Contingency Planning: Teaching Online

In the event of unforeseen circumstances that prevent faculty or students from physically attending classes, the CTL has created a new resource to guide instructors to employ instructional technologies like CourseWorks (Canvas) and Zoom to continue instruction and communicate with students online.

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Addressing the Skills Shortage at Scale

On January 31st, Pierre Dubuc, co-founder and CEO of OpenClassrooms, discussed OpenClassroom’s mission to make quality education and career advancement more accessible and affordable.

2U and the Future of Online Education

On October 17th, 2019, Chip Paucek, co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc., discussed 2U’s vision for online education and the future of higher education, as part of the Provost’s Conversations on Online Learning series.

New MOOC: Experimental Foundations of Sound Design

Columbia University has released Experimental Foundations of Sound Design with Professor Seth Cluett on Kadenze. This is Columbia's first course offered through Kadenze, and learners can audit the course for free! Premium Kadenze users can access exclusive...

Columbia Engineering Launches New FinTech Boot Camp

Columbia Engineering has launched its first boot camp in financial technology, the most recent in a series of boot camps offered in partnership with Trilogy Education Services. The Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp is designed to prepare learners with the...

New MOOC: Protection of Children in Humanitarian Settings

NEW YORK, New York, August 21, 2019 — Columbia University has released the open online course Protection of Children in Humanitarian Settings with Hanna-Tina Fischer, Mark Canavera and Mike Wessells. The course is free and open to all on with an optional paid...