Sunday, May 7, 2017

EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers - Sri Ravipati, Campus Technology

Massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX launched a new line of programs that are designed to build or advance critical skills for in-demand careers like software development and data science. Professional Certificate programs “provide learners with a more immediate path to reskill or upskill quickly in order to advance their career or position themselves for a new job,” according to the announcement. Each offers a series of courses created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, focusing on job competencies and professional development in fields like computer science, data science and digital marketing. According to the edX announcement, “certificates are endorsed by corporations like HSBC, GitHub and The North Face, and recognized for real career relevancy.”

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