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1 Million Online Learners: This UK University Says Growth in Online Learning Is 'Inevitable'

More than a million learners from 150 countries have already enrolled in the University of Leeds' online courses. The University has now identified a trend towards full online degrees.

The University of Leeds is one of the most active institutions in the field of digital education in Europe.On the FutureLearn platform, they have been offering online courses (MOOCs) since 2013. One million learners (and counting) from more than 150 countries have already participated in their... more


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Harvard's CS50 Computer Science for Business Professionals

Harvard's most popular online course about computer science is now available as a business version. It aims to give business professionals a top-down overview of computers and programming.

Harvard University's "Computer Science 50" class is not only one of the most popular courses on campus. Its original online version (via the course platform edX) has had 1+ million students enrolled so far.In its original format, the CS50 online course, taught by Professor David J. Malan, is... more


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Learning to Program with Python: University of Toronto MOOC

Two professors from the University of Toronto teach the fundamental building blocks of programming through an online course. In our interview, they also explain why a debugger is the most important tool for beginners.

The digital transformation in many academic fields and industries requires a general understanding of how computer programs work. Python is one of the most popular programming languages globally (ranked 4th as of January 2018).Two professors from the University of Toronto have therefore... more


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Cyber Security: Learn About Online Privacy, Payment Safety and Security of Smart Devices

With growing issues over our privacy online and security on the Internet, what do you need to know about cyber security? This online course provides the answers.

What is Internet privacy? Are online payments really safe? And what are the cyber risks of new smart devices?An online course from Newcastle University entitled "Cyber Security: Safety at Home, Online, in Life" highlights the issues we are all facing and helps learners appreciate the knowledge... more


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New Online Courses in February (from Universities, Boot Camps and Digital Experts)

Below is a list of 20 new video courses from different providers that are available in February. Topics include Computer Science, Business, Engineering, and more.

Many new online courses are being launched in February. The courses come from various providers and universities.We have evaluated the broad range of topics and list some interesting courses below.(Too many courses?Organize them with our free course manager!Or search even more courses in our... more


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Introduction to HTML and Java: Check Out Our Updated Course Lists!

Many beginners start their coding careers with HTML or Java. We have compiled lists of selected video courses to learn online.

HTML is the most popular web language used to design websites. It allows content to be shown on internet pages.Due to the widespread use and importance of HTML, there are many sources available online to learn the basics with tutorials and comprehensive online courses.Use HTML to Create Your Own... more


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Not Sure What to Learn About Next? Uju from Nigeria Will Learn Online About Business Strategy

We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about business strategy and digital marketing to tell uns about her experience.

Uju O. from Nigeria has attended business online courses before. For example, she has participated in a course on entrepreneurship offered by the University of Pennsylvania via the Coursera platform.Which Online Courses Does She Want To Do Next?First, Uju would like to take an online course on... more


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Learn Online about the History of Capitalism: New MOOC from Princeton University

A new online course from Ivy League member Princeton University explores the history and future of capitalism. Learners from 90 countries around the world have already signed up for the course.

Many Western societies take it for granted: But will capitalism as a system really be sustainable in the long run?A new MOOC (massive open online course) from Princeton University on the edX platform explores capitalism´s global development.The online course has been designed by a young team of... more


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Not Sure What to Learn About Next? Trung Kien from Vietnam Will Learn Python Online

We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about Data Science and the programming language Python to tell us about his experience.

Trung Kien B. from Vietnam has attended online courses before. For example, he has participated in a course on algorithms offered by the University of California, San Diego via the Coursera platform.Now he wants to refine his skills in the Python programming language with several further online... more


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36 Great New Online Courses for 2018!

At the beginning of the year, many new high-quality online courses for education and training will become available. We have compiled the best courses for you!

At the beginning of each year, many new online courses from various providers and subjects become available.Course providers are launching both new courses and renewed versions of already existing courses.Out of the great diversity of topics, we have compiled the 36 most interesting new... more


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Not Sure What to Learn About Next? Rebecca from Spain Will Learn Online About Medical Topics

We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about first aid and Chinese medicine to tell us about her experience.

