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Coursera: Free Ivy League Courses!

  • The Journey of a Software Engineer
    Denis took more than 20 courses on Coursera. It helped him power up his CV to immigrate to Germany, grow professionally, and give his family a better quality of life. Here is his story: I went to school in Brazil, and I am currently a Software Engine…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:10pm -
  • Meet the Courserians: Emily Glassberg Sands, “the importance of analytical creativity”

    Meet the Courserians: Emily Glassberg Sands, “the importance of analytical creativity”

    As part of the Meet the Courserians blog series, we caught up with Emily Glassberg Sands, Director of Data Science at Coursera. Emily co-founded and is an active leader within Coursera’s Women Employee Resource Group, and contributed to the Courser…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • AI is the New Electricity for Business & Society
    Artificial Intelligence is no longer a fictional concept, and with every passing day, is becoming part of our day-to-day functioning – be it in the form of virtual personal assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant or chatbots which we use whil…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:09pm -
  • Was that real or VR? Learn how to make virtual reality lifelike from top researchers
    Virtual Reality has the potential to change how we shop, learn in school, and get treated in the hospital. Businesses are hunting for people who understand how to design technology and experiences for this new medium. Starting today, we’re excited…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:16am -
  • Let’s Call ‘Soft’ Skills What They Really Are: Power Skills
    By Lila Ibrahim I’ve been working in the tech industry for 25 years, and I’ve noticed a trend recently that leaves me scratching my head: We seem to value technical skills much more than the core people skills that actually make people effective…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 5:14pm -

MediaBistro - for Online Media Pros

  • Think Local, Write Global
    The Internet has democratized the writing process like never before. You can now read the international editions of newspapers and magazines online, even if you live several oceans away from the nerve center of its publication. And the good news is t…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:34am -
  • Hot Jobs for Copyeditors
    “Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That’s why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It’s the number one qualification.” -Robert Gottlieb Do you have an eye for correcting spelling and grammatical e…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:08pm -
  • What Does A Ghostwriter Do?
    You’re a fantastic writer and the best collaborator ever. In college, you were the mastermind behind every group project. You’ve also got an actor’s talent for capturing others’ voices—on paper. You’re searching for a big-paying job, but…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 5:30am -
  • How to Pitch: Amtrak’s The National
    Circulation: 5 million Frequency: 6x/year Special Issues: None Background: Amtrak’s The National launched in October 2016 with the intent to tell stories about the culture and industry that is defining life along America’s rails, according to Ale…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 5:28am -
  • Pitch Your Niche
    A lot of people really like craft beer. But, how many people love it enough to do a crazy 40 Day/40 Pennsylvania Craft Brewery Tour? Most of us enjoy a morning cup of coffee, but how about at 4500 feet in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, off the touris…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 5:25am -

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  • How a video game might help us build better cities | Karoliina Korppoo

    How a video game might help us build better cities | Karoliina Korppoo

    With more than half of the world population living in cities, one thing is undeniable: we are an urban species. Part game, part urban planning sketching tool, "Cities: Skylines" encourages people to use their creativity and self-expression to rethink…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson

    A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson

    In an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with.…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika Nagpal

    What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika Nagpal

    Science fiction visions of the future show us AI built to replicate our way of thinking -- but what if we modeled it instead on the other kinds of intelligence found in nature? Robotics engineer Radhika Nagpal studies the collective intelligence disp…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:01pm -
  • The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos

    The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos

    How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth -- the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survi…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:02pm -
  • What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino

    What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino

    Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:00pm -