RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings. Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010.
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.
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. Continue Reading »
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? Continue Reading »
What do you do with the nearly one in five working-age adults who have some college experience, but no degree? Is one of the biggest challenges in higher education today. Continue Reading »
It used to be that baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs, but then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. Forcing the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, because these radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
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 waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus. He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.’s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly “Your comment will be noted.” He then took a small piece of cutting-edge technology out of his pocket, flicked it open and spoke a few curt words of Korean into it, probably “Kill him.” A limousine the length of a cricket pitch then arrived, into which the president was bundled by his minders and swept away. I watched his car disappear from view, wondering when his order for my execution was to be implemented. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »