Selected blogs from the world of online education. If you know of one that should be listed here please let us know!
By Shobita Thomas, Product Manager As we’ve talked with our learners about their career goals over the past few years, we’ve noticed a theme. Many of you say that you know where you want to go in your career, but aren’t sure what you need to learn to get there; or that you’ve taken one […]
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The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious -- and melting. Using advanced technology, scientists are revealing its secrets for the first time, and what they've found is amazing: hidden under the ice sheet is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Does this water stay there, or does it find its way out to the ocean and contribute to global sea level rise? Join glaciologist Kristin Poinar for a trip to this frozen, forgotten land to find out.
After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer -- but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human design to fight cancer, why not use nature's? In this quick talk, Wayne explains how her lab is creating nanoparticle treatments that bind to immune cells, your body's first responders, to precisely target cancer cells without damaging healthy ones.
Over the past month, we’ve been working on something very special: an all-new look for our courses! We’ve listened to your suggestions, added some cool ideas of our own and poured it all into what could be the biggest update in busuu history. Why did we do it? We wanted to make your learning experience
Let’s take off! Another year, another busuu beach. Last week we went on our annual team trip to… the Greek island of Crete – woohoo! After a 3.5 hour flight, our team of over 50, along with our mascot (the magical blow up unicorn) arrived in Chania. Once we got there we were greeted by
So, another year has passed and the busuu team is off again on its annual ‘busuu beach’ holiday. This time, we’ve come to the Greek island of Crete. We’re spending a few days in the sun to get some team bonding in before the end of the year – very important, I think everyone would
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an important way to make your projects "go cloud." However, many real-world projects don't fit so neatly into one category. When it comes to projects that require flexible scenarios and come with lots of specific requirements, I've found Azure Virtual Machines to be a good choice for deployment. In this post, we will look at deploying multiple virtual machines (VMs) on Azure to improve availability and scalability using an Azure Resource Manager Template or VM scale sets.
|App Service||Scalable Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, and Logic Apps for any device|
|Cloud Services||Highly available, scalable n-tier cloud apps with more control of the OS|
|Virtual Machines||Customized Windows and Linux VMs with complete control of the OS|
It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As he shares in this short, funny and inspirational talk, seniors are increasingly indulging their entrepreneurial instincts -- and seeing great success.
"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism." A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring -- and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. "One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity," Shafak says.
Nature – beautiful and incredibly complex. Diving into the microscopic behavior of matter on the atomic level opens a world which is fascinating, yet impossible to describe in an exact manner. Quantum physicsists must therefore equip themselves with a “toolbox” of methods that enable an approximate, yet in many cases very satisfactory, description of nature’s […]
By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera Today, it’s estimated that there are more than half a million IT support positions open in the U.S. That demand is set to grow as the digital skills gap widens by 12 percent between 2014 and 2024. Many of these open roles don’t require a college degree, but they […]
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We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.
Our third episode of Inside the Cloud is all about Microsoft Azure. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the host of new services and updates on Azure Security, Migration, and Storage recently announced on Microsoft Azure following its annual Ignite conference, held last month in Orlando. Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud platform continues to be a strong choice for companies like Dun & Bradstreet, Geico, and recently, Bank of America, who want to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud even while maintaining some on-premises infrastructure for legacy applications. With the new announcements, it’s clear that Microsoft is continuing to focus on strengthening its Azure cloud platform as it works to keep pace with its main competitor, Amazon Web Services. Ben Lambert, our resident Microsoft Azure expert, will dig into the top 10 Azure announcements that you need to know about, including:
Our English-speaking users can already use the Google Assistant and busuu to learn Spanish. We are now ready for German and French speakers! Check out our brand new English course for the Google Assistant. The Google Assistant is a conversation between you and Google. You can now prompt the Google Assistant in French (“Parler à
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