What is QA and how to become a tester

The QA profession is shrouded in myths. And you’ve definitely heard at least one of them — that this is the shortest and easiest way to enter IT. Why this is not entirely true and where to study to become a tester tells Andriy Sotnikov, Automation QA Engineer at Luxoft, ... Read more

Duolingo is preparing to launch a music course – it will be presented in a game format

The foreign language learning app Duolingo will launch a music course this fall, reports Engadget. The company promises “hundreds of small lessons”. During them, it will use more than 200 melodies to teach users music. It is noteworthy that such training will be presented in a game format. Lessons will ... Read more

Google launches updated AI Fundamentals course consisting of 36 short videos

Google has announced the relaunch of its free online course AI Fundamentals. It consists of 36 short practical videos with an average duration of 5 minutes. Registration for the updated course is open at the link. The video explains how to use artificial intelligence for work, business, and everyday life, ... Read more

ChatGPT usage has increased again since the beginning of the school year

In the early summer of 2023, ChatGPT traffic dropped significantly and some analysts speculated that it was due to the fact that students stopped using AI reading tools for homework and exams after the end of the school year. In September, when classes resumed, ChatGPT traffic grew again, which only ... Read more

To counter ChatGPT, American colleges may return to handwritten essays, paper and oral exams

The growing number of students using the ChatGPT artificial intelligence program to prepare for classes is forcing U.S. college professors to revise their curricula for the upcoming fall semester< writes Insider. OpenAI ChatGPT is making progress every day. The chatbot received the highest score on the AP Biology exam and ... Read more

The Netherlands bans smartphones, smartwatches and tablets in schools

From 1 January 2024, mobile phones, tablets and smart watches will be banned in Dutch classrooms for all but those with special needs. In this way, the Dutch government is trying to fight distractions during lessons. This is reported by The Guardian. “Even though mobile phones are intertwined with our ... Read more

11 Ukrainian universities made it to the QS World University Rankings 2024 international ranking

11 universities from Ukraine were included in the ranking of the best educational institutions in 2024 by QS World University Rankings. This is reported by The Village. Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University took the highest place among Ukrainian universities (681-690), National University of Kharkiv named after Karazin (691–700) and Igor ... Read more

In Ukraine, the status of the English language is being transformed – the draft law was registered in Verkhovna Rada

Verkhovna Rada registered draft law No. 9432 “On the application of English in Ukraine”. The document is defined by the President as urgent. According to the explanatory note to the draft law, it was developed in order to regulate at the legislative level the issue of the functioning of the ... Read more

ChatGPT passed business and law final exams (spoiler: not very successfully)

There are fears that OpenAI’s ChatGPT can help students cheat on tests, but how well would a chatbot do when asked to write a higher-level exam? In a recently published study, University of Minnesota law professors asked ChatGPT to prepare answers for final exams from four courses of their faculty. ... Read more

ChatGPT has the potential to transform higher education, researchers say

In the educational environment, hints from artificial intelligence are becoming commonplace. Recently, the Stanford Daily reported that a large number of students are already using the ChatGPT chatbot for final exams. According to an anonymous survey of 4,497 respondents, 17% of students said they used ChatGPT to help with assignments ... Read more

“Develop your career with Google Cloud” program has been extended. Focus on Machine Learning and working with data

With the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the national project Diia. Digital Education, Google continues the training program for willing Ukrainians “Develop a career with Google Cloud”. Recruitment for the second stream with a focus on machine learning and working with data has been announced. ... Read more

Google handed over 30,000 Chromebooks to Ukrainian teachers

The Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and Google, with the support of UNESCO, launched the joint initiative “A laptop for every teacher”. Within the project, as of October 31, 2022, about 30,000 Chromebooks out of the planned 50,000 have already been delivered to the regions ... Read more

On Prometheus, you can get 700 scholarships for studying IT courses of GlobalLogic, Ciklum and SoftServe

