MOOCs: The Future of Higher Education is Flexible, Free, and Mobile Friendly

However you choose to navigate life as a working adult, one thing is clear: This isn’t the job market of your parents’ generation—and that includes your education. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) bring higher learning to the masses regardless of location or income, adjusted to fit your needs. Dr. Kristin Palmer, Director of Online Learning Programs for the University of Virginia (UVa), explains how MOOCs are changing education, admissions, and the way we learn essential new skills. Read Full Article

You Aren’t Imagining It, Freelancing Is Growing

Media commentary on a recent report from Pew Research Center focused in on the finding that there has been a decrease in the number of self-employed people over the past 20 years. Shoshana Deutschkron, Upwork’s senior director of communications, shares expert commentary and recent research to help round out our understanding of the freelance workforce. Read Full Article