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    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

    Now Available: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Comprehensive, Sixth Edition

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 15, 2014 1:37:33 PM

    Are you looking for a new way to engage and compel students in C++? Award-winning duo, Nell Dale and Chip Weems, offers the clearest and most comprehensive introductory C++ text with Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Comprehensive, Sixth Edition. With a student-centered, pragmatic, and hands-on approach, the text makes even the most difficult concepts in computer science programming accessible to all students. Comprehensive and student-friendly, Programming and Problem Solving with C++, Sixth Edition is the definitive text for introductory computer science programming courses.

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    Topics: Nell Dale, New Edition, eLearning, Introduction to Computer Science, navigate, Navigate, Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming and Problem Solving with C++

    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

    Introducing an All New Fourth Edition of Anderson’s Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 15, 2014 9:43:00 AM

    Are you looking for the perfect introductory Java programming text that includes free access to a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools? Look no further! The fourth edition of Julie Anderson and Hervé Franceschi’s Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access is now available.

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    Topics: New Edition, Java Illuminated, navigate, Navigate, Advantage, An Active Learning Approach, Computer Science Education, Java

    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

    A Complete Curriculum Solution for Information Systems & Cybersecurity

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 21, 2014 4:22:40 PM

    In May 2009, President Barack Obama said that “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that by 2018, the need for information security professionals is expected to grow by nearly 30 percent. To meet this demand, academic institutions throughout the country are offering new or expanded degree and certificate programs within this rapidly growing field.

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    Topics: Committee on National Security Systems, IACE, Information Security, ISSA, NSA, Computer Science Education, Information Systems & Security Assurance Serie

    United States Air Force Academy Introduces New Network Security Major

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 18, 2014 11:57:57 AM

    As cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic in colleges and universities, it’s also becoming an increasingly important part of the military. Recently, the United States Air Force Academy announced that they are adding a new network security major designed to help cadets “fly, fight, and win in cyberspace.”

    According to Dr. Martin Carlisle, the head of the Computer Science Department for the 2014-2015 academic year, “the computer and network security major touches on topics designed to help cadets understand what the cyberspace domain is and how the Air Force will establish cyberspace superiority in future conflicts.” Dr, Carlisle continued that, “the Air Force Academy is committed to producing highly-qualified officers to serve in cyber career fields. This is a time when the Academy is reducing majors, which shows how important we think this mission field is.”

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    Topics: Computer Science, Information Security, Information Systems Security & Assurance Curri, ISSA, Computer Science Education, Computer Security, Cypersecurity, United States Air Force Academy, Network Security

    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

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