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Majoring In Web 2.0: Emerging Tech Goes To School
"More American college students are going to school to study the business of the Internet.
As the World Wide Web has transformed the globe into a vast digital village, countless people collaborate online to share knowledge. Now some universities are offering new courses to harness the growing power of the Web.
In this climate, U.S. colleges are tackling subjects that range from social networking to offshore outsourcing. Educators say such new Web skills will be needed to keep pace with the global economy.
The U.S. and India each turn out more than 200,000 graduates in computer science and engineering per year, according to research from Duke University. Yet China produces nearly three times that many tech grads in a year.
The U.S. work force will face a shortfall of some 15 million job candidates over the coming decade, says Cushing Anderson, an IDC analyst. He says this talent shortage will be most acute in information technology, finance and sales."