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How Taking An Online Course Can Kickstart Your Career: Two Student Success Stories

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Last April, Jeff Manabat, one-quarter of the San Francisco dragapella act The Kinsey Sicks, had a dilemma: how to redesign the quartet’s aging website, while balancing touring obligations?

“I do a lot of traveling, we’re on the road a lot,” Manabat said, “I can’t dedicate the time to taking a multi-week classroom course. So taking it online was the obvious choice. I needed the flexibility to learn online. And complete the course material without being in a classroom.”

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Data Analysis Circuit Launches at General Assembly

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Understanding data is becoming increasingly important across all facets of business. Small businesses use financial data to make smarter operating decisions, governments are aggregating data to help us map everything from flu trends to voting information, and corporations are getting more targeted in the way they market products and services.

Data has implicitly become a part of nearly every job today.  It requires many people to get comfortable pulling, analyzing, and presenting data to decision makers, policy shapers, and even our family and friends. Continue reading

Mentors Matter When Learning Online: The Circuits Difference at GA

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The online education space is growing fast. But how do you deliver a high-quality, engaging experience online? As we have built our five Circuit courses — HTML, CSS & Web DesignJavaScript DevelopmentData Analysis, User Experience Design, and Digital Marketing — we believe the answer is simple: a dedicated mentor to hold you accountable through every stage of your learning.

When we put together our first Web Design Circuit in July 2014, we made a conscious choice to build in the sense of community and personalization that an instructor provides. This experience is a key part of General Assembly’s classroom programs. Continue reading

eLearning: Beyond the Screen – An Interactive Summit for Enterprise Learning Professionals

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With all the buzzwords and stigmas tied to online learning, rolling out online education programs in large organizations can be overwhelming. Earlier this month, we brought together online learning professionals and our Enterprise partners at General Assembly’s HQ in NYC to discuss online learning experiences. Throughout the day, participants engaged in activities to identify opportunities for engaging employees in online learning and helping employees apply what they’ve learned.

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Online Learning Is a Boon for Small Towns and Small Startups

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In today’s virtual world, the next great business idea need not come from California’s Silicon Valley or New York City’s Silicon Alley. It could come from a silicon cornfield, digital bayou, or mobile rustbelt in any one of thousands of tiny rural regions or small towns across America, towns that may have lost a past glory or never thrived because of a lack of employment opportunities. With online learning programs offering the ability to train adults to do in-demand careers, people throughout the country now have the same inroads to specialized learning and potential innovation available to residents of big cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and Boston.

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Introducing: Following

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We’ve learned from speaking with students that you’re a busy group and work can sometimes keep you from attending classes and events that you find interesting. You’ve asked us for a way to know when they’re held next and we’re happy to let you know it’s here.

Following something is easy:
  • Click the follow button on any class, workshop, or event.
  • If you’re not logged in, we’ll ask for your email address.
  • You’ll see an email in your inbox next time that class is scheduled in your city. 

That’s all there is to it.

We’re excited to give you another way to become closer to the GA community and we think you’ll really like this new feature. What else do you want to see on the General Assembly website? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.