Online Learning Update

December 18, 2019

Can colleges launch data science programs fast enough?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

But colleges are largely struggling to add or expand their programs to keep up with the growing demand for such workers. More than 150,000 jobs requiring data science skills are unfilled, with particularly severe shortages in large cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, according to a 2018 report from LinkedIn.  IBM is hoping to help. In September, the technology company announced it is working with the U of Pennsylvania and the Linux Foundation to create an open-source data science curriculum kit that any institution can use.

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