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The future of higher education: The #HigherEd #Startup revolution

August 3rd, 2015 at 8:03 pm » Comments Off

Thomas Frey predicted that 50% of colleges would collapse by 2013. Similarly, Clayton Christiansen is quoted as saying that 50% of colleges will not exist in 15 years. Others have made similar claims. Such predictions are based on tracing the impact and likely trajectory of innovations like blended and online learning, open learning, technologies allowing for mass […]

The top future jobs

July 10th, 2015 at 9:44 pm » Comments Off

Being able to predict future job positions that will be in demand and that will command a reasonable living wage - can mean the difference between having a vibrant career and being consigned to the scrap heap before your time.  

Why technology-based learning will play a bigger part in our learning

July 10th, 2015 at 9:39 pm » Comments Off

The NeuroLeadership Institute recently wrote an insightful paper about how our brain learns, understands, and ultimately retains and remembers the knowledge and information it acquires.  

The age of developer-defined infrastructure: The geek shall inherit the earth

July 7th, 2015 at 3:52 pm » Comments Off

There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years.  The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple […]

After student exodus, 900 laid off by University of Phoenix

July 7th, 2015 at 3:45 pm » Comments Off

Over the past five years the for-profit institution has shed about half of its students, and since September the university has fired 900 employees.  

With many college graduates unemployed or underemployed, is college worth it?

June 11th, 2015 at 3:50 pm » Comments Off

Many college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, leading some to speculate whether college is worth it, in our post-2008/2009 slow growth recovery.  Is some of the planning for college just plain wrong?  How does the future look for millions of unprepared, untrained, or misdirected job seekers?  

Google and Apple have made their own programming languages, why?

June 11th, 2015 at 3:43 pm » Comments Off

At its Worldwide Developer Conference next week, Apple shared a success story that a lot of people didn’t know about.  About one year ago, Apple released Swift, a new programming language promised to make it easier to build iPhone and Mac apps than ever before. Developers cheered from the stands. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers […]

The 4 types of companies that can benefit from distributed engineering teams

June 11th, 2015 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

Limiting yourself to local talent is no longer an option in today’s talent war.  While most companies may need to resort to hiring lesser candidates or to not hiring at all, a small number of incredibly attractive companies can afford to pay sky-high salaries to attract top local talent.  

The rise of coding bootcamps

June 10th, 2015 at 4:22 pm » Comments Off

Due to a 20% increase in demand for developers, bootcamps for coding have started popping up to help fill the employment openings. What exactly is a coding bootcamp? It’s an accelerated learning program featuring skills such as full-stack web development, data science, digital marking, and UX/UI design. Bootcamps last an average of 10 weeks, often […]

Why software is eating the job market

June 10th, 2015 at 3:33 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. economy is in its strongest stretch in corporate hiring since 1997, according to the Labor Department.  It is important for employers, job seekers, and policy leaders to understand the dynamics behind some of the fastest growing professional roles in the job market, given the rapidly escalating competition for talent.