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Classroom Computers Boost Face-to-Face Learning

A European Union-funded research initiative called LEAD is using computers to enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving. The research demonstrates...

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Tactics For Today's Job Market

Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology, shares his suggestions for negotiating a rapidly changing job market for IT professionals. As he explains...

Five Steps to Make Yourself Great
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Five Steps to Make Yourself Great

Career expert Penelope Trunk weighs in on five ways to make a real impact in your chosen career. As she explains, the best way to get control of your career and...

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Job Seekers: How to Tell Stories to Stand Out

One way job seekers can stand out from the job search competition is to tell stories that illustrate their professional experience. According to Katharine Hansen...

Cifellows Project Fosters Computing Innovation
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Cifellows Project Fosters Computing Innovation

The Computing Innovation Fellows project announced by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) will award grants to...

Class of 2008: Still Waiting For That Elusive Job
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Class of 2008: Still Waiting For That Elusive Job

Mohammed Saif, 26, pushes through his days with dreams of writing code for a software firm at India's technology hub, but 10 months of hunting for employment has...

Slowing the Exodus of Skilled Foreigners
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Slowing the Exodus of Skilled Foreigners

U.S. businesses could be hurt by a reverse brain drain as skilled foreigners with temporary H-1B work visas depart the country and set up competing companies in...

Stanford's Startup Culture Stronger Than Ever
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Stanford's Startup Culture Stronger Than Ever

Stanford University's 100-year tradition of entrepreneurialism, which has spawned such tech giants as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Google, Sun, and Yahoo!, has been...

Engineering Suddenly Hot at ­niversities
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Engineering Suddenly Hot at ­niversities

Across the U.S., enrollment in engineering programs has risen to levels not seen in three decades. The economic uncertainty created by the recession appears to...

Six Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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Six Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Despite understanding that networking can be a valuable skill for managers and leaders, many mid-career professionals have not fully developed their networking...

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How to Recruit Students For Government Service

According to a project completed by second-year master's students at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, government needs to be doing a better job of recruiting...

Canada on Verge of It Student Shortage
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Canada on Verge of It Student Shortage

Declining enrollment in computer science programs, along with an increased demand for computer science workers, could lead to a critical workforce shortage in Canada...

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Simple Technology Links Students With Peers Overseas

A growing number of East Carolina University undergraduates are having international experiences without ever leaving the Greenville, N.C., campus. The university's...

Conference Encourages Young Women to Pursue Technical Careers
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Conference Encourages Young Women to Pursue Technical Careers

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory held its 21st annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference last month, welcoming approximately...

China Faces a Grad Glut After Boom at Colleges
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China Faces a Grad Glut After Boom at Colleges

Zhang Weidong has been making the rounds at the weekend talent fair in Nanjing, China for more than a month now and can't understand why he hasn't landed a job....

Teaching Computing to Everyone
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Teaching Computing to Everyone

Georgia Institute of Technology has  required every undergraduate on campus to take a course in computing.  Here are the lessons learned from the practice, now...

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H-1b Visas Cuts U.S. Tech Wages By Up to 6 Percent, Study Says

A new study from professors at New York University (NYU) and the University of Pennsylvania found that the use of H-1B workers by U.S. companies has decreased wages...

A Google Whiz Searches For His Place on Earth
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A Google Whiz Searches For His Place on Earth

Visa and immigration rules are creating conflicts with immigrants who are having a sizable impact on the U.S. technology industry. One such immigrant is Sanjay...

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Dual Degree Programs Aim to Create Better Engineers

The Computing Research Association recently reported that enrollment in engineering and computer science programs increased by 8 percent over the 2007-2008 school...

They're Hiring in Hong Kong
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They're Hiring in Hong Kong

A sudden wave of hiring in East Asia, especially in Hong Kong, could lead to a brain drain of computer science talent away from America. Talented IT professionals...
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