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LinkedIn is trying to eat 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  

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?  

Stanford’s 4 crazy ideas about the future of college

March 12th, 2015 at 2:15 pm » Comments Off

Back in 2013 student groups from the design school at Stanford University started to take on an interesting question:  what will an undergraduate education at Stanford look like at the turn of the 22nd century?  

Study shows elementary school teachers unconsciously discourage girls from math and science

March 10th, 2015 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

The tech industry is male-dominated, and big tech companies have spent tons of money trying to change that.  

What can Bitcoin teach us about education

March 5th, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

The digital currency and network protocol, Bitcoin, has commanded a great deal of attention lately.  Money has poured into Bitcoin related businesses from investors, and many people believe that it will has the same disruptive potential today as the internet did in the mid-1990s.  So what does education have to do with Bitcoin?

Can coding bootcamps save the day?

February 26th, 2015 at 2:40 pm » Comments Off

It used to be that if you graduated from college with no marketable skills but dreams of a safe career path, you went to law school.  For three years and about $150,000.  Now people skip law school and go to a computer coding bootcamp.  For just three months and $15,000 or less. NOTE:  Anyone interested in […]

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