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    The 2017 Computer Science Catalog is Now Available!

    Posted by amyl on Mar 28, 2017 10:10:52 AM

    See What's New for 2017

    Check out our  2017 Computer Science Catalog for new outstanding textbooks, robust student and instructor resources, and a preview of our upcoming new  Virtual Security Cloud Labs.

     

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Nell Dale, New Edition, Android, Catalog, Computer Science Teachers Association, cybersecurity, Information Security, Introduction to Computer Science, ISSA, New Text, android app development, C++, C++ Plus 11, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, computer organization and architecture, Computer Science Education, computer science faculty, computer science textbooks, Cyberethics, Data Structures, Databases, Java, Programming, Python Programming in Context, Software Engineering, STEM, algorithms, app development, Python, virtual security, web design

    Increasing Efforts to Create Computer Science Requirements in U.S. High Schools

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 29, 2014 12:08:22 PM

    According to Code.org, the U.S. will have 1 million more computer science jobs than students with computer science degrees by 2020. Careers in these fields are increasing at twice the national average, and in some states computing jobs are growing at over four times the average. Yet, many high schools around the country do not require computer science as a requirement for math or science.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, computing, Introduction to Computer Science, U.S. News & World Report, Computer Science Education, Programming, Purdue University

    Is the “Geek” Label Alienating Women in Computer Science?

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 19, 2014 11:59:03 AM

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for all 12 major Computer Science and Information Technology Occupations will increase by 13-37%, most of which is much faster than the national average. Yet, while the field is growing and overall enrollment is up at most major universities, only about 18% of computer science and engineering majors are women. Why is that?

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, higher education, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Geeks, MentorNet, Million Women Mentors, STEM, Tricia Barry, FabFems, Geek Bus, Washington Post, We the Geeks, White House, women in Computer Science

    Code.org Launches New Campaign to Introduce 100 Million Students to Coding in One Year

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 6, 2014 12:24:50 PM

    Code.org launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last month with the goal of providing 100 million students worldwide with the opportunity to study computer science for one hour every day. The project, called An Hour of Code For Every Student, needs  $5,000,000 in order to accomplish this goal, and Code.org plans to match every donation dollar for dollar, up to $2,500,000.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Hour of Code, An Hour of Code for Every Student, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

    Which IT profession is right for you?

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 28, 2014 9:43:56 AM

    The IT sector offers an unusually wide and varied job range, which can suit people with different personalities, preferences and technical skills. In order to make the right decisions when setting up your IT career path, it's essential to have an idea about what various jobs entail and which of them will be demanded in the future. Here's a selection of the most interesting and profitable careers in IT.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, IT, Computer Science Education, IT Professions

    Open Source Software Hopes to Benefit Humanity

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 8, 2014 11:05:35 AM

    Research has started to provide strong evidence that students who find meaning and significance in their studies are more engaged and driven to master the material at hand. Students participating in the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS), also known as Software for Humanity, can attest to that theory firsthand.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, HFOSS, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Softare, Software for Humanity

    Proposed California Bill Would Allow Computer Science Classes to Fulfill Undergrad Math Requirements

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 25, 2014 4:02:24 PM

    By 2018, 1.1 million Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs will need to be filled in California, nearly half of which will be computing related. With Computer Science becoming increasingly important in many industries, one California lawmaker is trying to help high school students better prepare for their future success.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Introduction to Computer Science, Alex Padilla, California State University, Computer Science Education, Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 1200, STEM, STEM jobs, University of California

    Explore the 2014 Computer Science Interactive Catalog

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 2, 2014 9:17:38 AM

    Take a look at our 2014 Computer Science Interactive Catalog for a complete list of course resources, new technology, and custom print or eBook solutions. View the interactive catalog on your computer or mobile device, or download and print a copy for your reference.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Catalog, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Architecture, Computer Ethics, Computer Science Catalog, Computer Science Education, Data Structures, databases, Enterprise Computing, Game Design, game development, Graphics Application, Introductory Computer Science, Security, Software Engineering, Theory of Computation, Computer Graphics, Networking, Programming Languages, Web Development

    Congress Introduces Computer Science Education Act

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 8, 2014 11:28:21 AM

    Given the huge demand for highly-trained computer experts and engineers, secondary education is already trending towards a marked increase in computing classes. Now, Congress is considering a bill to help close the skills gap and strengthen our national competitiveness. The bill, currently in the House of Representatives, is the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536).

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Science Education Act, Association for Computing Machinery, Computer Science Teachers Association, Congress, CSTA, Early Education, Foundations, House of Representatives, Introduction to Computer Science, Jared Polis, Secondary Education, Susan Brooks, Computer Science Education

    Overcoming Obstacles to Bring Computer Science to High Schools

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jul 24, 2014 10:48:49 AM

    Mercurynews.com reported that, much like the rest of the country, the San Francisco Bay Area needs help motivating young people to take an interest in computer science and technology. According to the nonprofit Code.org, there will be a shortage of 1 million trained computer scientists in the next decade. Yet, only 10 percent of U.S. high schools offer classes in programming.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Foundations, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

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