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I have been on the lookout for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that are available now. With freebies or great discounts on online courses or tutoring services, now's the time to strike! Check out the deals below: Coursera Celebrate Black Friday with a free course or first month free on select Specializations. Offer valid until December 4th, while supplies last. FutureLearn Black Friday Offer - 30% off short course upgrades. Use the promo code “BF2020” at checkout to get the discount...
 
LinkedIn recently posted a list of The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now showing which jobs saw the biggest spikes in demand over the past month, along with the roles attracting the most demand overall. The results show a high demand for in-person essential workers, but also those jobs that help companies build a virtual presence - a trend that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, demand is rising for jobs like application developer, search engine optimization (SEO)...
 
MOOC platform edX have announced the launch of an Access for All Scholarship Campaign which will cover 100% of the cost of obtaining verified credentials for all qualifying learners. While the majority of edX courses are free to audit on edx.org, learners have to pay a fee if they choose to gain a verified credential upon completion of a course. Most courses already offer up to a 90% discount on verified certificates to learners who cannot afford to pay the full price, however, a few...
 
The COVID-19 outbreak has meant that most learning has had to move online forcing students and professionals to learn remotely. Although remote learning offers many advantages, one of the biggest challenges faced by online learners is the comparative lack of interaction and community support that tends to happen organically in a physical setting. Community is important in learning, as knowledge is more likely to be retained when learners work and interact with peers, ask questions and gain...
 
Many universities have announced that large classes and lectures will be online-only for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This will undoubtedly pose some challenges for students starting or returning to university this term. Here are the key challenges students are likely to face with online classes along with specific tips on how to overcome them. Technical issues In an online environment, it is highly likely that some study sessions will be interrupted by a...
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