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By: MIT Open Learning | October 27th, 2021
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It's no surprise that data science savvy professionals are in high demand in today's job market. With a 650% increase in data science jobs since 2012, now is the time to familiarize yourself with data science and other key topics in computer science.

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By: MIT Open Learning | June 7th, 2021
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Seven Networking Tips for online learners, from MIT and beyond - For working professionals and job hunters, building a professional networking has historically been a key selling point for investment in traditional in-person continuing education or workforce training. This focus on networking is not surprising, considering that 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections.

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By: MIT Open Learning | April 5th, 2021
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Although many organizations have professional development budget set aside, but asking an employer to pay for your continuing education can be a bit intimidating. According to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025 as the “double-disruption” of a pandemic and increasing automation takes a toll on the global economy. Online courses and programs offer the flexibility that busy learners need and also give employers a more scalable workforce education solution for their increasingly distributed teams.

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By: MIT Open Learning | December 31st, 2020
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What can we take away from 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges? With more time online than ever before, many professionals found new virtual opportunities to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their skill sets. As an online learning blog for professionals, The Curve did its best to keep up by providing insights from MIT faculty, instructors, and industry experts on topics from the investment boom in recommendation engine systems to digital readiness tips for distributed organizations. Here are the five posts that The Curve's readers cared most about in 2020:

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By: MIT Open Learning | October 12th, 2020
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It’s more important than ever for professionals to build the skills and capabilities they need to drive innovation. In a recent McKinsey study, more than 75% of executives surveyed predicted that the COVID-19 crisis would create significant new opportunities for growth. Instead of simply adapting to it, innovators from all industries must embrace and leverage disruption to thrive.

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By: MIT Open Learning | June 29th, 2020
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Drawing on examples from manufacturing, retail and healthcare sectors, The Workforce Education Project's “roadmap for change” preliminary report from MIT Open Learning studied workforce challenges in the U.S. and developed case studies of how organizations are facing these challenges. The report presents a path forward to help expand both educational and job opportunities in the context of today’s workforce environment and demands.

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Online Education | Professional Development | Negotiation

By: MIT Open Learning | May 6th, 2020
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More professionals than ever are looking into online courses, including ones previously relegated to traditional classroom settings. Conventional wisdom once said that human skills like leadership and negotiation could not be learned online. However, this may no longer be the case. The Curve interviewed two online education experts at MIT about how educators and learners can improve the quality and efficacy of their next online course.

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By: MIT Open Learning | April 6th, 2020
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Remote work tips and tricks for managers and employees from MIT Open Learning and beyond. Between 2005 to 2017, the United States' workforce saw a 159% increase in remote work. Despite this general trend, many organizations and their employees were not prepared to make their workplaces completely remote. As working from home became a mandatory step for companies across the United States to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you may have found yourself scrambling to align with scattered colleagues, or attempting to balance your newly-entangled work and home life. 

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Online Education | Professional Development | Leadership | MIT Open Learning

By: MIT Open Learning | March 20th, 2020
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New technologies are giving rise to new jobs and redefining the tasks of many more. Companies around the world and across all industry sectors are trying to capture the potential for growth and adopt new technologies in their business models to remain competitive in today’s dynamic markets.

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By: MIT Open Learning | March 12th, 2020
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Resources you should bookmark for the next time you're ready to throw the iPad out of the window. As more employers institute remote work policies and more schools dismiss classes due to COVID-19 concerns, working parents may find themselves at home with their kids during the day. If your kids are usually glued to YouTube or a Nintendo Switch during downtime, finding engaging ways for them to learn at home can be especially challenging.  Luckily, MIT offers tons of free online educational resources for parents who are looking for enriching (and fun!) at-home activities.