Virginia colleges expand cloud computing degrees

A new set of degrees in cloud computing from George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College expand on a cloud computing program that was announced last year in partnership with Amazon Web Services. Now, the partnership will grow the degree program from a 2-year associate's to a 4-year associate bachelor's degree. The effort will launch during the fall 2020 semester.


Amazon Web Services says the four-year degree offered by George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College is the first of its kind.

Los Angeles district wants AI for 'impactful' instruction shifts

The district's instructional technology director says artificial intelligence has dominated conversations internally about the future of instruction.

As email fades in popularity, Arizona State turns to its mobile app

To meet its students on the platforms they most enjoy, ASU is promoting its mobile app instead of blasting its students with emails.

Dept. of Ed asks FCC not to repurpose wireless broadband service

The department wrote the commission a letter asking it to maintain the Educational Broadband Service's "educational nature."

How public-private partnerships can build IT workforce pipelines

Speakers at the AWS Public Sector Summit said collaboration will ensure students are being trained with the skills employers want.

Stanford's 'QuizBot' helps students retain more information

Backed by an artificial intelligence named "Frosty the penguin," a new chatbot was shown to encourage longer study periods and raise quiz scores.

Duke professor apologizes for exposing student pics on database

A database containing images of 2,000 students has now been used by organizations around the world, including two Chinese military research academies.

A third of U.S. workers say they lack data skills

And, according to a recent survey conducted by edX, many of them are reluctant to ask their employers for help.

Opinions mixed as Connecticut passes compsci bill

A bill now awaiting Gov. Ned Lamont's signature could improve access to computer science education but also strain already-limited teaching resources.

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