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Coursera: Free Ivy League Courses!

  • Types of Corporations and the Rise of the Tax Accountant
    Tax accountants are increasingly relied upon for organizational strategy as technology helps them step away from data entry The accounting field is changing quickly. As you can read in our article about the future of accounting, accounting “grunt w…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 19, 6:02pm -
  • 5 Innovative Techniques for Creating Online Video Lectures
    by Adam Hodges, Ph.D., Sr. Teaching & Learning Specialist Video lectures are a central component of the online learning experience. But creating effective videos can be time-consuming and challenging. Online video production typically involves writin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 19, 5:47pm -
  • Coursera Expands Internationally with New Engineering Office in Toronto

    Coursera Expands Internationally with New Engineering Office in Toronto

    By Richard Wong, Vice President of Engineering at Coursera Today, we’re excited to announce that the Coursera footprint has further expanded internationally to Toronto, Ontario with our first engineering office outside of the U.S. The new office wi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 19, 4:20pm -
  • Learning Inclusive Leadership Skills With a Global MBA
    Diversity and inclusion are more than buzzwords. A growing body of research shows that they are core ingredients for high-performing organizations. To be truly effective, these principles need to be reflected through authentically inclusive leadershi…
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:03pm -
  • Insights from the Administrator Track of the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference

    Insights from the Administrator Track of the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference

    By Cathryn Richter, Principal Partnership Manager We wrapped the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference at the University of London last month, and program quality was a primary topic of discussion as more partners invest in for-credit programs on Courser…
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 19, 4:04pm -

MediaBistro - for Online Media Pros

  • How to Pitch: Veranda
    Circulation: 500,000 Frequency: 6x/year Background: Veranda launched in 1987 and was purchased by Hearst in 2002. The publication focuses on homes, decorating, and garden projects all over the United States and abroad. However, its largest audience c…
    - 21 days ago, 3 May 19, 4:43pm -
  • How to Pitch: The Cut
    Background: The Cut is New York Magazine’s fashion and lifestyle site and the destination for women with sharp, stylish minds, covering culture, politics, fashion, and wellness, says Erika Allen, culture editor. Its mission is to provide a creati…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 4:11pm -
  • How to Pitch: Punch.com
    Unique Visitors: 535,391 Background: Punch went live in 2013 with the intention of bringing together the worlds of wine, spirits, and cocktails. “We pride ourselves on…championing stories that are under the radar or a little bit fringe,” says…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 2:33pm -
  • How To Pitch: Discover
    Circulation: 290,000 Frequency: 10 issues a year Special issues: “Year in Science” issue (January/February) highlights the top 100 science stories of the previous year. Background: Discover launched in 1980, and it’s been the go-to publication…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Mar 19, 12:00pm -
  • How to Pitch: Dame
    Background: DAME has been around since the mid 1990s, and “is a magazine that is for everyone with a women’s point of view,” says Heather Wood Rudulph, managing editor. “We are 100 percent owned and operated by women, and our writers are most…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 6:54pm -

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  • newMy identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera

    My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera

    Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media -- and a shift in…
    - 19 hours ago, 23 May 19, 2:51pm -
  • The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

    The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

    Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past -- and shares his vision…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:53pm -
  • The next global agricultural revolution | Bruce Friedrich

    The next global agricultural revolution | Bruce Friedrich

    Conventional meat production causes harm to our environment and presents risks to global health, but people aren't going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-ope…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:56pm -
  • Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke

    Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke

    Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What's the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest mammal and shows what we can learn from their ingeni…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 19, 2:46pm -
  • How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

    How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

    "Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an inspiring talk, she shares three ways to crack the code of confidence -- and her dream for a world where revolutionary confidence…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 19, 2:51pm -