Education

  • How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists Crunch Network

    How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

    Data scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles. Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood the value of a skill set that combines computer science, statistics, operations… Read More

  • Facebook Confronts The Free Internet Neutrality Dilemma

    Facebook Confronts The Free Internet Neutrality Dilemma

    The subject of contention is Free Basics, Facebook and Internet.org‘s app that offers free data access but only to a limited section of the Internet. Free Basics is available in roughly 35 countries through Facebook’s partnerships with mobile carriers who see it as a way to persuade people to buy data plans. But Facebook’s control over the technical guidelines for what… Read More

  • Vivek Ranadive On How He’ll Invest UC’s $250 Million

    Entrepreneur and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive sat down with TechCrunch to discuss how he’ll be allocating the University of California’s $250 million investment. The venture fund will be used to invest in innovative “value-driven” startups, many stemming from the UC ecosystem. The University of California and its ten campuses have been granted more patents than… Read More

  • Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution Crunch Network

    Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution

    Have you hired someone straight out of college in the last decade? If you have, it comes as no shock that today’s education system simply isn’t creating job-ready employees. Far from the differentiator it once was, the college diploma has become an expensive check box in the HR process. Let’s cut to the chase: You need experience to be relevant in today’s demanding… Read More

  • Springboard Raises $1.7M For Its Mentor-Based Approach To Online Learning

    Springboard Raises $1.7M For Its Mentor-Based Approach To Online Learning

    Springboard, an India-U.S. company formerly known as SlideRule, has raised a $1.7 million seed round to accelerate its concept of learning through mentors and a community. Each mentor provides a weekly catch-up session with their students, and Springboard partners with other MOOCs for courses, and creates its own where it sees gaps in content. Read More

  • MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

    MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

    Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created an algorithm they claim can predict how memorable or forgettable an image is almost as accurately as a human — which is to say that their tech can predict how likely a person would be to remember or forget a particular photo. Read More

  • Google Play Books Gets A Feature To Make It Easier To Read At Night

    Google Play Books Gets A Feature To Make It Easier To Read At Night

    If you’re a night reader on your mobile device, then you know that it’s hard to get tired with the bright screen burning your eyeballs. This of course isn’t a problem with physical books, as you can add a soft light to the room to wind down. Read More

  • University Of California Investing $250 Million In Startups

    University Of California Investing $250 Million In Startups

    The University of California announced a $250 million venture fund to invest in startups “emerging from the University of California system.” The fund will be focused on students, professors and alumni of the 10 UC schools, with a particular emphasis on startups in the life sciences, technology, energy, agriculture and materials sectors. Read More

  • School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech Crunch Network

    School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech

    No gymnasiums, no cafeterias and no administrators. That’s school policy at AltSchools, a chain of private, for-profit schools backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Zuckerberg. At the location I visited this October, the school schedule was written on a white board and could be changed in real time. Students flowed between grade levels and classes based upon what they… Read More