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Campus Technology 2015 Salary Survey: IT Pay -- Campus Technology

Campus Technology 2015 Salary Survey: IT Pay -- Campus Technology | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The numbers are in: Our survey of higher education IT professionals gathered salary data for hundreds of tech leaders and staffers in colleges and universities across the country.
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insights from Tom McDonald: 

Tom McDonald • 19 hours ago

Why is it that when we talk of education compensation, we rarely include education 
specific benefits, which most often dramatically exceed non-education benefits?

We know that people remain employed in education because the salary is acceptable and the benefits are exceptional; health, life, dental, vision, with low out of pocket costs; fully funded retirement, vacation, plus a work environment where resistance to change is systemic and no need to be accountable for a profit, slows down the forward momentum.

Simply comparing salaries is a misrepresentation of the facts and leads us to inaccurately believe that 'these poor folks' are being taken advantage of, which is far from accurate

 
David Nagel Mod  Tom McDonald • 18 hours ago

Thanks for the comment. This is covered int he second part on job satisfaction:https://campustechnology.com/a...

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BCDALAI's Free Tech. Support Blog: IT Career - Microsoft ICT Curriculum Roadmap

BCDALAI's Free Tech. Support Blog: IT Career - Microsoft ICT Curriculum Roadmap | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
If you have experience in computing, the roadmap helps you identify the learning path in preparing for the ICT career of your choice. Determine your starting point by reviewing the prerequisites necessary for each knowledge point in the curriculum. Then use the roadmap's resources to test your readiness, using assessment exams or a self-assess option to check your skills against the skills measured. If you need more training, choose training resources that suit your learning style: classroom courses, e-learning, or independent study. 
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how to teach yourself into a career in Microsoft ICT

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Big Data Brain Drain | Science Careers

Big Data Brain Drain | Science Careers | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

excerpt: ""Where scientific research is concerned, this recently accelerated shift to data-centric science has a dark side, which boils down to this: the skills required to be a successful scientific researcher are increasingly indistinguishable from the skills required to be successful in industry," VanderPlas writes. "While academia, with typical inertia, gradually shifts to accommodate this, the rest of the world has already begun to embrace and reward these skills to a much greater degree. The unfortunate result is that some of the most promising upcoming researchers are finding no place for themselves in the academic community, while the for-profit world of industry stands by with deep pockets and open arms." (Note that the emphasis is in the original.)"

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Anthony Goldbloom | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Anthony Goldbloom | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A startup called Kaggle tries to bring smart people to knotty problems.

 

Goldbloom created "a website where data scientists could compete to win cash in their spare time by solving such problems for companies. He didn’t know much about programming, so he taught himself to code and built the website in his bedroom in Melbourne, Australia.

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Another use of competition and networking to find solutions.

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How to Write Meeting Minutes: Expert Tips, Meeting Minutes Templates and Sample Meeting Minutes

How to Write Meeting Minutes: Expert Tips, Meeting Minutes Templates and Sample Meeting Minutes | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

With everything that’s at stake in today’s challenging times, it’s no wonder that employers prize accurate minute-taking skills more than ever before. Minutes serve as a permanent record of what was decided, what actions must be taken, who must take them and when.

Every day, key meetings are probably taking place in your office. And the decisions made as a result of those meetings can involve millions of dollars, and even change people’s careers. That’s why the role of the minute-taker is so important.

Business Management Daily, publisher of Administrative Professional Today, designed this special report to teach you tips and tools to take accurate, professional minutes and save time using meeting minutes templates. Whether you’ve never taken minutes before or you want to take your skills to the next level, How to WriteMeeting Minutes will help you master the task.

 
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Geek of the Week: Matthew Mistele, 14-year-old Xbox game developer - GeekWire

Geek of the Week: Matthew Mistele, 14-year-old Xbox game developer - GeekWire | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Matthew Mistele with his Xbox and Windows PC game, Warthog Wars. Matthew Mistele, a high school freshman at the Bear Creek School in Redmond, Wash., likes
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Inspiration for kids everywhere. Note: he began with Scratch, moved on to Alice, and then got into more advanced computer languages. 

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Leah Busque | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Leah Busque | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Leah Busque “quit IBM to work on an idea she had: that people should be able to go online and easily hire their neighbors to do quick errands and other odd jobs. She later called it TaskRabbit."

 

“Today, 13,000 TaskRabbits bid for jobs in 14 U.S. cities. Three-quarters of them hold bachelor’s degrees; 5 percent have PhDs. These “micro-entrepreneurs,” as Busque calls them, include retirees, mothers, the unemployed, and the underpaid. They do everything from delivering lunches and fixing toilets to dressing up as a hot dog for a surprise birthday party (true story). Pay might be as low as $10 per task, but some skilled jobs fetch hundreds, especially for TaskRabbits with high reputation rankings on the site. The employer pays a 20 percent commission to TaskRabbit.”

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This was something some futurists and economists predicted: that people would be hired out for limited work in addition to other more predictable, stable work. This has more implications and "revolution", in connection with Kaggle, is a powerfully accurate description.

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