkedin, Harvard, Udemy, Lynda, Harvard Business School, LinkedIn Learning, Harvard Business Publishing, Raybould, James Raybould, Rich Gravelin

Handshake, a LinkedIn for university students and diversity, raises $40M

LinkedIn has created and — with 562 million users — leads the market in social platforms for people who want to network with others in their professions, and look for jobs. Now a startup that hopes to take it on in a specific niche — university students and recent grads, with a focus on diversity and inclusion — has raised a substantial round to grow. Handshake, a platform for both students looking to take their early career steps and employers who want to reach them, has raised $40 million in a...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, Networking, Education, Microsoft, Funding, Linkedin, Tech, University, United States, Job Hunting, Universities, Recruitment, Kpcb

What to Wear to Work (or an Internship)

Tips and outfits to help you decide on what to wear to your job. Okay, so you had a great resume, you wore a fabulous outfit to your interview, the hiring manager loved you, and now you have your brand new job or internship! Immediately you're faced with a brand new problem: what do you wear to work?The rule I talked about in the last part of CF's How To Dress Professionally series (the one about dressing for an interview) still applies: It's always better to be over dressed than under dressed....
Tags: Career, Mac, College, Life, Linkedin, Internships, Vogue, How To, Tommy Hilfiger, Sam Edelman, Fashion Tips, Kendra Scott Bracelet Kate Spade, Liz Clairborne, Skinny Jeans H M Top Topshop Tote Anthropologie

Goodwall gets $10.8M to expand its ‘LinkedIn for students’

Goodwall, a US-focused student and graduate professional network which aims to connect young people with college and employment opportunities, has closed a $10.8 million Series A funding raise. The round was led by Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate VC fund that focuses on recruitment, and Swiss private equity firm Manixer. Additional investors include Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank and Verve Capital Partners. The 2014 founded startup says it will be using the new funding to g...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Education, US, Linkedin, United States, Recruitment, Hiring, Bawa, Job Boards, Professional Network, Randstad Innovation Fund, Paul Jacquin

How to Use LinkedIn to Further Your Career While in College

There's more to LinkedIn than just adding people. I definitely recommend downloading the LinkedIn app on your phone! If you've done any kind of serious career prep, chances are you've heard all about LinkedIn. It's a space where you can find jobs and internships, connect with people for work purposes, read inspiring stories, and more. While LinkedIn is an extremely helpful tool, most of us aren't really taught how to use it aside from being told to make a profile. There's so much more to the s...
Tags: Career, College, Social Media, Linkedin, Internships, University of Massachusetts Amherst, College Life, Summer Job

Degreed Scores $42M to Grow Worker Training and Skills Platform

Degreed, a portal to online education and training resources for employers who want their workers to keep learning, announced today that it raised $42 million in a Series C fundraising round. The new capital, which brings Degreed’s fundraising total to $75 million, will fund a salesforce expansion that could make the company profitable within a few years, says Degreed co-founder and former CEO David Blake, who is now executive chairman of the board. San Francisco-based Degreed is part of ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Founders Circle Capital, Software

Credtech Report Card: HackerRank, CodeFights, Credly, ACT, More

Educational technology companies are augmenting the traditional educational system with their online coursework offerings, but they’re also creating a competing universe where students can find alternate learning experiences that may qualify them for a job, even if they don’t have an academic degree. A core element in this universe is the invention of new kinds of credentials that attest to an independent learner’s mastery of skills that are in demand by employers, such as coding, critica...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Evernote, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Dropbox

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creative Writing KudosWall recently conducted a survey and found that creativity is king. In fact, 72% of admissions professio...
Tags: Career, College, Linkedin, Lifehacks, Udemy, World Economic Forum, CareerBuilder, GMAC, National Association of Colleges and Employers, Graduate Management Admission Council GMAC, Creative Writing KudosWall

Student Startups: How To Launch Your Business While In College

When we look at successful startups we often focus on how the company has been successful with their end products or services but we often ignore what the founders went through and did to be successful. Like any other startups, those started by students often begin with ideas, but venture capitalists may dismiss the individuals as being young, inexperienced and naive. However, some of the college startups have been successful ventures like InviteMedia, a company started by Nat Turner while at t...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, College, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Linkedin, University of Pennsylvania, Others, Nat Turner, Starting Up, Entrepreneur Advice, InviteMedia

How to get an internship with the “Truffle Principle”

If you’re a college student, your summers will go one of two ways: You’ll party with your friends every single night until school starts again You’ll work at an internship (and party with your coworkers every single night until school starts again) If you fall into the second group, congrats! Don’t go too crazy and remember to show up to the office on time. However, if you’re in the first one, I want you to smack yourself. Then I want you to find an internship. Not only will they offer you a ...
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Blitzscaling: A Free Stanford Course on Scaling a Startup, Led by LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman

A quick postscript to yesterday's mention of Reid Hoffman's new podcast, Masters of Scale. Many of the concepts discussed in Masters of Scale expand on a 2015 course taught at Stanford by Hoffman and his colleagues-- John Lilly from Greylock Partners, LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue, and author Chris Yeh. The course focuses on Blitzscaling--or what Hoffman described in the Harvard Business Review as " the science and art of rapidly building out a company to serve a large and usually global market...
Tags: Google, Business, College, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Linkedin, Online Courses, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, Harvard Business Review, Brian Chesky, Reed Hastings, John Lilly, Seth Godin, Facebook Twitter

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