App academy: free tuition until you get a job

Startups | Tuition at Learn-to-Code Boot Camp Is Free — Until You Get a Job
Marcus Wohlsen,

One school in one of the hottest hiring markets in the country is flipping the script on student loans: Until you get a job, you don’t pay.

Marcus Wohlsen

Tuition at Learn-to-Code Boot Camp Is Free — Until You Get a Job

Online Classes Mean No Dorm, Gym or Debt

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Omen of the Birds (1964) …item 3.. Grandmother killed by horrific flesh-eating disease just five days after first complaining — Cape Fear Valley Medical Center .. Fayetteville, North Carolina (24 September 2012) … (Photo credit: marsmet451)

Simon Johnson,

Numer­ous arti­cles and com­men­taries from inside and out­side of acad­e­mia are rais­ing the alarm that Amer­i­can pub­lic high­er edu­ca­tion faces an unprece­dent­ed finan­cial cri­sis.

For years, state leg­is­la­tures have been dis­in­vest­…

RT @BloombergNews: Jeb Bush & Randy Best: Online classes mean no dorm, gym or debt | (via @BloombergView)

Online Classes Mean No Dorm, Gym or Debt

4 Steps To Advancing Your Career

4 Steps To Advancing Your Career Via HR’s Myopic Bizarro World
By David Clutterbuck,

You can make it without being a sociopath or middling to the point of uselessness. But it’s going to take some insight.

Here’s a tough ques­tion: If cor­po­rate poli­cies and prac­tices in tal­ent man­age­ment and suc­ces­sion plan­ning work, ho…

PhD in Personal Health Informatics at Northeastern University


Hamilton college alumni weekend features new science center and other innovations

Emerson Hall at Hamilton College in Clinton, N...
Emerson Hall at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I just returned from alumni weekend at Hamilton College and was amazed at the evolution of this school since I completed my studies there. A new science center that looks like an Apple store, expanding visibility for its expertise in writing, media and communications, a dynamic network of alumni and new e-learning platforms connecting it all make this one of the top liberal arts colleges. See more photos on my Facebook albums…

Crowd-sourcing college housing: repurposing the McMansions

Foreclosure (Photo credit: zane.hollingsworth)

Increasingly I’ve noted the rise in the rental economy in the USA as the previous ownership mentality of many Americans traumatized by economic collapse and wealth inequalities is replaced by one of access. One interesting example of this is college students who, according to a slew of recent articles, are now taking over McMansions which have gone into foreclosure. For example in Merced, CA, students at the local U. California school are now able to rent one of hundreds of foreclosed luxurious homes in overbuilt planned communities for a bargain price and enjoy amenities such as jacuzzis, pools, three-car garages, wall-to-wall carpeting, granite kitchen countertops, walk-in closets, inviting gas fireplaces, light-filled living rooms, master bathroom sinks. Not the same as the cramped dorm room of our college years, eh? On-campus room and board is $13,720 a year, compared with roughly $7,000 off-campus. But renting a McMansion they can each get a bedroom and often a private bath, pay $200 to $350 a month each.

Students find lush living for $300 a month –

Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School of Computer Science Bioinformatics

The Periodic Table of Bioinformatics by Eagle ...
The Periodic Table of Bioinformatics by Eagle Genomics Ltd. (Photo credit: dullhunk)

Knowledge Systems Institute :: Graduate School of Computer Science.

Bioinformatics degrees

Online Education Beats the Classroom?

Intriguing study by SRI for the Dept. of Education that found that over a 12-year span, 99 studies of quantitative comparisons of online and classroom performance for the same courses. The analysis for the Department of Education found that, on average, students doing some or all of the course online would rank in the 59th percentile in tested performance, compared with the average classroom student scoring in the 50th percentile. That is a modest but statistically meaningful difference.

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom –