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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Gain Skills in Online Courses Requiring Group Work

Gain Skills in Online Courses Requiring Group Work

Many careers today involve collaborating virtually with colleagues who may be located throughout the country or even internationally. To be successful, you will need to develop strong strategies to get the work done – and this can be challenging. Online courses may require students to complete projects virtually in groups, which can teach them critical skills for the fast-paced, rapidly changing, 24/7 global business world. Below are four areas where you can develop skills through group work in an online degree program. 1. Virtual collaboration: Online courses may require students to work together virtually using…

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Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses

Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses

Enrollment in online courses rose at a faster pace between fall 2015 and 2016 compared with the previous three years, yet students are increasingly choosing local online degree programs, according to the “Grade Increase” report released today by the Babson Survey Research Group. Based on federal data from more than 4,700 colleges and universities, more than 6.3 million students in the U.S. – most of whom were undergraduates – took at least one online course in fall 2016, a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. This is the 14th consecutive year that…

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Fall in enrolment in state-run schools as English medium trumps mid-day meals

Fall in enrolment in state-run schools as English medium trumps mid-day meals

The lure of an English medium education might be replacing the allure of free mid-day meals, the Union human resource development ministry has indicated to a parliamentary panel that sought reasons for the fall in enrolment in state-run primary schools. The house panel asked why new admissions to government primary schools had come down by 15% while they had gone up by 33% in private schools between 2010-11 and 2014-15. The human resource development (HRD) ministry replied in its action-taken report on January 5 that a mushrooming of private institutions…

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‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

We must resist the mechanistic, spoon-feeding approach to learning that deskills pupils and devalues teachers. This new year education has never mattered more – our job is to help our students outpace the robots, writes one heads’ leader The poet TS Eliot wrote that “April is the cruellest month”. But I suspect he wasn’t putting himself through Dry January. So here we are again. Another new year, when we stand shivering and windswept at the January starting-block of a new school term. But if ever there’s a time for sunny-side-up optimism –…

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Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Registrar General says there is no constitutional mandate for such a procedure The Registrar General (RG) of Madras High Court has contended that there is no constitutional mandate to fill up at least 50% of vacancies in the posts of Assistant and Reader/Examiner in the court through direct recruitment. He has made the submission in a counter affidavit to a public interest litigation petition that opposed the practice of filling up a majority of such vacancies through promotions from among existing staff. The counter affidavit filed by R. Sakthivel stated…

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Auxilo Finservice targets ₹50-crore education loans in 3 months

Auxilo Finservice targets ₹50-crore education loans in 3 months

HYDERABAD, DEC 22:   Mumbai-based Auxilo Finservice Private Ltd, a new NBFC on the block, is all set to begin disbursal of education loans. “We are now commencing loan disburals from Hyderabad and Mumbai. Before March 31, 2018, we will expand to Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Pune,’’ Neeraj Saxena, Chief Executive Officer, told newspersons here. Target In the next three months, Auxilo hopes to disburse ₹50 crore and is targeting to lend ₹350 crore by the end of the next financial year. During the financial year 2016-17, eduction loans totalling ₹20,000…

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Rising NPAs in education loan add to banks stress

Rising NPAs in education loan add to banks stress

Education loans too have started bleeding the banking sector with the default in repayment rising to 7.67 per cent of the outstanding amount at March- end, 2017 from 5.7 per cent two years ago. As per the data compiled by the Indian Banks Association (IBA), the total outstanding education loan at end of the fiscal 2016-17 was Rs 67,678.5 crore, of which Rs 5,191.72 crore was NPA. The government is already struggling to deal with the problem of mounting NPA in the public sector banks and has drawn a mega…

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Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential “Best Of” lists, and planning extremely well-deserved holiday vacations. However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017’s December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 in value, many other cryptocurrencies saw similarly optimistic gains, and the news cycle turned towards teenage millionaires. Like, what is this world we live in? If you’re one of those people who invested early and are reaping the benefits, then…

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From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

limbing the career ladder is no easy feat. After all, even the most experienced professionals face confusion about how to get ahead in the workplace. However, according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, there are a few key steps you can take to ease your journey and ensure that your career stays on track. From offering year-round tips about how to negotiate, interview and excel at work, below are the best pieces of career advice Welch recommended in 2017. Suzy Welch: Here’s how to answer the interview question,…

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