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College enrollment declining as Millennials re-enter workforce

May 20th, 2015 at 1:40 pm » Comments Off

A new report shows that spring college enrollment dropped nearly 2% from last year.  Millennials are heading back to work, causing declining revenues in the educational sector.  



The Slow Death of the University

April 28th, 2015 at 7:55 pm » Comments Off

By Terry Eagleton A few years ago, I was being shown around a large, very technologically advanced university in Asia by its proud president. As befitted so eminent a personage, he was flanked by two burly young minders in black suits and shades, who for all I knew were carrying Kalashnikovs under their jackets. Having […]



The top paying programming languages for 2015

April 24th, 2015 at 2:12 pm » Comments Off

Computer programming has become the most popular as well as lucrative industries across the world, especially in the United States.  The average salary for a computer programmer just hit the top high rank as it gradually approaches $100,000. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry. […]



Department of Education: Video games are the future of learning

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:25 pm » Comments Off

According to data from the US Department of Education kids are playing more video games then ever.  This may be a cause for some to worry about the future of the next generation, but Erik Martin disagrees.  



How LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com will disrupt the university

April 21st, 2015 at 4:52 pm » Comments Off

A 2011 Wall Street Journal article “Why Software is Eating the World”, by Marc Andreessen, asserted that software would continue to disrupt new industries, with the next targets being health care and education.  



The Coming Era of Alternative Credentialing

April 10th, 2015 at 10:47 pm » Comments Off

  Futurist Thomas Frey:  Earlier this week the DaVinci Institute became the first organization in the world to offer Microdegrees® to the graduates of the Institute’s coding school, DaVinci Coders. People who complete courses in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Swift/iOS, and Game Development will all be on track to receive this new form of credentialing.  



No more math and history: Finland is abandoning subjects at school

March 27th, 2015 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Consistently ranking near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Finland already has one of the best school education systems in the world.  



Bill Gates’ thoughts on the future of education, programming and more

March 23rd, 2015 at 6:57 pm » Comments Off

From the demise of lecture halls to the awesomeness of the patent system, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has thoughts on a lot of things.  



New Nanodegree program for iOS developers from Udacity

March 17th, 2015 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

Online education provider Udacity launched its Nanodegree program last year.  Partnering with AT&T, the initiative’s goal is to help people develop focused vocational specialties in a short period of time. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.  



Reforming higher education: when online degrees are seen as official

March 13th, 2015 at 4:08 pm » Comments Off

In early 2012, leading minds from Harvard, Stanford and M.I.T. started three companies to provide Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.  They were open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection, no cost, millions of students signed up, and pundits called it a revolution.  The technology was supposed to transform higher education. What happened?  



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