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By: Talia Kolodny, Coursera
Is it possible to boost an online learner’s performance with a simple design adjustment? The D4 (data-driven design decisions) team at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, led by Dr. Adam Fein, is working to answer this question definitively. The team set out to explore whether multimedia quiz feedback can make a positive impact on learning performance. The result of this research reveals an opportunity to help millions of learners across the globe.
So, what’s the secret? Creating short feedback videos for responses to incorrect quiz answers. According to the research, using these videos to share detailed feedback significantly improves learner performance (Fein, 2017).
We remember roughly 25% of what we read. When pictures, graphics or videos are added, knowledge retention is more reliable. Using Richard Mayer’s foundational theory of multimedia learning (Mayer, 2009, 2014), the Illinois research team hypothesized that multimedia feedback would be ideal for online settings. 295 learners in a microeconomics course that missed a question were given immediate feedback. The team measured the feedback’s effectiveness by looking at whether the learner correctly answered a subsequent question on the same topic. A control group only learned whether they were correct or incorrect. From there, three treatments were designed: the first group simply learned the correct answer, the second group learned the answer and received some extra feedback via text. The third group received a multimedia video with feedback.
Here’s what the results showed: a simple confirmation about whether an answer is correct or incorrect doesn’t impact performance. The addition of detailed elaboration feedback made an immediate impact on performance. Learners who received a text narrative explaining the topic were 3.4 times more likely to answer a second question correctly when compared to the control group. Learners who received the short multimedia video covering the topic were 5.3 times more likely to answer a second question correctly when compared to the control group.
These findings were true for all learners, regardless of age, gender, level of education, or language. It was also true across a set of question types that covered the first four levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.
Watch this sample video that was used for feedback in the experiment.
The Coursera platform allows content creators to embed videos in quiz feedback by using the course asset library for each answer response. You can learn more on how to author and edit quizzes in the Coursera Partner Resource Center (log-in required).
Key takeaways for learning design
- Verification feedback alone (correct/incorrect) should only be used to verify a learner’s progress and does not impact the learner’s performance.
- Elaboration (detailed) feedback in response to incorrect answers will have a positive impact on learner performance.
- Multimedia feedback (videos that combine visual and audio elements) can significantly increase learner performance.
Next up for the University of Illinois: examining whether the quality of the multimedia video affects the learner’s performance.
The bottom line: making short, simple videos to improve your courses’ feedback mechanisms can go a long way towards helping your learners master a topic!
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How would you rate your cybersecurity knowledge?
Have you ever wondered how secure your data is or which cybersecurity questions are the most relevant to your work or personal life? We’re here to guide you through the world of cybersecurity and help you figure out what courses you can take to excel in your career or simply feel confident using a computer.
Cybersecurity is a huge field with topics ranging from the highly technical to basic concepts that everyone who uses a computer should know. We all want to do whatever we can to protect our personal data from credit card or identity thieves. Businesses and governments want to avoid being hacked, and perhaps even worse are reports of 1.1 billion records of sensitive data being accidentally published or poor security allowing easy access to credit card information, not to mention DDOS attacks being used to manipulate elections. These days, cybersecurity knowledge is becoming more important for everyone.
What is Cybersecurity?
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 drives, and it’s closing your laptop screen before you get up a little too eagerly when the barista calls your name.
Cybersecurity is the collection of all of the tools and practices for protecting the computers, data, networks, and programs we rely on every day from damage, outage, or unwanted access.
Who needs Cybersecurity?
There’s a lot that goes into cybersecurity, and you probably don’t need to know all of it. The handy graphic below gives a basic idea of who needs to know what sorts of topics based on common job roles.
The Basics: What Everyone Should Know
Whether you use your desktop to send emails and write copy for work or use your phone for social media you are leaving digital footprints for anyone with the know-how to collect and follow. Coursera offers single courses like Cybersecurity and Its Ten Domains from The University System of Georgia to give the casual user a chance to learn the basics of cybersecurity. Usable Security from The University of Maryland, College Park provides the basics and a high-level introduction to how security is designed into systems, networks, and software.
