Washington state, home to the world's most famous - and rich - computer whiz kid, is at risk at losing that most precious technical resource. The Seattle Times reports that Microsoft is warning the state legislature that fewer students are graduating with computer science and computer engineering degrees. "At a certain level, it's simply a tragedy," says Brad Smith, … [Read more...] about In Gates’ home state, computer education goes missing
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The disruption of the economics of higher education is providing new opportunities to refresh and expand IT skills at little or no cost. It couldn't come at a better time for professionals worried about falling behind, or for organizations scrambling to find skills for a deeper move into the digital realm. The Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing, has said … [Read more...] about A master’s-level computer science degree, delivered via MOOCs
The number of college students pursuing computer science degrees at U.S. universities rose in 2008 for the first time in six years, according to a just released study. Academia and policymakers are hailing the news, but the question facing CIOs and others in charge of IT hiring is: How much do computer science degrees matter? Read what are the 10 top tech skills … [Read more...] about Does a computer science degree matter anymore?
I've been taking free business courses online at Coursera, despite some annoying limitations. I love it, especially since I don't have a few years and a few hundred thousand bucks to blow attending our local business school -- which I'm sure is very good, but hey, I have a business to run.But there's more to Coursera. I was recently interviewed by a reporter from the BBC about … [Read more...] about $200K for a computer science degree? Or these free online classes?
A degree earned and a degree used are two different things.Greg Neustaetter graduated from Wesleyan University in the 90s with a bachelor's in economics, and hasn't really touched it since. He's currently the senior product manager for enterprise cloud file sharing company Egnyte, and anyone looking to break into IT without a formal computer science background would be happy to … [Read more...] about Do programmers still need a computer science degree to land a great job?
When Maria Klawe started her studies in computer science, the percentage of women was at its peak. Her first perception of the field was a positive one. But as her career as a theoretical computer scientist progressed, Klawe watched the numbers fall, and fall, and fall — down to 18% of women in the US graduating with computer science degrees today."I've always been … [Read more...] about Maria Klawe: Esteemed Computer Scientist. Proud mathematician. Watercolor painter.
When businesses claim workers don't have the digital skills they need, but a disproportionate number of computer science graduates can't find jobs, something is amiss. This seemingly contradictory situation has been the status quo in the UK for many years now, and is a conundrum that university chiefs are trying to unpick. The vast majority of UK business leaders and IT … [Read more...] about If there’s a tech skills shortage, why are so many computer graduates unemployed?
When I left the US Army after four years of service I was a bit lost: where was I supposed to go from there? I decided to use my GI Bill to go to Michigan State University and develop my trade as a writer, which I'm glad I did.If you're getting ready to ETS or are a current veteran you might be lost like I was. You've just spent years in a system that tells you everything you … [Read more...] about Three education options for veterans wanting to enter the software engineering world
New college graduates who have a background in engineering can expect to cash in when they hit the job market, a new study finds. Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that six different engineering specialties are among the 10 highest-paid majors for recent college grads. Specifically, computer engineering majors take home the highest … [Read more...] about College Degrees That Earn the Most Money
If your career goal is to make as much money as possible, you should consider focusing your studies on science and engineering. A new study from PayScale revealed that professionals holding STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees have some of the best earning potential, both at the start and middle of their careers. This holds true for those holding … [Read more...] about Which College Degrees Have the Best Earning Potential?