Digital technology is no longer in the cordoned-off domain of IT; it is being applied to almost every part of a company’s value chain.
In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify.
Workers of every stripe—from corporate finance officers to sales people to utility workers and nurses—are now spending sizable portions of their workdays using tools that require digital skills.
It was one of the most frequently repeated stories of the year: college students, particularly left-leaning college students, are intolerant…. However, the idea that college students are sheltered and pampered isn’t just wrong; it’s insulting.
I think the reasons for learning to code are the same as the reasons for learning to write. When we learn to write, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas. And when we learn to code, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas in new ways, in a new medium.
Instead of encouraging change for its own sake and the sake of the institutions served by change, we need to focus on the trade-offs. If change is actually about loss, we need to address loss and how to make loss more acceptable.
When it comes to hiring, many employers still lean toward graduates from name-brand institutions. Yet too many graduates “don’t get a shot at the high-value jobs they should be getting.
Whereas jobs that rely on primarily one skill have shown a decrease in pay, positions that are multifaceted in nature are seeing healthy growth.
The ever-expanding tech sector is now producing career opportunities in fields that specifically require the skills taught in the humanities.
For all of the liberal arts majors, college dropouts, people looking for a new career or anyone else thinking about the field, I hope my path gives you hope.