How to Motivate Yourself to Achieve Your Goals Coursera Blog

Hear from one of the leading theorists of human motivation, Dr. Richard Ryan. He talks about what motivates you, how to get rid of a lack of motivation, if a person can change their behavior, and how to stick to and accomplish New Year's Resolutions, and the different types of …

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How to Position Yourself for a New Career (Coursera Career

The concluding step in this process is to match your profile to the job requirements. The goal here is to make it easy for any hiring manager to see why you’re a great fit for their role. You’ll accomplish this by learning what to emphasize and focus on in …

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How to Plan Your Job Search Coursera Blog

The first step in planning your job search timeline is understanding the main factors that influence how it plays out. These factors are: 1) the time it will take you to apply to the right job (the company that ultimately hires you) 2) the time between the application and the offer. For example, if you estimate that it will take you four weeks

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Learning How (Not) To Learn Coursera Blog

Join University of California San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects”, starting August 1st. Over 100,000 learners have already joined Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski new course, “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects”–which is not surprising, considering we are Courseraians, after all!

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How to Ask Your Employer to Pay for Your

Give details about your accomplishments and contributions to the company. Use specific examples and hard data, if possible. Emphasize that by investing in your personal growth, the company will cultivate a loyal and engaged employee. You will, in turn, invest back in the company. Address productivity concerns.

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5 Innovative Techniques for Creating Online Video Lectures

2. Using an Outline vs. a Script. Since online videos need to be focused, succinct, and short, writing out a script can ensure these criteria are met. But some instructors prefer to work from an outline rather than a full script. When creating an outline, Hans and Kramling suggest including at least the main topics–and possibly also the sub

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How to Write an Effective Resume Coursera Blog

Download this guide in PDF format. In this guide, you’ll learn how to create an effective resume. You’ll learn strategies for tailoring your resume to the role you’re pursuing, and how to effectively present your skills and experience—whether you’re a new-job seeker or a mid-career professional switching to a new field.

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Getting the most out of your Coursera experience

Getting the most out of your Coursera experience. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of guest posts from Laura Cushing, one of our amazing Coursera students. Laura is freelance writer and avid course taker (7 courses so far!). Welcome to the wonderful world of free education!

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5 Tips: Learn more effectively in class with Mastery

In traditional classrooms, students progress through the class regardless of their level of achievement. In mastery learning classrooms, students must fully understand (demonstrate mastery of) the material before moving on to the next topic. Mastery learning is about how students navigate through exercises and assignments.

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You Want to Learn Data Science, Now What

The University of Illinois offers a Master of Computer Science degree consisting of courses focusing on data science. This flexible and affordable master’s degree is designed so that students can complete it fully online at their own pace in order to balance personal and professional commitments. With the Master of Computer Science in Data

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Negotiation Tips and Tricks (From Salary to Price)

Dr. George Siedel: First of all, try to identify your strengths and your weaknesses. In my negotiation course that I do for Coursera, for example, learners participate in a one-on-one negotiation. The other side will give you feedback, honest, candid feedback, on what you do well as a negotiator, and how you can improve.

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Learn Four Techniques to Help You Prepare for the

4. Pre-feel the future. You can learn a scientifically validated cognitive intervention called “Specificity Training” that is designed to help you vividly imagine the “unimaginable” as if it were already a memory you could look back on. This will help make your brain believe that “unthinkable” change can, in …

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Project Career Research: how to set yourself up for

Project Career Research Overview. In Project Career Research you’ll speak with five professionals working in the career you’re exploring. This will help you develop a well-rounded overview of the field, and a plan for approaching different companies in your job search. The goal of Project Career Research is to answer three big questions.

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Do Your Homework! Coursera Blog

Do Your Homework! Editor’s note: Jonathan Haber is a Courserian who is taking classes on Coursera to experiment with a project of his called “Degree of Freedom”. He is guest blogging on our site throughout this next year to keep us up-to-date on his progress and offer useful study tips!

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Introducing Coursera Plus: a subscription plan for

by Anubhav Chopra, Lead Product Manager, Consumer. Everyone comes to Coursera with a unique learning goal. Some learners want just a single course on a specific topic, while others, like Sagi from Jakarta, take well over 20 courses in a variety of domains.Now, through Coursera Plus, a new subscription program that we’re piloting, learners who want to take several courses throughout the …

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How to Increase Female Participation in STEM (Gender Gap

We can solve the problems of the world, and that’s why it’s so important to get women into STEM. In terms of statistics and the gender gap, depending on the field of STEM, there’s great variation in workforce participation. Overall, women hold about 47 percent of all jobs, but of STEM jobs, women hold only 24 percent.

