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MoocLab Newsletter - August 2019
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August 2019​

Introducing the World’s Top Trending Career Skills

Top trending skills and the courses that will help you master them
This year, MOOC platform Coursera introduced the Coursera Global Skills Index (GSI) highlighting the world’s top trending career skills. The first edition of the GSI ranks 60 countries and 10 industries across Business, Technology, and Data Science.. Read on to find out more ►

How MOOCs Help you Master the Skills Employers Want

Gain the specific skillset that is required for your job
According to Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development and the Future of Work, a 2018 report by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 83% of organizations have skills gaps with the biggest gaps noted in communication, critical thinking, and managerial and supervisory skills.. Continue reading ►

Moving towards an International Standard for MOOC Credentials

Creating international portable MOOC credentials for lifelong learners
The aim is to lay the foundations for a new international credential for universities to meet the needs of lifelong learners globally and comes in response to demand from learners to develop new knowledge, skills and competencies from shorter, recognised and quality-assured courses, which can also be used to earn traditional university qualifications. Read on to find out more ►

How MOOCs Can Help Students Prepare for University

Get uni-ready with free online courses from top universities
MOOCs cover a wide range of topics and can be a valuable tool for students looking to go to university by offering a way to try out different fields of interest as well as giving students a firsthand experience of what it might be like to study at the university offering the course. Read on to find out more ►


We're approaching the next technological revolution: 5G will have a huge impact on economies & industries across the globe. The new Professional Certificate by The Linux Foundation on edX provides an overview of what 5G is & the tools driving its evolution. Continue reading ...

New courses in Business, Health, Cloud Computing, Data Science & More. Discover the 10 top ranked courses launched on Coursera in June 2019 - all available to enroll in now Browse Courses ►

MOOC platform edX recently announced the launch of its first online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in partnership with Boston University Questrom School of Business. The program, which is offered 100% online, is designed and delivered by the same faculty members who teach on-campus and can be completed part-time in as little as two years at the reduced price of $24,000. Find out more ►

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Curated collections of courses help learners choose the learning track that advances their career goals.​

The tech industry is dominated by men, but some of the world’s biggest education tech brands have women at the helm. What do these women have in common? They’re all former teachers​

It doesn’t matter which college you go to or what field your career is in; e-learning platforms can augment your skill set. Five experts on why massive online open courses are the way forward - Issue Date: Jul 22, 2019​

It doesn’t matter which college you go to or what field your career is in; e-learning platforms can augment your skill set. Five experts on why massive online open courses are the way forward - Issue Date: Jul 22, 2019​

Once fully implemented, learners will be able to search the edX platform for specific videos and texts (each of which will be meta-tagged in a detailed manner), instead of needing to progress through the entire course to get what they’re looking for.​

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Carolyn from MoocLab

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