Rebecca M. from Spain has attended online courses before. For example, she has participated in a course on Positive Psychology via the Coursera platform.Which Online Courses Does She Want to Do Next?Rebecca would now like to take an online course on first aid offered by the University of Glasgow... more


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Free Astrophysics Online Course: Learn About Stars, Galaxies, and Gravity

An online course by Swiss university EPFL explains the key concepts of astrophysics. In our interview, the lead instructor tells us more about the course and why Dark Energy is still a mystery.

What is gravity?For those interested in the study of our universe, this video-based online course gives an introduction to the basics of astrophysics, including concepts such as gravity and its far-reaching influence.The course offers learners an insight into the physical phenomena produced from... more


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Not Sure What to Learn About Next? Della from China Will Learn Online About Literature

We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about literature and ancient mythology to tell us about her experience.

Della L. from China has attended online courses before. For example, she has participated in a course about learning techniques offered by the University of California, San Diego (via Coursera).Which Online Courses Does She Want to Do Next?Della would now like to take an online course on world... more


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Learn Business Fundamentals Online, From a Leading Business School in Canada

The UBC Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, Canada offers a series of online courses, covering the fundamental aspects of business. They include key concepts of accounting, marketing, organization, and more.

Many jobs today require fundamental business skills to be successful, even in technical and creative industries. When advancing in their careers, employees in various roles thus need to get up to speed with key management concepts such as how to successfully organize and control a... more


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Not Sure What to Learn About Next? Kimberly from the U.S. Will Learn Online About Cyber Security

We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about counterterrorism and cybersecurity to tell us about her experience.

Kimberly H. from the U.S. has attended online courses before. For example, she has learned about medical neuroscience in an online course (MOOC) offered by Duke University via Coursera.Which Online Courses Does She Want to Do Next?Kimberly would now like to take an online course on terrorism and... more


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Not Sure What To Learn About Next? Aditya from India Will Learn Online About Science

We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about practical data science and science writing to tell us about his experience.

Aditya S. from India has attended online science courses before. For example, he has learned about how music is perceived and processed by the brain in an online course (MOOC) offered by Duke University via Coursera.Which Online Courses Does He Want To Do Next?Aditya would now like to take an... more


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Not Sure What To Learn About Next? David from the UK Will Learn Online About Web Development

Learners from all over the world are attending online courses in a broad variety of subjects. We have asked an online student who is planning to learn about web development and SEO to tell us about his experience.

David M. from the UK has attended online courses before. For example, he has learned about search engine optimization (SEO) for beginners on the Udemy platform. He says that he is "a firm believer in online education" and that he plans to do many more online courses.Which Online Courses Does... more


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Earth Science Online Course: How Does the Climate System Work?

A MOOC (massive open online course) offered by the University of Manchester explores how the Earth works. With the course, anyone interested in the climate system and global warming can learn the scientific basics online.

The topic of climate change, also known as global warming, is a controversial one and never far from our everyday headlines. In order to understand the details, it is helpful to have an understanding of how air, land, water and life formed and have interacted on Earth for more than 4.5... more


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E-Psychology: Learn About Wearables in Mental Health Care and Other New Technologies

A free online course (MOOC) by KU Leuven explores the growing use of digital technology in mental health care and psychology. It includes modules on wearables, e-cigarettes, and e-mediation.

With new trends such as wearables to combat mental health disorders, the field of psychology is starting to benefit from digital technology.Belgium´s KU Leuven is ranked as the most innovative university in Europe. It has put together an online course on the edX platform that gives an... more


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Football MOOC Explores the World´s Most Popular Sport (And How It Can Benefit Society)

A free online course by the University of Edinburgh and FutureLearn provides a comprehensive overview of football (soccer). 40,000 learners have already participated in the course.

Football, or soccer, is referred to by many as "the world game". Football is indeed the world’s most popular ball game in terms of numbers of participants and spectators. At the turn of the 21st century, there were approximately 250 million football players and over 1.3 billion people... more


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New MOOCs About Virtual Reality Provide Training for an Exploding VR Job Market

A new series of online courses by the University of London (via Coursera) gives learners a comprehensive overview of virtual reality (VR). We have interviewed the course instructors about their MOOCs.

Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest technologies in the tech community. For example, Facebook recently announced their ambitious goal to "get a billion people in VR". Computer gaming is another huge field for VR applications. Other research focuses on more serious applications such as... more


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Cultural Studies Online: Get to Know Other Cultures by Learning with MOOC Students from Around The World

What is culture? How can you best understand a country´s national identity? This FutureLearn online course explores eight countries and their culture.

Cultural Studies explores culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. It includes elements of language, anthropology, art, and many other scientific areas.It gained in importance in the 1960s through the work of several key scientific scholars in the UK. In today´s digital age, the University... more


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Learn How to Manage Business Contracts (And Don´t Just Leave Them to Lawyers!)

Contracts are the fundamental building block of all business relationships. A free online course by the University of Southampton Business School teaches how to effectively implement and manage contracts.

Whenever two parties interact in the business world, their agreements are contracts. Any relevant business relationship will sooner or later lead to a contract.A large corporation may have tens of thousands of contracts with third parties such as vendors or customers. Instead of just "signing and... more


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Learning Online About the Ancient Practice of Chinese Medicine

The popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine is growing, especially in western countries. A new online course gives a comprehensive introduction to TCM.

As the name suggests, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in China, and its various therapeutic practices were developed over thousands of years. Generally speaking, CM comprises various mind and body practices, as well as herbal remedies, with the aim of treating and preventing a range... more


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Batteries and Fuel Cells for the Cars of Tomorrow: New Online Course on edX

Electric vehicles are likely to be the cars of the future. They require highly efficient batteries. A new online course explains why they are important, and how they work.

The scope of renewable technologies continues to expand, especially in terms of electromobility and energy. Electric vehicles are in high demand, not only in the world´s largest automotive market (China).Therefore, the need to store and efficiently utilize energy is of utmost importance. There is... more


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Are There Fair Solutions to Environmental Problems? This New Online Course Explains the Answer.

Injustice can be a key cause of environmental problems. A new MOOC explores what this means and shows how fair solutions may be created.

Environmental problems such as climate change or deforestation are being widely discussed. In most cases, scientists and politicians focus on the technological solutions to these issues, such as implementing the most efficient renewable energy source.But there may be other aspects... more


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Exploring the "FinTech Revolution" With a New Online Course by Copenhagen Business School

The Finance industry is undergoing a dramatic digital transformation. A new MOOC by leading digitalization experts explores these changes in detail.

The Financial Services industry is changing rapidly. Upcoming FinTech companies from around the world are valued at billions of dollars and threaten the business models of incumbent banks and investment advisors. Digital technology changes the rules of the game everywhere.At the same time,... more


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Thousands of Learners Worldwide Explore the Challenges of Urbanization in This New MOOC

In a previous online course, 20,000 students from 165 countries already learned about urban development. In a new MOOC, students will now explore the examples of Amsterdam, Beijing, and Kampala (Uganda).

Amsterdam´s AMS Institute is managed by three well-known universities. Its main focus is sustainable metropolitan solutions in a rapidly urbanizing world. Challenging topics such as water, waste, energy and mobility play a key role in its activities. With its educational program, it aims to... more


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The Edukatico Learning Schedule: 10 Selected Online Courses in October!

Below is a list of 10 selected video courses from different providers that start in October. Available topics include investment banking, electric cars, Chinese medicine and many more.

Many new high-quality online courses from various providers and universities are being launched in October. Having evaluated the range of courses, we list a selection below.Most of the video courses are offered as MOOCs (massive open online courses), which means you can usually learn for free... more


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Early MOOC Activist George Siemens Launches New Course on Open Education (OER)

George Siemens was one of the first educators engaged in the creation of MOOCs (massive open online courses). In his new online course, he explains the opportunities of open education in the digital world.

One of the most interesting aspects of online education is that digital content can be provided to an unlimited number of learners. With digital technology, letting an additional learner participate in an existing online course will not lead to any additional costs. Open Education is One of... more