All posts tagged technology

Seven Skills for Research Internships


Many internship experiences focus on specia reserach projects.  The ideal project is one that is valuable to your organization; provides the intern with insight into your organization and field of work; will require a significant number of hours of work; and involves skills and tasks that you can teach to a short-term intern. Many summer […]

Technical/Craftwork Skills

This entry is about technical skills.  Not the “technology” skills needed for computer and digital media work, but the conceptual and hands-on technical craftwork skills needed for designing, modeling, building and creating. These skills are an important part of a strong science, technology, engineering and math education. While some technical/craftwork skills can be specific to various […]

Is There a Generational Divide in Technology Skills?

As an adult who has worked with computers since the 1980s, I sometimes enjoy hearing and telling technology stories that now seem like ancient history.  My earliest professional experiences involved using huge mainframe computers to analyze data and using PCs with 5  1/4 inch disks and monochrome monitors for word processing and spreadsheets.   People older than […]

Computer Technology Skills

What skills do students use in jobs and internships in computer technology fields? An analysis of Work-Based Learning Plans [read more] from across Massachusetts shows that interacting with other people, organizing information, writing, problem solving and critical thinking are vitally important, along with technical skills in the specific field, such as web design, programming, software […]