Tag Archive: Coursera

Nov 08

Why Virtual Classes can be Better Than Real Ones

An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school. BY BARBARA OAKLEYILLUSTRATION BY FRANCESCO IZZOOCTOBER 29, 2015 http://nautil.us/issue/29/scaling/why-virtual-classes-can-be-better-than-real-ones (all credit to Barbara and Francesco, this article was originally posted here) I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor …

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May 30

A second chance to take Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

MOOC money request

A few days late, and perhaps a dollar short, I’d like to pass along the announcement of the second offering of Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, by Case Western Reserve University. The second running of this course started May 15th, but you can still join today if you want to participate (here is the link). …

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Apr 30

Now On-demand: Foundations of Business Strategy

University of Virginia's Foundations of Business Strategy

It just got a whole lot easier to take the best business school MOOC I have come across yet – University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Foundations of Business Strategy is now available on-demand!   As you can see in my review of Foundations of Business Strategy, I would give this course a 10 …

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Mar 08

MOOC MBA March Madness: Coursera and NovoEd’s March roster

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

As a former Big Ten student, I know March Madness might consume a disproportionate amount of your time and energy this month.  However, for those of you looking to improve your business skills with free MBA and  business school MOOCs, here are a few new courses I recommend taking a closer look at this month …

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Feb 28

Coursera Specialization: the mini-MBA

coursera speacializations

For those of you making your own free MBAs out of MOOCs, I would like to bring to your attention Coursera’s new(ish) concept: Coursera Specializations.     What is a Coursera Specialization? Coursera Specializations are kind of like my DIY MBA, but perhaps a bit smaller.  Whereas my MBA project consisted of 12 courses, the …

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Dec 23

Merry Christmas from Homemade MBA (and Stanford!)

Christmas present

‘Tis the season, so here is my (slightly early) Christmas present to you other Homemade MBA-ers out there! Okay, fine, I’ll admit it – I actually am just re-gifting Stanford University’s recent release of fantastic MBA MOOCs that you should take as part of your do it yourself MBA projects!   Although there are many …

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Oct 22

MBA MOOCs from Stanford Online

Stanford Online

World-class academic powerhouse Stanford is leading the way in the MOOC revolution.  They offer a diverse range of classes on both business and non-business topics.  Stanford also splits their MOOC courses on various platforms including Coursera and NovoEd, so you have the chance to experience more than one MOOC platform as well.  I highly recommend …

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Oct 06

M is for Massive, but don’t Misuse My MOOCs

Those of you who have followed my Homemade MBA project know I have completed many business MOOCs to make my own MBA.  As a result of taking so many MOOCS, I am on a lot of University email lists.  Just this week, I received two very different emails showcasing both the beautiful and beastly possibilities …

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Sep 13

NovoEd’s Business Courses: Why Pay?

In their recent September newsletter, NovoEd published their latest list of MOOC course offerings.  A few items of interest included some promising business courses for you homemade MBA makers out there. New NovoEd online business course MOOCs that may pique your interest: Writing a Successful Business Plan Startup CEO Storytelling at Work   Writing a …

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Sep 06

On-demand: The Future of Learning with MOOCs

As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gain more momentum and credibility, people are beginning to consider the impact of on-demand learning to both the college experience and professional development.   In a great article titled “The Future of Professional Development: Online, Free, and Just-in-Time,” by Jeff Selingo, the author of College (Un)Bound, we consider the …

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