‘Technology’ Posts

Why You Should: Take IT Courses from The Linux Foundation

Why You Should: Take IT Courses from The Linux Foundation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020, 1.4 million jobs will be open in computing with only 400,000 computer science graduates available to fill them. That means students with training in Information Technology (IT) will be ready to fill the candidate gap. The Linux Foundation offers a growing list of online courses ...

Girls Take the Lead in Tech Skills

Girls Take the Lead in Tech Skills

Language, literacy and math skills have long been the focus of national assessment tests to measure how school children are progressing. A new set of tests by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) now targets something that is becoming more important for getting a job after high school or college. And girls are winning ...

3 Tools to Help You Learn to Code

3 Tools to Help You Learn to Code

There are a plethora of reasons to learn to code, but getting started can be difficult. Do you start with basic HTML, or a more advanced coding language? Should you take a class or try an online workshop? If you’re curious and would like to try out coding without committing to a full-length course, try ...

Why You Should: Use School Assistant

Why You Should: Use School Assistant

Students have one problem in common. No matter your level of education, regardless of your part-time or full-time status, that shared problem is the same. You need help keeping track of your daily agenda. The School Assistant app solves that problem. School Assistant offers a simple method for organizing your schedule. It comes bundled with ...

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

With the rapid rise of Pokémon Go, many players may be focused on finding, catching, and socializing—-unaware of what’s happening behind their screens: malware. This latest security issue follows recent concerns that the iOS version of Pokémon Go can grab user data through access to players’ Google accounts. Pokémon Go combines the classic 20-year-old franchise ...

HackCollege Interviews: A Software Consultant

HackCollege Interviews: A Software Consultant

A great way to find out if a job or industry is right for you is to talk to people you know that are familiar with it. This week I’ve done some of the work for you by meeting with Chris Rogers, an experienced software consultant, to ask him about the good and bad days ...

The ALIGN Program: A New Approach to Teaching Tech Skills

The ALIGN Program: A New Approach to Teaching Tech Skills

Big data is rapidly transforming our world, but our institutions of higher education are not keeping up. Northeastern University is on the forefront of developing an approach to teaching data science that enables more students to succeed in the 21st century techno-economy, according to PK Agarwal, Regional Dean and CEO of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley. He ...

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

A recent report by The Linux Foundation found open source talent to be one of the top priorities for recruitment efforts this year, reflecting the growing importance of open source technology for college students looking to qualify for a job in the tech marketplace. According to the same report, 65% of hiring managers agree that ...

Why You Should: Use LectureNotes

Why You Should: Use LectureNotes

Using the stock note-taking apps that come with your Android smartphone or tablet is fine for jotting down quick notes. But they were not designed with student needs in mind. The focus on catering to students is what separates LectureNotes from the rest of the class. LectureNotes is much like using an electronic pad and ...

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile device researching school assignments, you should switch to the new, free Brave browser. Brave Software aims to stop online ads from invading your privacy and slowing down the Web. This mission is not the same as trying to blocking all ads. The growing use of ...

Job Hunting Meets Artificial Intelligence

Job Hunting Meets Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the job board space. Increasingly, AI is being used to process online applications and categorize applicants into priority rankings. One example of how the process of applying for jobs is changing can be seen in innovations recently put into place on the icrunchdata job posting platform. The company uses AI to ...

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Ah, Amazon—the online world’s one-stop shop for diapers, drones and discounted textbooks. Whether you’re logging in for the occasional splurge or are chained to the mobile app, there are plenty of ways to enhance your Amazon experience. We’ve provided some helpful tips here. Share Prime Amazon Prime has many perks, but sometimes even the discounted ...

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