The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.
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Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.
Employers may need to open up their wallets to retain their IT staffers in 2014, according to a salary survey from IT career website Dice.com.
Online course participants are more likely to browse lesson material than stick around to earn a completion certificate, according to a report examining enrollment and usage data from edX, an online learning platform jointly launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall of 2012.
Expertise in Web development, mobile development and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year.
Tyler Kresch isn't turning to graduate school to help him change his job from tech sales to running a startup; instead he's taking massive open online courses (MOOCs) to learn the IT skills necessary for that career move.
Health care providers are just beginning to figure out how big data, mobile platforms and integrated software can deliver better care at lower costs, according to speakers at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston.
With 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turning 65 every day until 2030, the IT industry is among those that must plan how its workforce will be impacted when these employees eventually retire.
Economic woes have pushed companies of all sizes to shake up data center hiring, development and other processes to better align IT and business operations.
Intel warned on Monday that fourth-quarter revenue will be lower than anticipated due to a hard-drive shortage. The chip maker now anticipates quarterly revenue of US$13.7 billion, down from a previous n estimate of $14.7 billion.
Advocates of the concept called "singularity" envision a future in which humans and technology fully converge, but a keynote speaker at the World Future Society conference in the US last month voiced scepticism about the idea, citing the complexities of the human mind.
Using computers for checking email, drawing images and playing games are common tasks for most people. For the severely paralysed, however, they're impossible.
Caring for an aging population, giving manual-labour jobs to illegal immigrants and keeping production costs down as worker wages rise sound like issues reserved for a political campaign. But panelists at a recent discussion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe robotics will help solve these problems and others faced by society and businesses.
YouTube furthered its attempts to offer legitimate footage on its video-sharing Web site this week by announcing deals that will provide users with music video and professional basketball content.
Dell Inc., the vendor that pioneered direct-sales in the computer industry, announced plans this week to test its first full-sized retail stores.