iGotITtoo, a charity that works to bring technology education, training, and resources to underprivileged communities, just received a $250,000 donation from Google, Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation to assist in expansion and implementation of its mission. The organization is “dedicated to ending digital inequality in economically underserved communities throughout New York.”
With our current economic recession slow to recover, students are trying to figure out what degree will most benefit their future job prospects. Among the few fields withstanding the economic pressures is IT. Therefore, a sure-fire way to obtain, secure, and even advance in a job is through earning an IT degree. IT degrees programs are available both at online universities and ground schools. Online schools offer a multitude of IT degree programs, and pursing an information technology degree online will give students a chance to work towards a degree while gaining direct experience with computers and computer technology.
Many prominent historians have hopped on the digital bandwagon. A new survey has found that most of the 4,000 historian respondents are ready to try forms of digital scholarship like “interactive maps or online databases.” However, the number of journals interested in publishing this new, digitalized work is relatively non-existent in comparison.
A prototype voting website, developed by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, that allows military personnel and overseas voters to cast election ballot online has been hacked by UM students. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics recently asked outsiders to try and find defects in the system which officials had hoped to use for the upcoming November election.