Very compelling conversation with the Lt Governor of California and CEO of Udacity on the Future of Higher Education. It touches on issue of addressing the shortage of STEM training, life long training, cost of eduction, MOOCs, etc. Watch Videos…
Academics and companies must join forces to prepare college students for three types of data analytics jobs, says Georgetown professor. Read More
Ad Age Interview with Rich Rodts, IBM’s manager-solution specialists and global academic programs. He talks about bridging the skills gap for data scientists.
IBM partners with academic programs across the globe, and often designs initiatives in conjunction with clients, such as GM, who also in need of analytics and data staff. Read more
Many graduates of Masters or Ph.D programs relevant to becoming a Data Scientist can often find themselves caught in a “chicken or the egg” situation for that first job in the private sector because they lack “real world” experience and/or domain experience.
While the situation is improving as hiring managers get a better feel for what they REALLY need vs. the IDEA of what they need, it still can be a perplexing and frustrating problem. Read More…”
Coursera features courses from top universities such as Princeton, Stanford, U Penn, and the University of Michigan. Over 640,000 students from 190 countries have participated in their courses, viewing a total of 14 million videos and taking over 6 million quizzes.
“Unsurprisingly, students like getting the best content from the best universities for free,” Daphne Koller said. Read More…
What excites me the most out of this plan is the idea of paying back student loans at a very reasonable %(percentage) of your income until it’s paid off.
This would allow you to do most anything after college and not be forced to get the highest paying job to deal with high loan payments. Read More…
“From Washington, D.C. to the Philippines, IBM Creates Big Data and Analytics Curriculum for Universities Across the Globe; Announces Winners of 2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards ” August 14, 2013, 9:05 a.m. ET ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has added nine new academic collaborations […]
“Data Scientists— I spent a month trying to figure out what, exactly, these mysterious new Masters of the Universe knew that I didn’t.” – Ciara Byrne By: Ciara Byrne – Tech Journalist for Fastcolabs.com – Article Originally Posted on Fastcolabs.com (4-13) Who wouldn’t want to be a data scientist, the latest glamor job of the Nerd World? […]