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It’s time to rethink wages

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 22 days ago

For the last year or so, there’s been a significant amount of news coverage around the wages paid to low-income earners, such as those working at fast food outlets and in retail stores. There have been public protests, calls for boycotts, and legislation to raise the minimum wage in some states.

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Learning sustainable methods for increasing your productivity

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 24 days ago

By Robert Pozen

Are you feeling overwhelmed at work?  Do you feel like you don't have enough time for family and friends?

If so, take my executive education course at MIT Sloan Executive Education: Maximizing Your Personal Productivity, March 20–21. The course consists of four substantial sessions over two days, with time to network and make friends. Each session will help you master a different and important aspect of personal productivity.

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MOOCs: the true costs of free online education

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 year and 2 months and 26 days ago

Free isn’t necessarily good, especially when it comes to Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs—a recent development in distance education. While traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit, and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors, the MOOC is usually free, credit-less, and caters to thousands of students at a time. The New York Times dubbed 2012 "The Year of the MOOC," and it has since become one of the hottest topics in education. But how free are MOOCs? Given that there are real costs and quality issues associated with any type of higher education, what are some possible downsides of a free or low-fee college education?

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