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On-line Learning is So Yesterday

On-line Learning is So Yesterday

That’s one way to interpret the latest data on on-line learning.  This from the eLiterate blog: One thing to notice is that is really a long-term trend of declining growth in online. With the release of last year’s [Babson Survey Research Group] report they specifically called out this trend. The number of additional students taking […]

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Eight Innovators to Watch in 2015

Eight Innovators to Watch in 2015

The Smithsonian Institution has identified eight techies worth tracking in 2015.  Their areas of expertise range from food science and robotics to solar tech and sustainable architecture.  And (surprise, surprise) they actually include some females in the roster. You can find out more about them here.

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Stanford Design School’s Radical Ideas for Reinventing Higher Education

Stanford Design School’s Radical Ideas for Reinventing Higher Education

Wired has the story of a year-long project by the Standford University Design School to develop new ideas for higher education. Check out the “Wired by Design” session with Sarah Stein Greenberg, the School’s Executive Director:

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ReskillUSA:  A New Pipeline for STEM Workers?

ReskillUSA: A New Pipeline for STEM Workers?

Over at TechCrunch, Anthony Ha has a post on Codeacademy’s effort to build a new platform for people to improve their technology-related skills: A lot of people probably see Codecademy as a place to build up programming skills before hitting the job market, but now the company is teaming up with similar organizations like Thinkful, […]

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Code Boot Camps:  a New Approach to Workforce Development?

Code Boot Camps: a New Approach to Workforce Development?

The New York Times recently ran a piece on a new type of training institution for technology workers, code boot camps.  They are high-pressure and costly, but the seem to deliver results: These boot camps reflect the start-up ethic: small for-profit enterprises that are fast (classes are two to four months), nimble (revising curriculum to […]

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How the “On-Demand” Economy is Changing the Labor Market

How the “On-Demand” Economy is Changing the Labor Market

Mike Dudas of TechCrunch recently ran a great piece on how the world of work is changing in the “on-demand” economy: Having been teetering on the edge of financial collapse just five years ago, businesses have been slow to re-assume their old employment practices in lieu of greater operational flexibility. As a result, Pro Publica […]

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