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Unbundled Education is allowing students to customize their educational experience

May 21st, 2016 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Why pay for a whole degree, taking classes you don’t really want, spending multiple years to build skills that you may never use?  Unbundling is happening to education and the results are students with customized portfolios,  projects that are orientated towards skills employers are looking for, and industry level experience.



Teaching assistant robot being used for help in online courses

May 17th, 2016 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

Students at Georgia Institute of Technology found out that a teacher assistant giving them assistance they was actually Jill an artificially intelligent robot. Jill was created to provide faster answers and feedback to students and take some of the pressure of teaching large classes off the instructors.



If You Want To Learn To Code, A Degree Might Be a Huge Waste Of Time

April 5th, 2016 at 7:50 am » Comments Off

Unless you get a  degree from Stanford or MIT, it will mean a lot less than having built your own apps to show off. Most Universities struggle to keep up with changing technology, and it will only boost your pay for the first 1-3 years. After that, those who are self taught can catch up […]



Do you need a degree to get a job as a computer programmer?

March 30th, 2016 at 2:37 pm » Comments Off

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught with several years’ experience under his belt.  Which one one gets the job?



5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch

March 28th, 2016 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Here’s the list of five trends learning professionals should be considering when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It’s important to note that trends are not isolated developments within the L&D community but are often the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction […]



The Internet of Things is becoming a surveillance nightmare

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

Security guru Bruce Schneier said, “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing.” The nature of these services tends to obscure our true relationship to companies like Facebook or Google. As the saying goes, if you don’t pay for a product, […]



Study finds Immigrants are driving billion-dollar startups

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.



Jobs for humans in the robot era: Big data deep divers, time hackers, and more

March 8th, 2016 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The robots are coming! They’ll be taking millions – maybe billions – of jobs away with them. Yoram Yaakobi, head of the Microsoft Israel R&D center, says not to worry.



Estonian startup helps people get tech jobs around the world

March 3rd, 2016 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Estonian startup, Jobbatical, helps travel enthusiasts get technology jobs around the world. Over $2 million has been raised in a funding round which involved LocalGlobe and Union Square Venture. NOTE:  For those looking to enter the programming world and get tech jobs around the world through Jobbatical, check out the code school courses at DaVinci Coders.



2016′s Top 5 Jobs Startups are Hiring for

February 25th, 2016 at 2:12 pm » Comments Off

By historical standards, unemployment remains low, yet supply and demand remain out of balance. Job openings are at 10-year highs, but candidates are still struggling to find the right fit both professionally and culturally. These Top 5 jobs are leading the way into 2016. NOTE: For anyone looking to enter the field of software engineering, check out […]



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