12 Tips for Managing Your Time Better

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As the pandemic and shelter-in-place orders persist, we’re all still finding ways to optimize our time while working or studying from home

With businesses and schools closing and reopening, managing time at home presents challenges for students and workers alike. 

As you experience reduced recreation, increased social distancing, and more time working remotely, you may need some tips about how to manage your time better.

Udacity is here to help you out.

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Top 5 Benefits of Online Training

One of the best ways people acquired new skills in 2020 was through online training. 

The pandemic forced many schools to shut down and move to an online-only format that, according to the World Economic Forum, changed education around the world forever.

The WEF research found that on average, students retain 25%-60% more material when learning online compared to only 8%-10% in a classroom.

With the online learning ecosystem evolving and bursting with new and innovative content, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of an opportunity to further your education.

There are several benefits to online training and some may surprise you. Here’s our list of the top five benefits of online learning.

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Five Steps for a Smooth Career Transition

When Francisco Gutierrez decided to transition his career from waiting tables to developing software at Microsoft or when Amaury Gonzalez wanted more from his career than driving for  Uber, one thing that they both knew — like many others — is that they will have to get the right practitioner-level skills to make any and all career moves.  

Making a career transition is daunting and may feel easier to procrastinate than to learn something new. But if you take the time to struggle with something new you will eventually gain the skills and confidence to move into better professional circumstances. 

As the pace of the world changes and new technologies emerge globally, it’s a necessity more than a choice to prepare yourself for a career transition.

Here are five steps that you can take to start your career transition.

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Celebrating Black History Month and Alan Emtage — Search Engine Pioneer

Modern life — internet life — centers around finding information via search engines. Without clever algorithms searching and sorting ever-expanding web content we’d be figuratively in the dark. Research on “Black History Month” — as most topics — was done through several search engines. We owe the ubiquitous utility of search to Alan Emtage, from Barbados.

Whether your first search engine experience is Google, Ask Jeeves, Alta Vista, Yahoo!, Jughead, or Veronica, all of these owe their existence and success to Alan Emtage, a computer scientist who created Archie, a tool for discovering materials in the pre-web File Transfer Protocol (FTP) space of 1989; the World Wide Web wouldn’t be birthed until 1991.

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Use Your Tuition Reimbursement to Upskill Yourself

Tuition reimbursement is an important perk offered by many companies, but employees often assume that tuition reimbursement only extends to brick and mortar schools. 

One of the most expedient and effective ways to get new skills is to use tuition reimbursement to upskill yourself on the new in-demand skills of the future.

Here’s how you can use your tuition reimbursement to upskill for today and tomorrow.

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Top 10 Highest-Rated Nanodegree Programs for 2020

The year 2020 has proven to be a time of both change and resilience. Due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders issued globally, people had to change their lifestyles, adopt better eating  habits, learn to work from home, and some even picked up a new skill — like coding.

The point is, regardless of if people learned to cook, create pivot tables in Excel, or program using a new computer language, we all learned something new. 

This uptick of people using online learning platforms to help them gain knowledge and new skills in their downtime, made us wonder which online courses and Nanodegree programs our students liked the most. 

After examining our Nanodegree programs and student feedback, we compiled a list of our top-rated Nanodegree programs for 2020, according to our global community of students. 

Top 10 Highest-Rated Udacity Nanodegree Programs for 2020

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