30 janvier 2020

Google launches online coding course to train workers for tech jobs

Techno-News BlogAs the tech industry continues to change the employment landscape for American workers, Google says it wants to prepare them for jobs in the industry. More...

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'How can we compete with Google?': the battle to train quantum coders

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "theguardian"A major skills shortage in quantum computing could harm the UK economy unless universities recruit more students. More...

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Hey, Google, Alexa, Siri and Higher Ed

HomeBy Ray Schroeder. The growing use of voice search and virtual digital assistants will have an increasing impact on how we deliver, search for and market higher education. More...

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29 janvier 2020

Iowa Wesleyan, Saint Leo Break Off Partnership Talks

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Iowa Wesleyan University and Saint Leo University in Florida are walking away from partnership plans after encountering difficulties with financial conditions, student financial aid and accreditation. More...

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Eyeing Future Profits

HomeBy Greta Anderson. New businesses focused on the marketing rights to the name, image and likeness of college athletes are emerging in anticipation of an NCAA rule change, which has yet to be adopted. Some university officials are concerned bad actors in the market will take advantage of athletes. More...

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Northeastern Expands Into Maine

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Northeastern University plants another flag out of state with a research institute in Maine's largest city. Perhaps surprisingly, Maine's colleges seem to be welcoming the move. More...

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Google Releases New IT Certificate

HomeBy Lilah Burke. Google’s professional certificate in IT automation with Python became available this week for enrollment. The company launched a previous certificate in IT support in 2018. More...

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28 janvier 2020

Giving Your Facebook Profile a Second Life

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Giving Your Facebook Profile a Second Life
I guess it was inevitable that there would be a Second Life application in Facebook (just as interesting would be a Facebook application in Second Life - but I digress). But I will not be installing the application. Here's why: I was not able to choose my own name in Second Life, I had to select from a list. It is no part of my 'identity'. More...

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My Facebook Friends Do My Work For Me

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. My Facebook Friends Do My Work For Me
Sweet. Maybe my Facebook freinds could do my work for me too. First, there's my promotion case to finish - I have done all the editing on the text, but still need the list of papers and presentations finished and formatted. Oh, and I need a video presentation for the USQ conference. More...

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I'm Majoring in Facebook, How About You?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I'm Majoring in Facebook, How About You?
There have been discussions about whether it matters whether you go to a high-profile college. I don't think it does. But the issue is highlighted in this CNN story on a class being offered at Stanford. The University Business eNewsletter (linking to this bit) questions whether the program is worth the $2500. This question is particularly relevant in light of posts like this one from Tony Hirst describing how to make Facebook applications, or of programs like Dapper, which do it for you. In fact, I had half an hour before my meeting this morning and I created an OLDaily facebook app that you can actually use inside your own Facebook account. $2500 tuition? Or a few blog posts. More...

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