For the executive, entrepreneur, or manager that may need more advanced security knowledge but not necessarily the nuts and bolts cryptography and scripting skills, there’s Cybersecurity for Business from the University of Colorado and Cybersecurity: Developing a Program for Your Business from University System of Georgia.
Intermediate Skills and Knowledge for IT and Developers
Developers can add the skills that ensure security is part of the development process with The University of Colorado’s Secure Software Design Specialization or, for more advanced developers with a background in C programming the University of Maryland offers their course in Software Security.
IT Professionals such as system or network administrators have a number of options for advancing their security knowledge. Practitioners new to cybersecurity may want to start with the Introduction to Cyber Security specialization from The Tandon School of Engineering at New York University which offers a great base of applied knowledge for enterprise cybersecurity. Specific topics in cybersecurity range from University of Colorado’s specializations in the Fundamentals of Computer Network Security or Computer Security and Systems Management up to courses for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) from (ISC).
Advanced Knowledge for Security Professionals
Security professionals who need skills and knowledge that is more advanced than the offerings above may find what they’re looking for in University of Colorado’s Advanced Systems Security Design Specialization. Alternatively, those with an electrical engineering background may find the Hardware Security course from the University of Maryland to be exactly what they need.
Whether you manage enterprise security for a Fortune 500 company or just need to protect your personal information, Coursera offers something to meet your cybersecurity knowledge needs.
Explore more Cybersecurity courses and Specializations here.
Summer is the time to learn! We released over 40 new courses across business, computer science, data science, and more during the past month. Here are our favorites for Coursera for Business from July:
Full-Stack Web Development with React by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Learn front-end and hybrid mobile development, with server-side support, for implementing a multi-platform solution from the creator of some of our most popular computer science specializations.
Music Business by Berklee College of Music – This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business.
Advanced Data Science with IBM by IBM – This specialization teaches you how to process, analyze and model large amounts of structured data in batch and real-time using ApacheSpark as a central data parallel platform with out of the box and add-on parallel machine learning packages.
Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age by University of Toronto – This course will help you navigate how communication has changed, as the traditional rules for speaking and presenting, meeting coordination, influencing people, negotiating and selling ideas no longer apply in a world of skype, messenger, video and teleconference.
Accounting for Decision Making by University of Michigan – This course is especially useful for managers with profit and loss responsibility, individuals at any level who help to form decisions within a company, and individuals seeking to apply to or who have been accepted into an MBA program.
More new content from the past month:
- Building a Toolkit for Your Sales Process, Northwestern University
- Copyright Law in the Music Business, Berklee College of Music
- Financial Reporting Capstone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Innovation Through Design: Think, Make, Break, Repeat, The University of Sydney
- Negociación 4.0, Universidad Austral
- Standardisation, EIT Digital
- Прикладное управление рисками, National Research Tomsk State University
- Человеческий фактор в разработке корпоративных систем, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
- 服務模式的體驗、設計與創新：從痛點到賣點, National Taiwan University
- Addressing Large Hadron Collider Challenges by Machine Learning, National Research University Higher School of Economics
- Cloud Computing Security, University of Colorado System
- Competitive Programmer’s Core Skills, Saint Petersburg State University
- Overview of Advanced Methods of Reinforcement Learning in Finance, New York University Tandon School of Engineering
- Введение в технологию блокчейн, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
- Основы разработки на C++: красный пояс, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
- Additional Tools Used for Data Visualization, Arizona State University
- Probability and Statistics: To p or not to p?, University of London
- Temporal and Hierarchical Data Analysis, Arizona State University
- Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure em Português Brasileiro, Google Cloud
- Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure en Español, Google Cloud
- Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure en Français, Google Cloud
- Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure 日本語版, Google Cloud
- Networking and Security Architecture with VMware NSX, VMware
Math and Logic
- Contenido de las matemáticas de primaria, Universidad de los Andes
- Logic for Economists, University of Amsterdam
- Mathematics for economists, National Research University Higher School of Economics
- Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact – Student Version, Wesleyan University
- Социология медиа, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Physical Science and Engineering
- Modern Robotics, Course 6: Capstone Project, Mobile Manipulation, Northwestern University
- Nuclear Reactor Physics Basics, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
- Monetary Policy in the Asia Pacific, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
With technology increasingly transforming the way we work, companies need deep talent intelligence to stay competitive. This includes understanding how employees’ skill profiles stack up to market, where your skills gaps are, and how to close them.
