Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic

Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic

Education in the time of Dystopian-like Pandemic by: Yolanda A. Soliveres   All the dystopian movies and TV series on Netflix couldn’t have prepared us for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hunger Games almost hit the jackpot foretelling a one-tribute-per-household scenario.  We have those tributes now whose names are written on a government-issued quarantine pass that allows access to essential necessities like food and medicine. Of course, the movie stopped at one tribute per household. Bird Box and A Quiet Place, on the other hand, have a different take on educating children when schools are closed because to go out will mean contracting a dreaded disease and passing it on to everyone in the family! Suddenly in March all schools were asked to close and padlock the gates and to move classes online! The COVID-19 pandemic is real after all! Teachers all over adapted to the “new normal” in no time. Or tried to. Suddenly everyone’s going digital which adds more work to teachers and more resources to make it happen: digital devices, internet connection, learning management systems, learning experience platforms, ebooks, etc. Moreover, since classes are online, teachers find themselves talking to parents asking for assistance or to iron out […]

Top 18 Highest Paying IT Jobs in 2020

We live in a time of great change career-wise; jobs are lost to automation and others are changing what skills are required. With changes like these in the market, you may be considering a shift to a career in technology or, perhaps, you’re already in the field and want to advance. In many industries, there continues to be strong demand for highly skilled IT specialists. Here’s a look at just some of the highest-paying IT jobs, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2020 Salary Guide and Simplilearn: 1. Big data engineer Businesses need individuals who can transform large amounts of raw data into actionable information for strategy-setting, decision-making, and innovation — and pay well for people with these skills. The salary midpoint (or median national salary) for big data engineers is $163,250. These professionals typically create a company’s software and hardware architecture, along with the systems people need to work with the data. Big data engineers usually have a degree in computer science and expertise in mathematics and databases. 2. Mobile applications developer Just look at your phone or tablet applications and it’s pretty easy to figure out why mobile applications developers are in demand. These IT pros need expertise in developing […]