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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…
Families in Kibera slum, Nairobi, were given two weeks before their houses, shops and schools were demolished by bulldozers at the end of July to make way for a $20 million new dual-carriageway. The demolition plan included the following schools, with the following numbers of pupils, about to take their end-of-term exams. Egesa Children Centre…
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…
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…
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…
A new GEM Report Fellowship programme has just been launched thanks to the support of the Open Society Foundations. The Fellowship aims to strengthen the evidence base on comparative education. The first call for fellowships has just been put online with applications expected by September 28. Such calls will be issued twice a year with…
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…
 The Principal, Neander International School, Epe, Lagos, Mr. Idris Agbaje has urged parents in the country to look inward and embrace indeginous schools that offer quality education with standard facilities. Continue reading Educationist urges parents to appreciate indigenous schools at Vanguard News.
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake, counterfeit, sub-standard and expired drugs worth N650 million in Kaduna. Continue reading NAFDAC destroys N650m counterfeit goods in Kaduna at Vanguard News.
The Ekiti State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Mrs. Emmanuella Okpongete has made a passionate appeal to host communities on the need to treat corps members as their own wards. Continue reading Treat Corps Members as your own, NYSC begs Host Communities at Vanguard News.

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