Since launching Coursera for Business two years ago and partnering with more than 1,400 companies, we’ve seen strong demand for talent measurement insights to power our customers’ learning, staffing, and hiring strategies. Today, we’re thrilled to launch Skills Benchmarking, a powerful new Coursera for Business tool that arms companies with the actionable data they need to develop a strategic workforce transformation agenda.
Skills Benchmarking dashboards are built atop our Skills Graph, which maps a robust hierarchy of skills to the content on the platform, as well as to the careers, companies, and industries that require them. Machine learning models trained on anonymized learning and assessment performance data from Coursera’s vast learner and content base provide a birds-eye view of your company’s talent benchmarks against a defined peer group. You can customize this peer group based on any combination of industry, geographic region, and company size. With this information, Coursera can help tailor a curriculum to your exact learning needs, cultivating strengths and shoring up weaknesses.
Skills Benchmarking also makes it easy to identify top individuals by broad competency areas like Data Science or by more granular skills like Statistics and Machine Learning, along with the individual’s percentile in each skill relative to all Coursera learners.
Companies of all sizes and across industries are taking advantage of this new level of talent insight. Early customers, including Adobe and UNDP, are already using Skills Benchmarking to inform their L&D efforts; they have found it particularly helpful for understanding their competitive talent positioning, and for identifying employees with specific mission-critical skills.
Consider the sample company shown below. Overall, they perform very well in each domain. Zooming in on Data Science, however, reveals specific strengths and areas for growth: while strong in the classical competencies like Statistics and Data Visualization, the company is weaker than its peers in Machine Learning. Since Machine Learning is a crucial application of Data Science today, this company changed its L&D strategy and is now doubling down on strengthening its employees skills in that area.
This is just one example of how companies are already using Skills Benchmarking. The release arms a range of businesses, from brick-and-mortars undergoing digital transformation to software startups, with the numbers they need to understand and develop their talent. As tech advancement continues to force skills, jobs, and the people that hold them to change and advance, we’re advancing our own technology to facilitate those crucial transformations.
Skills Benchmarking will become widely available to customers over the next few months.
Want to learn more about how Skills Benchmarking can inform your L&D strategy? Reach out to us today.
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Here’s a roundup of new Specializations and courses on Coursera, brought to you by top universities and leading companies from all over the world. Learn foundational data science skills from IBM, machine learning with Google Cloud, and Blockchain from the experts at the University at Buffalo. Explore the list and start learning today:
1. Blockchain Specialization – The State University of New York & University at Buffalo
Blockchain is a revolutionary new technology and demand for blockchain talent is rising rapidly. In the new Blockchain Specialization taught by Dr. Bina Ramamurthy of the University at Buffalo, you’ll learn how to design and implement smart contracts, methods for developing decentralized applications on the blockchain, and much more.
“We encourage anybody curious about the blockchain technology to join these courses, even if they are not developers. You never know, this may be the technology that takes you from a casual observer to an involved developer of the technology!” – Dr. Bina Ramamurthy
2. Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Finance Specialization – New York University
Machine Learning (ML) is one of the fastest growing fields today. Financial institutions continue to implement ML solutions to understand how markets work, access data, and forecast trends. In this new Specialization, you’ll learn the algorithms and tools needed to predict financial markets and how to use ML to solve financial problems.
“Machine Learning gives you more tools in comparison to traditional financial models. When you know both, your abilities quadruple.” – Instructor Igor Halperin
Become an IBM-approved expert in massive parallel data processing, data visualization, and advanced machine learning & deep learning. Through course projects, you’ll build fully scalable end to end data integration, machine learning and deep learning pipelines using the most prominent and widely used frameworks and technologies.
Lak Lakshmanan is a Big Data & Machine Learning Tech Lead at Google and helped create this Specialization to give developers a lens into how Google does Machine Learning. We asked him, “After completing this Specialization, what will learners be able to add to their resume?”
“Aside from building skills in TensorFlow and practical ML, learners will be able to add a project to their resume to show they can walk the walk. The Specialization includes practical working ML models that serve batch or online predictions. Being able to put a link to a working ML model like ML Poetry or Babyweight beats buzzwords on a resume at any time.” – Lak Lakshmanan
This Specialization is the perfect test-prep for the Unity Certified Expert: Gameplay Programmer exam. It includes five courses designed to challenge you with a series of realistic programming problems in Unity video-game projects, the kind true gameplay programming experts face every day.
Each challenge is inspired by one or more of the topics covered in the Expert Gameplay Programmer exam, and by the end of this Specialization, you will have had extensive, guided practice in the programming skills needed to pass this exam.
6. Applied Data Science Specialization – IBM
This is an action-packed Specialization for data science enthusiasts who want to acquire practical skills for real-world data problems. It appeals to anyone interested in pursuing a career in Data Science and already has foundational skills (or has completed the Introduction to Applied Data Science Specialization). If you don’t know Python, no problem, the first course in the Specialization is beginner friendly and will take you through the basics.
7. Data Visualization Specialization – Arizona State University
Visual representations generated by statistical models help us make sense of large, complex datasets through interactive exploration. This Specialization covers techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations based on principles from graphic design, visual art, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science to enhance the understanding of complex data.
This course is part of the fully-online accredited Master of Computer Science degree program from Arizona State University. If you are accepted into the program, you could get credit for course.
8. Managing Major Engineering Projects – University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is ranked in the top 100 in the world for engineering and technology. In their new Managing Major Engineering Projects Specialization, you will be exposed to best practices for planning and delivering major engineering projects. You’ll gain a deep understanding of project management which will prepare you to deliver these projects and progress your career into this area.
9. Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore – Google Daydream
Dive into the world of augmented reality (AR) with Google Daydream. This course will break down complex AR concepts to make them easy to understand, while also sharing expert tips and knowledge from Daydream’s ARCore team. The course is great for beginners who are just getting started with AR or ARCore.
10. Mathematics for Machine Learning – Imperial College London
Build a solid foundation in mathematics geared towards machine learning and data science and enter the field of AI with confidence. This Specialization will help you bridge the gap between mathematics, machine learning, and data science, as you learn from one of the top-10 ranked schools in the world.
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This affordable Ivy League degree doesn’t require any background in computer science and is a launchpad for pivoting into a career in tech.
In the US, there are currently 10 times more computing jobs available than there are students graduating with computer science degrees to fill them. Demand for specialized trained workers across all industries is growing rapidly. Efforts are being made to introduce computer literacy skills at a younger age, but there’s also a need to create better opportunities for adults who might want to make a significant change in their careers or upskill to meet the changing demands of their jobs.
At Coursera, we’ve heavily invested in online degrees to address this growing need. Today, we’re excited to launch the first Ivy League degree on Coursera. The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Computer and Information Science has partnered exclusively with us to bring their on-campus Master of Computer and Information Technology program online. The MCIT Online is Penn Engineering’s first online master’s degree and the only Ivy League graduate computer science degree that has absolutely no computer science prerequisites. For the first time, anyone – even those with a degree outside the field of computer science – can pursue this valuable credential on their own time and from their own home.
As a part of our broader degree initiative, we’re partnering with leading universities around the world to make high-quality, affordable degrees more accessible than ever before. We’ve been overwhelmed by the popularity of these programs and are committed to continuing to build out the number of game-changing degrees available on our platform. Students are taking to them, too – our iMBA program from the University of Illinois recently graduated its first class and has a 93% rate of retention.
MCIT Online confers the same degree as the on-campus MCIT but at roughly a third of the cost ($26,300). The degree consists of six core courses and four electives and blends computer science theory and applied, project-based learning, and is available entirely on Coursera’s interactive platform. Students will be able to connect and collaborate with a diverse and inclusive community no matter where they are located in the world via our multi-platform learning experience. Over 80% of degree students on Coursera access their classes via our mobile app.
