The Education Desk

  1. Forget computer science degrees and MBAs, social sciences are the key to success

    The last thing on Amy Golding’s mind when she left Cambridge with a degree in English literature was technology. “When I thought of people in tech, I thought of people with hoodies in dark rooms. I wanted to be a journalist,” she says.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

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  2. The unbundling of Udemy

    Millions of people are looking to learn new skills online yet current platforms like Udemy lack the community and topic-based interaction necessary to build truly immersive educational experiences. This hole is paving the way for a new generation of startups that are unbundling Udemy through a mix of community, interactivity, and high-quality content.

    By Greg Isenberg , written on

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  3. $50,000 for a year of iPad classes is a terrible deal

    This week, Harvard announced that all course instruction will be taught online for the 2020-21 academic year. The $50,000 price tag will remain.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

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  4. The post-PC era never looked brighter

    In 2010, just a few months after the announcement of the original iPad, Steve Jobs sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal to talk about the future of computing in light of the arrival of the iPad. At the time Jobs talked about the iPad ushering in the post-PC era.

    By John Sherrod , written on

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