data science

25 April 2021

Using Education to Build skills for Social inclusion Globally: IBM at Coursera Conference 2021

Improving the job market prospects and quality of work for those disadvantaged needs to be a focus for government agencies, higher education institutions and industry partners alike. Concerted and focused efforts are needed to improve outreach, quality and relevance of education and training, and improve the pathways to the world of work. Given the heterogeneity […]

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14 April 2021

Introducing IBM skill badges on edX

IBM skills are recognized and valued around the world. IBM skill badges on edX are detailed, verifiable, and digital credentials that profile the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in your course. Badges can be easily shared on your professional profiles and are a great way to let your networks know your latest skills and capabilities. […]

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1 March 2021

IBMs Popular Data Science Programs Now Available in Multiple Languages

The pandemic is accelerating the technological trends that were already changing the future of work: Automation, as technology creates new ways of doing work that once required human intervention Digitization, in which a 8 in 10 jobs now require digital skills Hybridization, where jobs combine skill sets that traditionally did not need to co-exist. For eg: […]

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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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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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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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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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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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19 February 2019

New IBM Skills Training to Get Clients Up & Running on AI

We are at an inflection point.  Data Science and AI technologies are not just a continuum of old technologies. They represent a complete paradigm shift that take us from a deterministic world to a probabilistic world, increasing the potential to profoundly change human society, and to become a new engine of economic development. Around the world, […]

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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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