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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Martin Scorsese to Teach His First-Ever Online Filmmaking Class

Martin Scorsese to Teach His First-Ever Online Filmmaking Class

  CREDIT: JIM SMEAL/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is launching an internet-based course in making movies — his first foray into e-learning. The Oscar-winning director will debut the class in early 2018 through online-education startup MasterClass. The class costs $90 for unlimited access to more than 20 video lessons; pre-enrollment is available starting Friday at masterclass.com/ms. In the course, Scorsese will deconstruct his films and provide insights into how he approaches filmmaking, including lessons on storytelling, editing and working with actors. The MasterClass course will include a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental material. In…

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I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Bill Bergman taught digital marketing to students at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. Here, he writes about the unexpected result of an experiment in teaching:  Bill Bergman. (Kevin Schindler/Kevin Schindler Art and Design) I feel especially close to the 20 undergraduate students who just completed my five-week summer session marketing class. This close bond wasn’t a result of the usual experiences that bring students and their instructors together, like individual office meetings or vibrant classroom discussions. The closeness was created digitally, because this was a class delivered…

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No guidelines on what to teach in Delhi’s nursery schools

No guidelines on what to teach in Delhi’s nursery schools

A three-year-old child in nursery could be learning to identify alphabets, typing on computers, and significance of national holidays, depending on which school she is enrolled in. Pre-primary education in the national capital is unregulated due to which there is no set curriculum for nursery. This gives schools a free hand to prepare their curriculum. Most schools said students are taught about concepts through activities. For instance, oral counting is taught through poems, play and flash cards among others. “Students identify numbers when they associate it with objects. One of…

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Teach, Stream, Be Acquired: Why Online Education Investors Are Hot for Teacher

Teach, Stream, Be Acquired: Why Online Education Investors Are Hot for Teacher

Aside from quitting smoking, losing weight and managing stress, USA.gov reports that Americans are looking to expand their educations in 2015. The College Board — yes, the same folks behind the dreaded SAT exam all college-bound high school students must take with a No. 2 pencil — estimates the average costs of tuition and fees for a private college in 2013-14 topped $30,000. As college fees become prohibitively pricey for some would-be learners, a revolutionary solution has emerged. Popular video sharing sites like YouTube offer video-based lessons on everything from…

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New course to help faculty teach online classes

New course to help faculty teach online classes

nline learning leaders want faculty to get better at teaching online courses. The University Teaching and Learning Center and GW’s in-house online course shop will offer a new online course to faculty next semester to help them learn the best ways to teach classes online. Officials and experts say as more classes are taught remotely, the course should help faculty make the transition to teaching online. Geneva Henry, the dean of libraries and academic innovation, said the course will combine both core teaching methods and the technological elements of course-building…

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Teach Yourself to Be an Early Bird

Teach Yourself to Be an Early Bird

Society simply hasn’t shaken its bad habit of early mornings. Despite the groggy dispositions, endless eye boogers, and general “lack of sleep,” we cannot get away from getting up early. It’s a fact-pill that we have to swallow—the worst of our essential vitamins. But maybe after all of these years, you’ve convinced yourself to conform. Maybe you’re over the feeling of your alarm hitting you like a freight train. If that’s you, then there’s good news: we’ve got a guide to get you there. (Photo Credit: Pexels) We could debate…

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These Hands-On Classes Teach You HTML, CSS, Online Privacy, and More

These Hands-On Classes Teach You HTML, CSS, Online Privacy, and More

If you’re looking to learn HTML, CSS, or JavaScript, why online privacy is so important, how Creative Commons works, or the basics of good password and security hygiene, these great online workshops from the Mozilla Foundation (that’s right, the folks behind Firefox) are perfect for teaching you or someone you know. The classes run the gamut from programming-focused ones to more informative, web literacy courses. Their interactive “CSS Story Cards,” which will get you familiar with and building an interactive story using HTML and CSS, as well as their “Erase…

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