MIT's recent first annual Day of AI offered thousands of K-12 educators around the world a free series of hands-on activities intended to introduce students to artificial intelligence (AI) and help them explore how AI plays a part in their lives today. Such technologies offer exciting new ways for learners of all ages to tackle real-world challenges. The Day of AI exposed learners of all age to the key concepts, applications, and implications of these new computational methods. MIT offers a wide variety of online educational resources for learning about AI and machine learning. Here are five online artificial intelligence resources from MIT, for learners of all levels:
Our world runs on increasingly complex and interrelated systems. Approaching problems in technical environments from a systems perspective is an essential skill for many professionals, as organizations look to drive and optimize complex projects under high-pressure conditions.
Is your ideal online course synchronous – requiring you to be present for a virtual lecture on a fixed schedule? Or, is it asynchronous – providing pre-recorded materials to review on your own time? Knowing which model works best for you can help you get the most out of your next online course or program.
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.
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.
Although many organizations have professional development budget set aside, 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, while giving employers a more scalable workforce education solution for increasingly distributed teams.
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:
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.
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.
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.