We’re proud to partner with Penn to build a new kind of degree. Students around the world can now pursue an Ivy League graduate diploma, while continuing to work and advance their careers. Building greater flexibility means greater access, and greater access means more opportunity for professionals everywhere.
The first cohort of the ten-course degree program will start in January 2019. Go here to learn more and apply now.
After honing his business skills in the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois on Coursera, Chris Moriarity turned his idea into action, founding The Million Waves Project, a nonprofit organization that recycles plastic from the ocean into prosthetic hands for people who need them. Read an excerpt from an his recent interview about his work with Illinois’ Gies College of Business below:
“It’s serendipity. Being part of the iMBA program has helped change how I run The Million Waves Project and how I present it to others. Now I know all the probabilities and production frontiers. I’ve been helping other people run their businesses for a long, long time, but I learned more about stats through this iMBA program than in my entire previous careers. Now I can prove all the things I was saying.” Moriarity conceived the idea of The Million Waves overnight in April, and two weeks later, it debuted. The project takes reclaimed ocean plastic and uses it to 3D-print custom prosthetic limbs for children. The project currently has produced 16 limbs across the world; the first prosthetic hand will be given to a 9-year-old Seattle girl on July 17. He had been searching for an iMBA program for “years and years and years,” and said he chose Gies’ because of its high ranking and because it conformed to his Midwest roots. “I feel like Illinois was a choice that I made 100 percent myself, and I picked the school because that’s what I wanted,” Moriarity said. “It was a perfect fit for my lifestyle and something that was in line with my cultures and my beliefs. . . . I’ve always been confused by people that treat their education like a punishment. How lucky am I that I’m able to get a new skill set while I’m doing all these other things that I want to do.” You can also learn more about his incredible work in this brief video that appeared on Seattle’s King 5 news station:
Learn what an iMBA can do for your career. The early admissions deadline is August 31 so get started today.
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Coursera for Refugees brings transformational learning to vulnerable populations around the world. Since 2016, the program has brought free access to Coursera’s full catalog to more than 11,000 refugee learners.
Yazan is a student, volunteer, and community leader from Syria who is building a new life in Germany. He participates in Coursera for Refugees through Kiron Open Higher Education. Here’s Yazan’s story, in his own words:
As the war in Syria became worse and worse it became clear that I had to leave. I left with nothing more than the clothes on my back, the shoes on my feet, and some personal belongings in a shoulder bag.
It has been three years since I arrived in Germany, and while so much has changed, one of the feelings I love most is having my identity back. Today, I look in the mirror and see myself with a smile again. My reflection shows a 26-year-old Syrian man from Damascus, a guy who believes in himself and his future, a man who values good people, hard work and education.
As I resettled into my new community, I started working with an integration program called “New Land” and only a year after the program had been developed, we won first prize in best integration programs for refugees in Saxony-Anhalt. I was doing so much for my community, for my fellow Syrians and for the betterment of Germany’s integration issues all at once. I was on cloud nine, and while it was hard to step away from all of this excitement, I know I needed to focus on myself in order to keep helping others. And the only way I knew how to do that, was to keep learning.
My studies were always very important to me, and I was crushed to stop them when I left home. Thanks to Kiron, I was able to keep learning through access to Coursera.
One of my favorite courses is Philosophy, Science and Religion by The University of Edinburgh. To me, these are some of the most interesting and important topics in the world. After a few years of learning and putting my education first, I was accepted to Bard College, where I will earn a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought.
I’m relieved by the thought of staying in one place for a few years, and by being able to access lots of books and knowledge about history and philosophy. One day, I hope to start my own business. For now, my education comes first. I want to read everything, and absorb all I can! There are certainly a lot of things I miss about my old life, but it is in this new life, one filled with good people, great opportunities and endless possibilities that I feel I am finally home.
