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23 January 2019

Start the year with a gift to YOU

Every new year, we all start with some sort of resolutions / promises/ agreements – call them what you may, the premise is the same; it’s to do everything possible to transform ourselves into the best version of us. And how do we do that? We do that by learning… Get a better job by […]

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5 December 2018

Year-End Roundup: Learning and credentials sparklers from 2018

Change is constant….Technology has dramatically altered the way we work, we buy, we live, we learn! There is nothing more satisfying than looking back at the year gone by and acknowledging that: We kept pace with the change We evolved with changing times We developed some of the world’s best in class programs and offerings, […]

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23 September 2018

Social Learning in Practice at IBM

What is social learning and how can it help drive engagement and develop a culture of learning? The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others. Bandura (1977) states: “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely […]

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23 August 2018

IBM announces Data Science Professional Certificate on Coursera

The swelling demand for data scientists coupled with the evident skills gap has implications for the global economy as well as the tech industry. What’s causing it, and what can be done to address it? In 2017, Burning Glass Technologies, Business-Higher Education Forum and IBM came together to produce a report on the demand for data […]

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31 July 2018

Announcing IBM Badges and new specializations on Coursera

While summer months are all about long, lazy days, it’s also the perfect time for skills building. Whether it’s for a new project you’ve undertaken or a new role you aspire to – or even a new hobby that interests you, there’s always something new to learn. With our partnership with Coursera, not only are […]

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13 June 2018

Skills + Recognition = Career enhancement

Start stacking your resume with digital credentials that matter Today, we must constantly hone and enhance our skills to remain relevant in the workforce. As a society, we know we need to rapidly re-skill vast number of people on an ongoing basis to both remain relevant globally and to avoid long periods of high unemployment. […]

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10 April 2018

Get skilled up on the hottest technology today: Blockchain

Blockchain is a shared immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions. A business blockchain, such as IBM Blockchain and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, provides a permissioned network with known identities. And unlike Bitcoin, there is no need for cryptocurrency exchange. Check out IBM Think Academy  : Blockchain, how it works What impact could […]

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23 March 2018

The future of work and the future of learning are converging

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Coursera Partner conference where the theme was, Learners First: Beyond the Campus Walls — all geared towards collectively building a future where anyone, anywhere can transform their life through access to the world’s best education. The conference brought together some of the brightest minds from both academia […]

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23 February 2018

Can MOOCs Solve your IBM Skills Problem ?

Today, leaders in business, government and around the world are grappling with disruptive changes in technology, markets and society – changes that are having a major impact on economies and employment. The primary concern for most business leaders is the skill level of their employees. A survey sponsored by Cisco Systems finds “lack of competent […]

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5 February 2018

IBM Watson Developer Training Now Available!

Global Knowledge is pleased to announce 2 new Watson Development courses IBM Watson Application Development Certification Bootcamp This 3 day intensive intermediate level course reviews the concepts included in the IBM Watson Application Developer Certification exam. You will learn concepts essential to cognitive technologies and the development and administration of applications using the IBM Watson […]

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5 December 2017

Demystifying and learning Blockchain

All of a sudden, there is a lot of buzz around Blockchain and if your technical know-how, like mine is not super high, you must be fairly confused. So, here are some resources to help you understand the concept a little more. Blockchain is a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. Using […]

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18 September 2017

Global Knowledge Announces IBM Training Exclusives

There is really only one way to learn how to do something and that is to do it. If you want to learn to throw a football, drive a car, build a mousetrap, design a building, cook a stir-fry, or be a management consultant, you must have a go at doing it. Throughout history, youths […]

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20 March 2017

Learning gets personal with The IBM Skills Gateway

In support of our community of learners, we launched a refreshed IBM training website last April and immediately delivered value to learners developing IT skills. The new site had a sleek user experience and carefully curated content that went way beyond the traditional formal courses. We have now taken that site and transformed it even […]

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16 March 2017

Mastering Learning as a skill

As we come to the close of the 1st quarter in 2017, we have been exposed to a multitude of publications around top skills and/or  top jobs for 2017.   Here are some stand-outs from my perspective : LinkedIn data reveals the most promising jobs in 2017 Monster’s 5 new collar jobs you could land […]

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2 December 2016

Learning is personal…

In the past, people were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them for as long as they stayed in the same job.  Over time, as job roles morphed and new technologies were introduced, training became essential to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. Let’s fast forward to today, where people are constantly changing […]

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7 December 2015

Innovating learning today for your success tomorrow

Our business landscape today moves at the speed of technology. We live in exponential times and the pace of change is accelerating every single day. To keep up with this change requires constant adaptation which in turn requires radical transformation. It requires us to be innovative with not only our products and the business model […]

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18 December 2014

The changing landscape of learning in today’s workplace

‘What’ represents a workplace has changed… With the innovation of new technologies and constantly evolving styles of communication and management, the modern workplace is drastically different from what it was just a few years ago. But the business world is still changing, perhaps even more quickly now than ever before. According to the IBM Business […]

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18 December 2014

Get ready for the power of analytics in your hands…

What will YOU do with Watson Analytics? We have arrived at a tipping point where the abundance of data, emergence of cloud, advances in analytics, new user experience design and business models mean data-driven decisions can now be an essential, daily and valuable activity for business people. This requires a revolution in analytics technology, helping […]

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