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Now on CourseTalk: Art & creative tech courses from Kadenze

kadenzeWhile online learning has proven to be hugely popular for STEM subjects, the arts have been less commonly studied online to date. CourseTalk’s newest provider, Kadenze,  is out to fill the online gap in art and creative technology education through a highly-specialized platform.

With features like uncompressed audio uploading and storage space for portfolios, Kadenze (pronounced kah-den-zay) seeks to be the online home for students of creativity. The company has partnered with schools like Princeton and the Paris College of Art to offer classes from the world’s top artists and engineers. And get this: Nearly half of Kadenze’s classes are available for college credit  — at $300 per credit.

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Hot IT jobs for 2016 — and the online courses to get you started


This post originally appeared on the edX blog. Learn more about the field of information technology with free online courses in cloud computing, cyber security, big data and much more at edX.org.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the field of information technology are expected to grow 12 percent by 2024 with over 480,000 new positions in the fields of network security, cloud computing and IT management. IT jobs consistently rank high on Indeed’s list of the top 30 computer and Internet job titles, and U.S. News and World Report ranks the job of IT manager fourth on its list of the nine best technology jobs of 2016.

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CourseTalk compares 5 providers of online tech courses

Which will get you job-ready, and how much will it cost?

By Abbie Kouzmanoff and Shea Drefs

Learning “job-ready” skills — especially in tech — is possibly the most popular reason for taking online courses today. But which course providers, learning tracks and certifications give you the most comprehensive and practical education? It can be difficult to sort through all the different options available, so CourseTalk has put together this comparison of five resources learners can use to achieve their goals.

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An interview with Ryan Carson, CEO & co-founder of Treehouse


Ryan Carson is the CEO and co-founder of Treehouse, an interactive online education provider that aims to revolutionize the way people learn web design, web development and iOS development. Ryan took time out of his schedule to speak with CourseTalk about Treehouse’s mission and his vision for online education. Read his interview to learn how to improve your own tech skills using online education sites like Treehouse.

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Celebrate Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code with CourseTalk

CourseTalk is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by supporting the Hour of Code. This grassroots movement hopes to bring 100 million students worldwide one hour of computer science instruction. Currently, nine out of 10 schools don’t offer computer programming classes; Code.org (the organization behind the movement) and its corporate partners believe every student should have the opportunity to learn coding.

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