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Coursera: Free Ivy League Courses!

  • 3 Real-World Use Cases for Algorithms You’ll Learn With Penn’s MCIT Online
    In recent years, “algorithm” has gone from a niche word relevant mostly to computer scientists to an essential term for understanding how our data-rich world works. And as the use of algorithms becomes pervasive, a firm grasp of how to use them h…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:20pm -
  • Global Skills Index: Scholarship FAQ
    According to the Coursera Global Skills Index, technology, business, and data skills are in high demand across every industry. To expand access to career-relevant learning, Coursera is offering a limited number of scholarships for tech, data, and bus…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Introducing the Coursera Global Skills Index

    Introducing the Coursera Global Skills Index

    By Emily Glassberg Sands, Head of Data Science, Coursera Today marks the release of the inaugural Coursera Global Skills Index (GSI), an in-depth look at skill trends and performance around the world, made possible by the millions of learners who com…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • How Praveen became a Data Scientist by using Coursera

    How Praveen became a Data Scientist by using Coursera

    2013 B.C. (Before Coursera) When I graduated from college, I joined iNautix in September 2013. During my time there, I trained on mainframes. I’m passionate about programming and loved working on hands-on projects, but I was not completely satisfie…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 7:13pm -
  • Preparing For What’s Next in Business According to IBM’s CEO
    - 6 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 11:55pm -

MediaBistro - for Online Media Pros

  • How to Pitch: Motherwell
    Background: Motherwell went live in 2016 and has become a resource for all things related to parenting and culture. The site covers a wide range of topics, ranging from pregnancy loss and educational issues to gender roles and the emotional fabric o…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • How To Pitch: Mom.me
    Monthly Unique Visitors: 5 million Background: Mom.me kicked off on Mother’s Day 2012 and was acquired in 2018 by Rock You Media (now known as Wild Sky Media). But the shift in ownership did not change the site’s primary mission of helping to gu…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 5:45pm -
  • How To Pitch: Shape.com
    - 27 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 5:58pm -
  • How to Pitch: Amtrak’s The National
    Circulation: 5.2 million Frequency: 6x/year Special Issues: Sports Theme (April/May); Kids Theme (Aug./Sept.) Background: Amtrak riders will have to look no farther than the seat pocket in front of them to find the latest issue of The National. The…
    - 32 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:28am -
  • How To Pitch: Wired
    Circulation: 870,000 Frequency: Monthly Background: Wired magazine launched in 1993, while HotWired, its online counterpart, came into the world in 1994. The website was eventually renamed, and in the 20+ years since, Wired has been delivering high-…
    - 36 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 1:05pm -

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  • newThe secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait

    The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait

    Phil Plait was on a Hubble Space Telescope team of astronomers who thought they may have captured the first direct photo of an exoplanet ever taken. But did the evidence actually support that? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- thr…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Mar 19, 2:52pm -
  • How to keep human bias out of AI | Kriti Sharma

    How to keep human bias out of AI | Kriti Sharma

    AI algorithms make important decisions about you all the time -- like how much you should pay for car insurance or whether or not you get that job interview. But what happens when these machines are built with human bias coded into their systems? Tec…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 3:22pm -
  • "My Man" / "Bohanna" / "We Dance" | Crush Club

    "My Man" / "Bohanna" / "We Dance" |  Crush Club

    Indie pop duo Crush Club and singer Nicki B bring their blend of funk, house and Latin styles to the TED stage, performing three songs: "My Man," "Bohanna" and "We Dance."
    - 4 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:55am -
  • Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran

    Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran

    Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how w…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 3:02pm -
  • Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart

    Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart

    The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials -- which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What's responsible for this special connection? Looking…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 2:55pm -