La academia gratuita de Apple para formar programadores de todo el mundo – El Mostrador

Apple tiene dificultades para encontrar a empleados con habilidades particulares, así que decidió actuar para resolver su problema. Pero su caso no es excepcional. Desde hace años existe una brecha entre la experticia laboral y lo que requiere la economía actual, en donde el desarrollo de aplicaciones es fuente de ganancias y puestos de trabajo.

Fuente: La academia gratuita de Apple para formar programadores de todo el mundo – El Mostrador


Impact of Social Sciences – How do students access the resources they need? Survey finds only one in five obtain all resources legally.

an overview of findings from a study on the practices of university students accessing learning resources at a research-intensive university in South Africa. There is a grey zone in the access of resources that is now simply part of normal life in a new communication and information order. The students’ perspectives raise critical issues for new models of publishing, for digital literacies and for open scholarship.

Fuente: Impact of Social Sciences – How do students access the resources they need? Survey finds only one in five obtain all resources legally.


Edward Snowden 'humbled' by his election as Glasgow University rector | World news | The Guardian

Edward Snowden ‘humbled’ by his election as Glasgow University rector | World news | The Guardian.

In statement to the Guardian, NSA whistleblower describes vote as bold and historic decision in support of academic freedom
Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower. Photograph: Guardian

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said he was humbled and honoured after Glasgow University students voted overwhelmingly for him to serve as their rector for the next three years.

In a statement to the Guardian, Snowden described it as bold and historic decision in support of academic freedom. “In a world where so many of our developing thoughts and queries and plans must be entrusted to the open internet, mass surveillance is not simply a matter of privacy, but of academic freedom and human liberty,” Snowden said.

The vote is purely symbolic as Snowden is unlikely to be in a position to become a working rector, able to represent students at meetings of the university’s administrators. He is wanted by the US for leaking tens of thousands of documents to journalists and has been granted temporary asylum in Russia.

The result of the online election was announced to candidates and their supporters shortly after polls closed at 5pm on Tuesday.