Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

According to Codecademy, 2017 might have been the year of re-education. New research from the online coding resource said more than half of its users this year hold a college degree, using their free time to boost their skill set by learning to code. About 55% of Codecademy’s users reported having some kind of college degree, showing that tech professionals are finding ways to expand their resume and stay relevant in a constantly changing field. “We’re hearing increasingly from people learning to code to get a leg up in their current…

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Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

The education department’s decision to ban colleges from offering integrated courses from June 2018 has evoked mixed reactions from experts and coaching classes. While some lauded the move saying it would put an end to the ‘unhealthy’ nexus between colleges and coaching classes, others said compulsory attendance in colleges will add to the students’ stress. However, a few activists pointed out that the ban alone was insufficient and the decision must be backed with long-term solutions. “Integrated courses are illegal. Why should the government wait till next year to end…

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