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  • How to add new job skills without going back to school

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 11:32 am

    E-learning is a cost-effective, accessible way to boost your job skills without the hassles of 'traditional' degree programs.
  • Boom or bust: The lowdown on code academies

    Posted February 10, 2014 - 11:01 am

    The reason these schools exist is simple. There's an enormous number of openings for people with coding skills and a serious shortage of warm bodies to fill them.
  • Is an MBA worthwhile or worthless for tech pros?

    Posted January 27, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Once seen as a valuable differentiator for career advancement, the intrinsic worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.
  • How to close the big data skills gap by training your IT staff

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    Research firms paint a dire picture of a massive big data skills gap that will get worse over time. But companies like Persado, which uses big data to help marketers optimize their messages, are finding success training their existing staff in the new big data technologies.
  • Who's training the next generation of data scientists?

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 11:54 am

    A projected shortage of qualified data scientists could leave U.S. businesses unable to tap the value of big data. To help meet that demand, the University of California at Berkeley has developed a master's degree program to train new data scientists.
  • Should universities offer Cobol classes?

    Posted April 8, 2013 - 9:37 am

    At universities today, Cobol is mostly taught as an elective, and even then it's likely offered at less than one in four schools. There are strong opinions about whether that is the right direction.
  • Social media certifications prepare students, employees for social business

    Posted April 2, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Social media certifications are a growing trend, but is a training course right for you?
  • Students turn social media skills into social business strategy

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    San Jose State University and IBM partner in a real-world project to help students translate their Facebook and Twitter prowess into powerful business strategies.
  • Hottest major on campus? Computer science

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 7:31 am

    The nation's best undergraduate computer science programs are bracing for a record number of applications this fall, as more high school seniors are lured by plentiful jobs, six-figure starting salaries and a hipster image fostered by the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Should tech pros get an MBA?

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Technical experience combined with business acumen is an appealing package, particularly for senior IT management roles such as CIO and IT director. But earning an MBA is no golden ticket for IT pros, staffing experts caution.
  • For-profit tech colleges: Can employers trust them?

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 11:27 am

    IT-oriented colleges such as University of Phoenix, DeVry, Kaplan, and others have come under fire for high costs and deceptive practices
  • How telepresence and Internet 2 changed Boston schools

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Thanks to the advent of videoconferencing set up by Internet 2 connectivity, schools are now utilizing video services that help students learn more interactively.
  • 10 hot computer science schools

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Enrollment in the top U.S. computer science programs as well as applications for next year are up significantly, as more college students discover that their job prospects are better — and their starting salaries higher — if they have a computer-related degree.
  • 2009 geek book gift guide

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Looking for a good read for your favorite techie? We have a few suggestions.
  • Girl power! Summer camp grooms tomorrow's techies

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 12:34 pm

    It's 10 o'clock on a sunny April morning in Balboa Park. In a spacious Girl Scout cabin tucked away amid lush green palm trees, 20 girls ranging in age from 11 to 14, most wearing jeans and pigtails, are gearing up for today's camp activities. But there are no sit-upons or s'mores, potholders or paper crafts -- just 21 laptops, two color printers, 10 digital cameras, two scanners and a palpable abundance of preadolescent energy and creative enthusiasm.
  • Distance learning brings education to rural Thailand

    Posted July 15, 2008 - 3:16 pm

    Thailand is not a wealthy country, but it is an emerging one. Nonetheless, there are many very remote areas where education is difficult, teachers are hard to come by and schools have few resources. It was with this in mind that the King entrusted Khun Khwankeo Vajarodaya to become chairman of an organization whose noble mission is to bring a complete education to every child in the country, regardless of location or status.
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