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Investors are paying college students' tuition — but they want a share of future... Melissa Gillbanks is no fan of student loans, so when she was looking for a way to pay for her senior year at Purdue University, she was happy to sign away... A coding school where college grads train and work without spending... Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John’s University in New York. He figured his bachelor’s degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but a few rounds of interviews proved otherwise. Why are UK employers making the move to skills-based hiring? You've heard of "Peak Oil," but maybe not "Peak Degrees." But with employers rapidly losing confidence in the value of college degrees, we may soon hit it. While over half of college... Examity Intros Mobile ID Verification Online proctoring company Examity is introducing a mobile authentication product that will allow test-takers to use their smartphones for identity verification. The ExamiGO platform... Santelli Exchange: Student loan debt outpaces credit card... Daniel Pianko, Co-founder & Managing Director, University Ventures & CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss consumer credit & H.R.795 As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more. So Mr. Minton, a 26-year-old math major, took a three-month course in computer...

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Perspectives - Mythbusting the "Skills Gap"

May 24, 2017
The "skills gap," the idea that US colleges and universities fail to prepare students with skills necessary for successful careers, has become a bogeyman of higher education, capturing the imagination of employers and haunting discussions of curricular reform.
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A coding school where college grads train and work without spending a dime

May 24, 2017
Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John's University in New York. He figured his bachelor's degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but a few rounds of interviews proved otherwise.
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Experiments With a New Way of Paying for College

May 22, 2017
Colleges (and nontraditional providers) experiment with income-share agreements as innovation that could help some people afford education and training.
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The coal miner who became a data miner

May 22, 2017
In her old life, it was not unusual for Annie Evans to find herself standing in the pouring rain outside of a coal mine at three in the morning, staring down a broken piece of equipment.
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Spotted at the 2017 ASU GSV Summit: 6 Startups Shaking Up Education

May 18, 2017
Last week, we attended the ASU GSV Summit in Salt Lake City. Colloquially known as "ASU GSV," the annual conference offers a chance for people in the learning and talent innovation communities to come together.
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Should There Be a Universal Skills Measurement System?

May 18, 2017
Establishing a standard skills measurement system could make it easier for companies to source talent, but there are challenges and limitations to the practice.
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AlwaysHired helps high school grads, others land tech jobs

May 18, 2017
With no formal college education or any experience in tech, Rafael Olimpiada was held back by his resume. Then he signed up for training with AlwaysHired - a San Francisco company that taught him how to land a job at a tech startup. AlwaysHired describes...
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As Trump Promotes Manufacturing, It's Tech Jobs That Offer the Best Opportunity

May 12, 2017
President Donald Trump has promised to create 25 million new jobs over the next decade. The tax plan his administration revealed last week is ostensibly part of this job creation mission, as it looks to radically reduce tax rates...
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Online Exam Proctoring Catches Cheaters, Raises Concerns

May 12, 2017
Many administrators and faculty members say online exam proctoring works and is vital to expanding online programs. But some question, at what cost?
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Partnership Takes Credly Badges to Europe

May 12, 2017
Digital badges are going global with a new partnership between Credly and Digitalme (part of the City & Guilds Group), a UK- and EU-based provider of digital credentialing services. The two companies plan...
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