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Launching a Successful Learning and Development Program

Tell a story. Personalize your program and goals by including learner success stories and testimonials. If you’re just starting out, consider having your L&D leaders tell personal stories from their learning experiences at other companies, or explain how and why you decided to launch this program. Customize the message.

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Getting an Online Degree

Reiterate your commitment to the company, and make sure your boss understands that your online degree isn’t going to prevent you from doing your job. Then, emphasize your dedication to developing your career, and explain how your new skills will enhance your value to the company. If you make your case sincerely and effectively, your boss

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Launching your Learning Program Part 2: Getting your

Launching your Learning Program Part 2: Getting your Stakeholders Involved. By Younes Mourchid, Ph.D., Coursera Facilitated Learning Specialist. Managing the rollout of an L&D program is a little bit like producing a feature film. You need all of your stakeholders—cast, crew, producers, directors, writers, and advertisers—aligned and

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Building a More Just World Together With Our 2021

By Andrew Ng, Coursera Chairman and Co-Founder . As Chairman and Co-founder of Coursera, I was thrilled to present Coursera’s 2021 Outstanding Achievement Awards at our 9th annual Coursera Conference on April 19th and recognize the partners, course teams, and customers demonstrating a deep commitment to partnering with us to build a world where anyone, anywhere can …

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Coursera Comes Together with Disney and Pixar to Inspire

Coursera Comes Together with Disney and Pixar to Inspire Learners to Explore Their Passions and Achieve New Goals. November 16, 2020 106

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The Future of Jobs is Here: 10 Courses to Take in 2021

This course helps foster those skills by focusing on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Applicable to any role, the course explores how societal norms, safety, legality, and economics impact the …

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Two Steps for L&D to Drive Digital Transformation Post

At Coursera, we have seen a more than 15-fold increase in new enrollments platform-wide and across every industry. Companies can take advantage of this with a simple two-step process: first, they should focus on employee well-being by providing targeted personal development training; second, they should create skill development paths to give

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Four research-based strategies for achieving your goals

Whether you’re aiming for a promotion, a career change, or even a degree—learning can take you anywhere.But first you need to know where you’re going. Throughout January, we’ve been sharing expert advice and research-based strategies to help you set your goals and achieve them.

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Learn from Top Kagglers: How to Win a Data Science

Dmitry Ulyanov and Marios Michailidis are instructors of How to Win a Data Science Competition: Learn from Top Kagglers, part of the Advanced Machine Learning Specialization.Dimitry received his Master’s degree at Moscow State University with a major in machine learning and mathematical methods of forecasting.

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Coursera Update: Striking a Balance with Start Dates and

Coursera Update: Striking a Balance with Start Dates and Deadlines. If you’ve started exploring Coursera’s new Specializations, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve reintroduced start dates and soft deadlines for some courses on our new platform. We’ve received some great questions about this change, and you’ll find a few answers

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Let’s Call ‘Soft’ Skills What They Really Are: Power

Let’s Call ‘Soft’ Skills What They Really Are: Power Skills. I’ve been working in the tech industry for 25 years, and I’ve noticed a trend recently that leaves me scratching my head: We seem to value technical skills much more than the core people skills that actually make people effective at work. While technical competence and

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Pursuing a Midlife Career Change Coursera Blog

Pursuing a Midlife Career Change. Share. Looking to learn how to code and possibly make a career switch into computer programming, Patricia knew she didn’t want to spend money on just any educational institution, considering she still had student loans from her past to pay off. After searching online, she came across Coursera and immediately

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What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity Coursera Blog

Cybersecurity is everywhere. It’s your firewall, your anti-virus, fault-tolerant architecture, and 2-step authentication. Cybersecurity is also using different passwords for different accounts, it’s avoiding using your credit card on unsecured public wifi, it’s ensuring that your company’s sensitive data is only stored on encrypted hard

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Coursera’s Financial Aid: What it is and who is benefiting

Coursera offers financial aid for learners who could benefit from our paid products, but cannot afford to pay the associated fee. Learners accepted into the program are granted a fee waiver that allows them to access all of the course content and complete all work required to earn a Certificate. To receive Coursera Financial Aid, learners must

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Homepage Archives Coursera Blog

Keanan Duffty is the lead instructor for the Transforming the Fashion Business Specialization.This intermediate-level three-course specialization gives learners the opportunity to build and strengthen their knowledge of the fashion business landscape, develop new creative skills, and gain vital insights into how to transform their creative careers.

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Getting an MCS Part II

Many students want to understand exactly what an MCS is, and what it is like to earn it online. The MCS program is a master’s degree that aims to educate its students around the most topical, important subjects in the computer science field. This means students will spend a total of 30 credit hours (which translates to 10 courses) mastering

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Introducing #LearnActImpact: 14+ new courses to empower

Introducing #LearnActImpact: 14+ new courses to empower you to change the world. Last year, a group of Coursera employees came together to answer what felt like an increasingly pressing question: how could we, as an education technology company, play a larger role in addressing the social issues that threaten stability around the world? We were

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New Urban Planning Simulator Offers a Hands-On Opportunity

Digital transformation is a top issue for urban centers worldwide as leaders and planners explore new opportunities to leverage the power of technology …

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What’s Next in Employee Learning: Games Coursera Blog

Gamification is a hot topic that’s showing up everywhere, including in employee training and learning. A 2017 study from learning design company Bottom-Line Performance found that a growing number of employers (35 percent of the employers surveyed) are incorporating games and gamification into their learning strategies.. To get up to speed on this trend, we talked to two learning experts for

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Coursera White Paper Details the Pedagogy Underlying

Coursera White Paper Details the Pedagogy Underlying Guided Projects on Coursera. By Adam Hodges, Ph.D. Educators have long faced the fundamental challenge of how to provide the instructional equivalent of one-to-one tutoring to large groups of learners. In a seminal paper, Benjamin Bloom ( 1984) demonstrated that learners involved in

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Daria’s career journey: from HVAC systems to UX research

We’d like to introduce you to Daria. She’s an amazing Coursera learner, whose career journey has taken her from designing HVAC systems in Kyiv to UX design in California. She tells her story below in a series of chapters, and along the way, offers some valuable career advice for anyone who’s hoping to make a career change.

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Learn About Environmental Impact and Take Action

This course is intended to help you understand, address, and respond to climate change as individuals and in partnership with your communities and political leaders. You’ll focus on how to translate learning into action on climate change in the areas of food, energy, transportation, and the built environments of cities.

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Coursera Conference 2021: Highlights and Takeaways

Coursera Conference 2021: Highlights and Takeaways. I was honored to host our ninth annual Coursera Conference. This year’s virtual format enabled something extraordinary: thousands of people from around the world came together with one common goal: building a more just world together through education. We had more than 100 speakers from 60

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Preparing For What’s Next in Business According to IBM’s

Rommetty’s vision of “what’s next” for business leaders is full of exciting new opportunities, but it also pushes the limits of the traditional MBA education. With emerging technologies and new social concerns transforming the means and ends of business, tomorrow’s leaders need to be more innovative, adaptable, and conscientious than

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2021 Coursera Conference: Industry Partnerships Reflection

By Madelyn Suennen, Industry Partnership Manager, Coursera. Coursera Conference 2021 is now complete, and we have the opportunity to reflect on what was a truly fantastic experience. I know I speak for us all when I say we are feeling excited, hopeful, and motivated to continue our shared mission of bringing world-class learning to every corner

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Director of Library Assessment transforms her work

Jen-chien Yu, a student in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) program, is a wonderful example of how online learners can immediately start to apply their new knowledge to their professional field. Yu has been able to apply skills in areas of study like Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Data Mining, and Cloud Computing …

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New Statistics with Python Specialization from the

Statistics with Python is a newest Specialization from the University of Michigan, and enables anyone who has taken the massively popular Python for Everybody Specialization to take the next step in their data science education. This Specialization is also recommended if you’re considering the University of Michigan Master of Applied Data Science degree program.

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#LearnActImpact: Inclusive Leadership with Dr. Brenda

Brenda J. Allen is the instructor for the new course Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity.In this entry-level course, she draws upon her extensive experience and expertise to educate, equip, and empower learners to become more inclusive leaders.. Dr. Allen is a retired Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Organizational Communication, and renowned as an excellent …

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The Most Popular Courses of 2016 Coursera Blog

2016 has been an incredible year of growth here at Coursera. Learners on our platform can now join any of over 1,800 courses and Specializations, and build skills that will help them achieve any goal, from securing a promotion, to starting a new business, to simply bringing a new perspective to the family dinner table.

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