Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Every time you do something online — whether it’s shopping, searching Google, downloading apps, or more — leaves a trail of data that’s rife with patterns and trends. The trick is being able to sort through it all. That’s too big of a job for just Dave the data guy, and thus, the importance of data science teams has exploded in recent years. It’s really no surprise that data science is quickly emerging as one of the fastest growing fields out there — and skilled analytics professionals, who know how…

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3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

One major difference between traditional and online education is the amount of face-to-face interaction among students and faculty. In a classroom, students engage with their instructor in person on a regular basis, while an online program primarily connects instructors and learners virtually. Some online degree programs address that lack of face-to-face interaction by implementing live, or synchronous, class sessions. Instructors teach in real time, and multiple students communicate and participate through videoconferencing. Student attendance in live online courses may or may not be required. Live online courses enable students and instructors to communicate seamlessly…

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15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

he phrase “new year, new you” is a mantra that many of us repeat to ourselves once the clock strikes midnight on January 1. Making that a reality, however, is easier said than done. But if your goal is to improve your art and photography abilities, or grow your business in a meaningful way, we can help. We’ve selected a variety of creative online learning from sites like CreativeLive, Craftsy, and Brit + Co. They offer you thousands of ways to build your skills from the comfort of your own home—and on your own…

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3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

One major difference between traditional and online education is the amount of face-to-face interaction among students and faculty. In a classroom, students engage with their instructor in person on a regular basis, while an online program primarily connects instructors and learners virtually. Some online degree programs address that lack of face-to-face interaction by implementing live, or synchronous, class sessions. Instructors teach in real time, and multiple students communicate and participate through videoconferencing. Student attendance in live online courses may or may not be required. Live online courses enable students and instructors to communicate seamlessly…

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UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

It was 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20 when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. Pedro Vega Agosto stayed in his home in Caguas, Puerto Rico as hurricane winds shook the entire house and rain beat on the roof. “It was a real experience — a terrifying experience,” said the 20-year-old accounting major from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Agosto was heartbroken by the damage he encountered outside after the worst of it had passed. “It was like waking up to a whole new Puerto Rico,” he said. While…

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Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Colleges and universities are seeking ways to reach more students, and bring in more money. One way to do that is to hire an outside company to market and support online programs. That company recruits students for online degrees branded with the name of that university. Among universities in our state, Michigan Tech and Michigan State University have arrangements like this for some classes. Professors at Eastern Michigan University, however, are pushing back against such an arrangement between EMU and a for-profit company called Academic Partnerships. Judith Kullberg, a professor of…

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Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry will soon be teaching online basketball classes. The Golden State Warriors superstar will partner with MasterClass to teach basketball fundamentals through a series of videos, ESPN reported. Masterclass is an online education platform that features an array of professionals from various fields offering their expertise through video classes. Curry joins an already impressive list of celebrity instructors including Gordon Ramsay, Samuel. L. Jackson and Christina Aguilera and, as the only basketball pro, he will bring a fresh set of skills to the panel. If I think about where I was when…

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Wake Tech works to improve success gap between seated, online classes

Wake Tech works to improve success gap between seated, online classes

Online college courses offer convenience and flexibility, but they also come with challenges. Wake Technical Community College looked at some of its most popular classes in 2015 and noticed students were not doing as well in the online classes as they were in the traditional “seated” classes. In 2015, 67 percent of students in traditional classes earned an “A”, “B” or “C” grade, while only 58 percent of students in online classes earned the same grades. One of the things we found out is students, even young students, who had…

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First-year students should avoid online classes

First-year students should avoid online classes

I did not know what to expect when I signed up for two online classes entering my freshman year of college. While I had never had a class where all the lectures, assignments and projects were entirely done online with minimal instructor interaction, I was open to try a new way of learning. After three weeks of experiencing my first online classes, I want to warn all students, especially first-year ones, to be very wary of selecting an online course. It is best to avoid them altogether. Lectures are an…

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School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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