Former Microsoft COO Concerned About US Universities vs. China: ‘The Big Risk for Tech is Talent’

Former Microsoft COO Bob Herbold discussed in an interview (below) the fact that computer science and engineering schools are now competing strongly with US universities.

Google Seeks to Transform Education with New Change Center

Last week the Google for Education Transformation Center was announced as a hub and launch pad for school change. Google has long been involved in pushing technology to improve and modernize education, but with the launch of the Center it…

Coursera for Business Focuses on Corporate Training

Coursera for Business, just launched, is a new education technology platform by Coursera that targets extended learning for enterprise employees. The platform focuses on training and development needs of employees of large corporations. Coursera itself launched in 2012 and now…

Google Tag Manager Fundamentals Now More Widely Available

Last summer, Google launched a training course for marketers, analysts, and developers to teach them about Google Tag Manager and how it can simplify tag implementation and management. It’s part of Google’s Analytics Academy learning program. On Thursday, the company…

Judge Judy Is on the Supreme Court, According to an Alarming Number of College Grads

In oh-jeez-that’s-the-world-we-live-in news, an alarming number of college grads think that Judge Judy hears cases … on the Supreme Court. The depressing news comes inside a report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. “There is a crisis in…

Bing Ads Academy Training Program Announced

Microsoft announce the launch of Bing Ads Academy, a new training program for advertisers to learn how to get more out of Bing Ads. There are courses for both newer customers and those who have been at it for a…

Facebook, Google Ask Congress to Make Computer Science a K-12 Priority

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more than a dozen other advocacy groups have sent a letter to the Chairman and ranking members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The letter…

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chicago Public Schools CEO Guilty… and Sorry

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, plead guilty and then told CPS students and teachers on the courthouse steps. “I’m terribly sorry and I apologize to them. They deserved much more, much more than I gave to them,” She…

Google Is Bringing VR to the Classroom

Google launched an app earlier this year that allows teachers to create virtual reality field trips using Google Cardboard VR. Now, the company is getting a little more hands-on and taking the Google Expeditions initiative straight to the classroom. Google…

Hootsuite Launches Business Social Media Education Program Called Podium

Hootsuite announced the launch of of a new online education program called Podium, aimed at helping people develop skills for getting more out of social media for business. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “As one of the top…