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Google has unveiled plans to use its Squared Online course to disrupt the education system, as it says it is “successfully” merging classroom and online learning styles, something it claims rival tech firms have failed to do.
“Squared Online bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry. It offers a more experiential learning experience,” says Shuvo Saha, director of the Google Digital Academy.
The course focuses on digital marketing and is split into five modules which look at disruption, how tech is changing businesses, the rise of social and mobile, data analytics and insights.
Squared Online originally began as a face-to-face class, but the tech giant soon realised it needed more scale and so decided to create an online interactive classroom. To do this it collaborated with Avado, a professional coaching company.
This allowed it to move from 30 people attending classes three to four times a year to working with up to 400 people at a time, in a much more collaborative way.
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Is being prolific a requirement for being creative? No, not at all. Many great writers and artists create their master works, and then are done. Others, are more prolific.
Until you grasp Turing’s theory of computability, Coase’s theorem of transaction costs, Bell’s law of computer classes, Baldwin and Clarke’s concept of modularity, and Nakamoto’s law of the distributed ledger, you’re not prepared to lead a digital company.
The young man told them their ideas were horrible. He was a marketing expert and had a crystal clear vision in his head of what they should do. Here he was, telling them how he’d succeeded,, and no…
What most people think of as their “reputation” is really just a narrow bounds of permissible behavior that the people around them will tolerate.
As a foreign language teacher, I am always looking for innovative ways to allow my students to demonstrate what they have learned.
I want students to be able to choose a tool that brings out their creative side and, as a result, leads to a more authentic and meaningful learning experience.
Because learning a language can be difficult, I try to design a variety of activities and projects that will provide students with practice and unique opportunities to develop their language skills through the creation of their projects.
Leaked internal emails appear to show employees at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies calling for “celebration” over price hikes of cancer drugs, an investigation has revealed. Staff at Aspen Pharmacare reportedly plotted to destroy stocks of life-saving medicines during a price dispute with the Spanish health service in 2014.
People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.
Over the past couple years I've realized that talent truly is overrated -- it's the mentally tough people who succeed in life.
Hobbies are great for relieving stress. But did you know that hobbies can also boost your intelligence? If even the busiest entrepreneurs and billionaires can make time for hobbies, so can you. Here…
Note to self: Time for a hoppy
Why do you blog? You want your content to be discovered and read by as many people as possible, right? Every day, people are bombarded with more content than they will ever have time to read. Most…
Every time you publish a post on LinkedIn, your connections will see an alert in their notifications.
Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it. "With a little help," Bloch says, "the brain may be able to help itself."
The push for educational technology exists within a broader political, economic, ideological, and technological context. The all-too-common ignorance of this context and the subtleties of learning itself may prove problematic for edtech — and higher education's future.
We use them to try to “get to know” people. It doesn’t work.
So great is people’s confidence in their ability to glean valuable information from a face to face conversation that they feel they can do so even if they know they are not being dealt with squarely. But they are wrong.