Google’s big step to disrupt and improve higher education


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Bob Dylan sang: “For times that are changing.” That’s what I thought when I read that Google announced that they were going to start offering six-month courses to give people the skills to acquire jobs that are in demand. The cost? A staggering $ 300. All I can say is “It was about time.”

Like Alibaba CEO Jack Ma , I started my career as an English teacher. In 2008, I saw the writing on the wall with the change in the market and I reinvented myself. I read, listened, watched, attended, and absorbed every book, CD, and

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Google’s Big Move to Disrupt and Upend Higher Education


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Bob Dylan sang, “For the times they are a-changin’” That’s what I thought of when I read that Google announced they were going to start offering six-months courses to give people the skills needed to acquire jobs that are in-demand. The cost? An astonishing $300. All I can say is “About time.”

Like the CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, I started out my career as an English teacher. In 2008, I saw the writing on the wall with the shift in the market and reinvented myself. I read, listened to, watched, attended, and absorbed every book, CD and seminar I could get my hands on to prepare for the second half of my career.

What frustrated me about the educational process was how slow it was to adapt to our fast-changing world. Outside the school walls,

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Reports: Webex issues disrupt online learning Tuesday morning

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Students are jumping on Twitter after a Webex issue disrupted their online learning on Tuesday morning.

According to Downdetector.com, reports of issues with the video conferencing services spiked since 7 a.m., with over 500 people reporting an issue within 30 minutes.

On Twitter, students and some teachers are posting their frustration with the disruption. One user tweeted:

webex crashed as I was presenting

Upside-down face

A teacher went to Twitter to make sure they’re not alone, tweeting:

Anyone else using WebEx having bad connections issues this morning? Having issues on my end and students too.

A look at Webex’s latest status information did not show any problems as of 7:54 a.m., and the company did not put out any tweets or reply to anyone complaining of the issue.

Update: At 8:35 a.m., Webex’s parent company Cisco replied to KRON4’s story in a tweet saying:

“Hey there, it

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