Skyline of Boston. Picture was taken from a whale watching ferry that left from the aquarium dock. It is the Eastern side of the Boston peninsula. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A slew of new ventures is springing up in the Boston and NYC area aiming to fill the need for job based, tech training for working professionals. This includes Intelligent.ly, Boston Startup School, General Assembly, and well known companies such as Skillshare.
Catching a new wave of courses – Page 2 – Boston.com.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Photo credit: MrFederico)
Following on the growing number of engineering schools offering online or blended education, MIT is now taking the next logical step by expanding their open courseware to provide unrestricted access and credentials for students as well as a new custom developed, video based open source learning management system which can be used by educators.
M.I.T. Expands Free Online Courses, Offering Certificates – NYTimes.com.
English: The Oval, Stanford University, Stanford, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Stanford’s Online High School Raises the Bar – NYTimes.com.
English: MIT’s Media Laboratory and expansion under construction Category:Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MIT Media Lab: Reality Mining
This new center, part of the MIT Human Dynamics group, studies the ways we can use millions of sensors in portable devices already in common use to actually measure human behavior in real time. So, the end of psychology, the beginning of digital anthropology.
A new study from MIT uncovers a fascinating fact: the connections we make, groups we join and information we contribute, even minimally, to online networking tools like Facebook can reveal very detailed, personal information about our identities by using statistical, computational methods.