Ukrainian educational platform Prometheus launches affordable IT courses in partnership with companies GlobalLogic, Ciklum and SoftServe. The best graduates will be able to pass interviews and continue cooperation with companies. 700 participants will have the opportunity to join educational programs for free thanks to scholarships. The project is implemented with ... Read more

On Coursera, it will now be possible to obtain “Professional certificates from Google” in Ukrainian

Today “Professional certificates from Google” on the Coursera platform become available in Ukrainian, to help Ukrainians acquire practical skills, find a new job and develop their business. INCO, a grantee, provides up to 5,000 scholarships to Ukrainians who have lost their jobs or are at risk of losing them, ... Read more

Google launches training program “Grow your career with Google Cloud” to support Ukrainian business and IT specialists

Today, Google is launching the “Grow your career with Google Cloud” program for Ukrainians who seek to gain knowledge and practical skills in working with cloud technologies in order to contribute to the rapid digital transformation of Ukraine and invest in its future by expanding employment opportunities for IT professionals. ... Read more

This year, 95% of school graduates will be enrolled in higher education institutions of Ukraine

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine expects that 95% of school graduates will be enrolled in higher education institutions this year. As reported by Ukrinform, Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet said about this on the air of the telethon. “According to the results of the main ... Read more

English with a special status in Ukraine. The Ministry of Culture has started working on a draft law

The English language can get a special status in Ukraine, at least after Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal’s statement about such a possibility in June, the Ministry of Culture began to develop a corresponding draft law. This was announced by Rostyslav Karandeev, First Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of ... Read more

In one of the schools in Sydney, smartphones have been banned. The administration says that students have started to communicate more

One ​​of Sydney’s secondary schools has restricted the use of gadgets. When entering the educational institution, students must put their smartphones in a bag with a magnetic lock, which can only be opened with a special device. After two months, the management noticed a significant reduction in behavior problems, an ... Read more

Shelters of educational institutions will be equipped with Wi-Fi from the Ministry of Digital Transformation – how to join the project

By the beginning of the academic year, the Ministry of Digital Transfomation plans to provide high-speed Internet access to educational institutions. For this purpose, kindergartens, schools, colleges, and vocational schools will receive the necessary equipment free of charge. The project will be implemented jointly with the MES and telecom companies, ... Read more

The academic building of one of the schools in Lviv will be printed on a 3D printer

As notified by the Lviv City Council in Lviv, a modern academic building for elementary school students of school No.23 will be built at the expense of philanthropists. It would seem, so what? But the fact is that they plan to use 3D printing during the construction of the new ... Read more

Cloud provider Tucha launches DevOps courses for a donation to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian cloud provider Tucha has launched a fundraiser for an SUV for an air defense unit that will destroy enemy helicopters. In order to raise the required amount, apart from collecting donations from everyone, the company also decided to start training in DevOps engineering in exchange for donations from listeners. ... Read more

Genesis, KSE and SET University will teach Ukrainians to create digital products for free

Ukrainian IT company Genesis, Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and SET University combine academic and product expertise and launch a free joint course on creating digital products “School of Digital Business”. Genesis top managers, as well as teachers of higher education institutions, will share how to turn ideas into an ... Read more

GlobalLogic is launching a free IT course for those who want to change profession

International IT company GlobalLogic is launching training for those who want to retrain and start a career in IT. People without experience and technical education can take part. It’s completely free. IT Switch is an online course with GlobalLogic mentors and trainers, during which participants will be able to gain ... Read more

Learning applications provided children’s data to marketers and data brokers

During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children used online learning applications. It turned out that many of these applications collected information about students and shared it with marketers and data brokers, who could then target children with advertising. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the human rights group Human ... Read more

Ukrainian teachers will receive 43,000 Chromebooks from Google

Google has announced that it is providing financial assistance to purchase, license, and distribute 43,000 Chromebooks for Ukrainian teachers so that they can continue to communicate and collaborate with their students, who are forced to study remotely due to the war. Google is already working with local organizations to train ... Read more