Straight From Business School: Data Analytics


Our MBA Classes are taught by students and graduates of top-20 MBA programs with decades of business experience and are designed for entrepreneurs, high school graduates, and employees of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations around the world. Our classes give you the feel of attending an elite business school right from your home or office, without the cost or admissions requirements of traditional universities. It's never been easier to learn something new. We are creating and consuming more data than ever before and we have the ability to sift through piles of information stored on our servers, databases, computers, tablets, smartphones, and beyond. This data can be used in powerful ways to make strategic decisions that enhance our bottom line and mission.

Articulate Virtual Laboratories for Science and Engineering Education

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Project Summary: The goal of this project is to develop articulate virtual laboratories (AVLs) that teach science and engineering principles by providing scaffolding and coaching students in conceptual design tasks. The educational conjecture we are testing is that articulate virtual laboratories will enable students to (a) learn fundamental principles radically better than they would otherwise and (b) succeed at design tasks that they would otherwise be unable to perform. To test these conjectures, our prototype laboratories will be used by engineering undergraduates from Northwestern University and Oxford University as part of their course work, and by high school students from Evanston Township High School. We believe that articulate virtual laboratories could dramatically improve engineering and science education. Design experience is essential to engineering education, and provides a powerful motivating context for learning fundamental physical principles: One cannot design a jet engine, refrigerator, or power plant without using a broad range of physical principles.

Gamified maths, AI & videos in primary school in Finland


Teachers should use teaching methods that utilize technology in the most efficient way. During action research a motivating learning environment was developed, with a digital learning game and the flipped classroom pedagogy. The target group was first year pupils in a primary school. There were seventeen pupils in the class: nine of them were girls and eight were boys. The experiment was held during five weeks and there was one lesson per week.

MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science opens enrollment


The new MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science, which opened for enrollment today, will help online learners develop their skills in the booming field of data science. The program offers learners an MIT-quality, professional credential, while also providing an academic pathway to pursue a PhD at MIT or a master's degree elsewhere. "There are many online programs that provide a professional overview of data science, but they don't offer the level of detail learners gain from an actual, residential master's program," says Professor Devavrat Shah, faculty director of the program and MIT professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). "This new MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science is bringing the quality, rigor, and structure of a master's-level, residential program in data science at MIT to a wider audience around the world, and at a very accessible price, so people can learn anywhere they are while keeping their day jobs." In all, seven universities will be accepting the new MicroMasters Statistics and Data Science (SDS) credential towards a master's degree, including the Rochester Institute of Technology (United States), Doane University (United States), Galileo University (Guatemala), Reykjavik University (Iceland), Curtin University (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), and RMIT University (Australia).

Number Theory and Cryptography Coursera


About this course: We all learn numbers from the childhood. Some of us like to count, others hate it, but any person uses numbers everyday to buy things, pay for services, estimated time and necessary resources. People have been wondering about numbers' properties for thousands of years. And for thousands of years it was more or less just a game that was only interesting for pure mathematicians. Famous 20th century mathematician G.H. Hardy once said "The Theory of Numbers has always been regarded as one of the most obviously useless branches of Pure Mathematics".