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13 skills hard-to-learn skills that will pay off forever

August 12th, 2016 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire. That’s especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills. To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: “What are the hardest and most useful skills […]



US student wins tuition refund for useless degree

June 24th, 2016 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

A Swedish college was forced to refund tuition to an American business student for providing her a poor economics education. The college promised graduates would receive ‘competitive qualifications’ when being considered for jobs.



8 Jobs that are easier to secure if you learn to code

June 17th, 2016 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Many people believe that you should only learn programming if you’re wanting to pursue a career as a programmer. They’re wrong. Coding skills can come in handy in a range of roles—making you a more competitive candidate. Here are eight jobs that are easier to secure if you know how to code. NOTE: Visit DaVinci Coders to see […]



In-Ear device translates foreign languages in real time

May 25th, 2016 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny, embarrassing or downright disastrous. Thanks to a new translation device that easily fits into your ear, the days of struggling to speak the local lingo might soon be a thing of the past.



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, […]



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