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How Many Times Will People Change Jobs? The Myth of the Endlessly-Job-Hopping Millennial

During a recent interview with EdSurge, a LinkedIn executive made the offhand comment that people will change careers 15 times over their lifetimes. The sound of a record-needle scratching cued in my head, and I thought: Is that even possible?

?Another Major Coding Bootcamp, Iron Yard, Announces Closure

The Iron Yard, a Greenville, S.C.-based coding bootcamp, is closing up shop. The school wrote in a blog post today that it will be ceasing operations at all of its 15 campuses around the U.S. after its current 12-week session finishes.“In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support,” the announcement reads.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Yet, when I graduated from college in 2008, I didn’t know this field existed. Surely a lot has changed!

Long Live the ‘90s: ‘Edtech’ Crazes Every Teacher (and Student) Secretly Wishes Were Still Around

If you’ve ever been tempted to click on one of those ‘90s-nostalgia posts, we really can’t blame you—I mean, who doesn’t want to skim through pictures of Dunkaroos and Capri Suns to find out if they really were a ‘90s kid? But here at EdSurge, we believe the teachers who taught those ‘90s kids deserve a walk down memory lane, too.

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‘Precision Education’ Hopes to Apply Big Data to Lift Diverse Student Groups

Professors at National University are spending the summer slicing their courses into smaller and smaller pieces, and looking for as many ways to explain each concept as they can. The idea is to replace one-size-fits-all lectures with a range of mix-and-match educational materials, so delivering a course can be done the way a doctor might consider different treatment options for different patients.

Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic ‘Personalized Learning’ Continuum

Recently I was asked, “What do you think about personalized learning?” I think my exact response was, “Blargh.” This wasn’t because I dislike what this phrase could mean, but because I am disappointed with what it has become. Personalized learning seems to be one of the buzziest of the buzzwords in the edu-jargon grab bag and yet its exact definition is rather elusive. It seems to mean different things to different people. Oftentimes I find that the definition falls somewhere along a continuum. Here’s what I mean:

Kahoot Gets $10 Million—and a Spot in the Disney Accelerator

Most students associate Kahoot with its addictive, funky theme song. Today the Norwegian company is groovin’ to a different tune: ka’ching!

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Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani: Why An 'Hour of Code' Isn’t Enough

It’s no shock to anyone—there is a gender disparity problem in the computer science world. The computing industry’s rate of job creation in the United States may be
three times that of other industries, but the number of females attaining computer science degrees is falling, as U.S.

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Ten Years Ago Fewer Than 3,000 Girls Took the AP CS Exam. Now There Are Nearly 30,000

Educators and students around the nation are celebrating the completion this year’s Computer Science Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Students are mostly celebrating the fact that it's over, but teachers are excited that data (released from Code.org this morning) indicates a record number of students, in particular girls and minorities, taking the exam.

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