Future of Work

5 October 2020

IBM Launches New Collar Professional Certificates on Coursera

A new IBM study of global C-suite executives revealed that nearly six in ten responding organizations had accelerated their digital transformations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participating businesses are seeing more clearly the critical role people play in driving their ongoing change. Leaders surveyed called out organizational complexity, inadequate skills, and employee burnout as the […]

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26 August 2020

Is Data Science your professional North Star?

Many of us are being forced to address our academic or professional careers amid the coronavirus pandemic in a way that feels unsettling and very scary. However, change can be good: it pushes us to grow and forces us to consider paths that may not have been viable options before. “As the saying goes, as […]

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3 August 2020

IBM awards its three millionth digital badge (and disrupts the labor market in five big ways)

IBM has recently issued its three millionth digital badge! What started out as a simple idea to attract talent has turned into the most influential IT credential program in the world. Now, IBM has issued its three millionth badge and hosts about 2,500 activities where badges are issued. The idea was born in a conference […]

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23 June 2020

Quickly learn the basics of AI for business with IBM AI Foundations for Business specialization

Business Professionals, get up to speed quickly on the basics of AI, machine learning and AI strategies with IBM’s new three course specialization on Coursera! Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming an important part of business operations for many enterprises. This growth is mostly due to the rise of cloud computing, which […]

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22 June 2020

Increase your employability: Become an intentional Super Learner

The COVID-19 pandemic with the social distancing guidelines has established a new normal, a situation which has given us the time to slow down and create a new way of working. A norm that has impacted the global workforce equally encouraged us to re-evaluate our habits and encourage the adoption of new skills by becoming […]

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11 June 2020

Announcing the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate on Coursera

Whether you are a new graduate starting in your career, recently unemployed because of pandemic-related shutdowns, or someone who has been on the job hunt for a while, the post-pandemic job market will be unfamiliar terrain. New economic realities and the highest unemployment rate in generations have changed the landscape of getting hired. Now, more […]

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26 May 2020

IBM Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Professional Certificates on edX

Thanks to COVID-19, the future of work is here. Work, as we know, it has temporarily changed completely. From where, to how, and to some extent, even what our work entails has transformed dramatically in the past three months. As the health guidelines that dictate our lives change on an everyday basis, so does our […]

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28 April 2020

Get ‘job ready’ for the economic recovery on the horizon

Strengthen your resume with the right skills and credentials   The sudden emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to economies, businesses, and workers worldwide. As the world takes action to contain COVID-19 transmissions and “flatten the curve,” physical distancing measures are the first line of defense—and they have profoundly altered the rhythms […]

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24 April 2020

The Data Scientist versus the Data Analyst

A common question that I get from my students is that: “what is the difference between a Data Analyst and a Data Scientist?” I would argue that the task at hand differs. It differs because being a data scientist does not make one master of the universe. When we say data science is team-work, it […]

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25 March 2020

European Commission: Digital Learning Stakeholder Workshop

European Commission Workshop with Stakeholders Experts from all over Europe and from a wide range of domains related to digital education discussed the future of digital education and learning. They met  during the European Commission stakeholder workshop that took place on 3-4 March 2020 in Brussels. During the workshop, the stakeholders explored and identified opportunities how […]

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19 March 2020

To the aspiring learner that had the carpet yanked from beneath their feet

Let’s begin with a breathing exercise Inhale from your belly not the lungs. Exhale for a long time…count to four and continuously exhale the CO2 while counting to four. Pause breathing…don’t inhale, count to 4…now inhale while counting to 4…hold it for a count of 4 and exhale ever so slowly…empty out all of the […]

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27 February 2020

New volume: How IBM used badges to connect on-the-job learning to academic credit

In collaboration with IBM, Northeastern University gained recognition as the first academic institution to articulate workplace digital badges for college credit. Now, a new volume, titled Credentials for a new era of work and learning: Lessons and recommendations from industry leaders, highlights the IBM/Northeastern program and shows others how to create similar programs. The volume […]

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25 February 2020

Stack up and Stand Out from the competition

The World Economic Forum predicts that the digital revolution will transform the future of work and the workplace: as many as 133 million new jobs will be created, but 75 million jobs are likely to be eliminated. This “job churn” will eventually impact a quarter of all work and will be concentrated in a set newly […]

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19 February 2020

LinkedIn’s Top 10 emerging jobs around the globe may (not) surprise you

When you look at LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, you may say to yourself, “Maybe we should just drop the IT from information technology jobs.” Jobs, increasingly, have an IT component, and that trend is likely to increase in the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). The LinkedIn Emerging Jobs analysis […]

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25 January 2020

New decade: New you! Use your 2020 goals to envision the future you want

As the calendar flips to a new year, nearly every single one of us makes a conscious effort to think about what we would like to change in the coming year. It may not always be in the form of a new year resolution; it also could be thinking about your word of the year […]

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23 January 2020

The Rise of Assessment Tech in Learning and Development

On an ASU-GSV panel, a professor from a distinguished university told the audience, “I wouldn’t hire any of my students based on a diploma. I would require a pre-hire assessment.” It was a bold, honest statement, mirrored by thought leaders like Ryan Craig who argue “Colleges continue to act as though they’re preparing students for […]

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5 November 2019

Lifelong learning is the key to your future

Using a growth mindset with continuous learning to transition from jobs to super jobs As the nature of human work changes in the emerging technological context, a new workforce is set to emerge, requiring diverse skills. Innovating and succeeding in this continually evolving landscape provides executives with a unique challenge. To drive innovation using new […]

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23 September 2019

Announcing NEW IBM Professional Certificates on Coursera

Josh Bersin states in his article Career Management goes mission critical ; “One of the most disruptive changes in the world of work is the new way we manage our careers. Only a few decades ago people relied on their employers for a career. Today this has radically changed, giving birth to a new set […]

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