articles tagged: education
learning your abc’s and int/void mains?
# tech

learning your abc’s and int/void mains?

Coding is a useful skill, but some Silicon Valley luminaries are tackling their mission to teach kids how to write apps with a little too much zeal and overly rosy stats.

when conspiracy theorists have a valid point
# oddities

when conspiracy theorists have a valid point

Just because we can track people in real time for whatever reason we want, doesn't mean we should, or let those who overstep sane bounds off the hook.

the futile search for the goldilocks employee
# politics

the futile search for the goldilocks employee

Companies are becoming so unreasonably picky that management experts and consultants are alarmed. Potential employees should be too.

want more stem grads? open your wallet…
# science

want more stem grads? open your wallet…

Everybody seems to want more STEM majors, scientists and highly trained engineers. But nobody seems to want to pay for them.

to code or not to code? that is the question…
# tech

to code or not to code? that is the question…

The flip side of technophobia and lamentations about the dehumanizing effect of gadgets? Trying to force everyone to code and insisting it's a vital skill, like literacy.

why science shouldn’t produce just so stories
# evolution

why science shouldn’t produce just so stories

Creationists expect science to tell them soothing tales about their place in the universe. That's just not going to happen.

can you calculate the worth of curiosity?
# science

can you calculate the worth of curiosity?

How much are we actually willing to pay for future innovations in science and technology? And not in a figurative way...

how early is too early to start programming?
# tech

how early is too early to start programming?

Exposing kids to coding is a great idea. But it's important not to force them into programming as a career while they're still young.

how do you future-proof your job prospects?
# tech

how do you future-proof your job prospects?

We're entering a massive transition period during which certain jobs will disappear forever. We have to start thinking about what will replace them and how.

comp sci students’ rage against the machine
# tech

comp sci students’ rage against the machine

Colleges are trying to figure out who'll actually succeed in a computer science program, and they're starting to find some interesting insights.

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