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It’s been over a year now since I started using Coursera and I can say with certainty that my computer science skills have vastly improved. I’m pursuing a Bachelor in Information Technology from Mumbai University. When I started using Coursera, I was interested in job opportunities as a software developer and was hoping to get interviews at the top multinational corporations that visit our campus.
Companies usually start visiting our college campus every June to offer full-time positions, so that pushed me to start preparing for interviews. I decided to use Coursera as one of my tools. I took Algorithmic Toolbox Specialization, Data Structures, Algorithms on Graphs, and Programming for Everybody.
These courses were instrumental in arming me with the knowledge I needed to truly understand core concepts. They were descriptive and the assignments were challenging. The content was high-quality and the course structure ensured good flow and understanding by building on previous concepts. All the knowledge from world-class instructors being made available to millions of people across the globe is truly amazing.
The computer science courses I took on Coursera helped me land my dream job as a software developer at a FinTech company. It was a really proud moment for me. I’m going to start working there full-time after I graduate.
I would like to thank everyone who teaches on Coursera for the incredible service they’re providing that I’m sure is helping thousands of other students like me.
We’re excited to share a round-up of the newest courses and Specializations in the Coursera catalog so you can learn from the world’s top universities and leading companies anytime, anywhere. Whether you want to become a sales expert or learn how to be happier by taking the most popular course ever offered at Yale University, we’ve got you covered. Start your summer off right with a new course or Specialization:
1. The Art of Sales: Mastering the Selling Process – Northwestern University
Selling is a critical skill that will accelerate your success at work and is useful for someone in any field. Craig Wortmann, Specialization instructor and clinical professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University will teach you the tools needed to become a high performing seller.
“I know some people shy away from the word “selling” and that’s okay, call it whatever you’d like. You’re still trying to influence an outcome – whether it’s selling a product, or doing well in a job interview, honing these skills will benefit anyone and everyone.” – Craig Wortmann
2. Crisis at the Border Teach-Out – University of Michigan
The American media has extensively covered the controversy surrounding the Trump Administration’s implementation of a “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The policy has resulted in the detention of migrant families seeking asylum in the United States and has separated children from their families.
This Teach-Out will help you focus on key dimensions central to this issue, providing context on the policy, legal, and health implications of the family separation and detainment policies – and what the new Executive Order may mean for the future.
3. The Science of Well-Being – Yale University
Yale’s most popular course is now available on Coursera and will give you strategies to be happier. Taught by Yale professor Laurie Santos, this course will not only help you learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy, but will also help you put those strategies into practice.
4. 10,000 Women: Assessing Your Business Growth Potential – Goldman Sachs
Since 2008, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative has provided thousands of women with business education and networking opportunities that would otherwise have been impossible to access. Now, women entrepreneurs around the world can sign up for the program on Coursera and gain access to quality business education without cost.
5. The Business of Health Care – The University of Pennsylvania
The employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Develop the skills you’ll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field and learn from experts in health care management and policy.
6. Foundations of Global Health – Johns Hopkins University
This Specialization will teach you the foundational building blocks of global health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Packed with skill-building projects, you’ll analyze health systems, propose primary health care intervention, and develop community health training plans.
7. Fundraising & Development – UC Davis
Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves, yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to advance your career in the high-demand field of fundraising and development.
8. Understanding Modern Finance – The American Institute of Business and Economics & The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
This Specialization will prepare you to understand and use the applications of financial ideas, concepts, models, strategies, and tools. Through four courses and a final project, you will learn about the theory and practice of capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, project valuation, and managerial accounting.
9. Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education – UC San Diego
This Specialization will teach you the computing concepts you need to know and help you explore and evaluate lesson plans and resources to prepare you for teaching computer science. You’ll learn technical knowledge and the pedagogical approach so you can make it possible for every student to learn and be successful in computer science.
10. Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control – Northwestern University
Learn the most important concepts in modern robotics and study the kinematics, dynamics, motion planning, and control of mobile robots and robot arms. You’ll test software on a free state-of-the-art cross-platform robot simulator, and have an authentic programming experience with industrial robot manipulators without purchasing expensive hardware.