Computer science

Perspectives from the field on Amazon's big-dollar entry into training workers

The retailer is pouring $700 million into worker training -- mostly through its own programs. We asked some experts on postsecondary education and training to assess whether Amazon's initiative is threat or boon to higher education.

Amazon, Google and other tech companies expand their postsecondary credential offerings

Amazon moves deeper into offering postsecondary credentials, following Google and other big employers, but largely bypasses traditional colleges with the expanded training options.

Google IT certificate program expands as more community colleges sign on

To bolster expanding online IT certificate program, Google plans to add career resources for students and to expand its community college partnerships and pathways to four-year degrees.

Study: When it comes to research output, where Ph.D.s get hired matters more than where they trained

New study of computer scientists says that when it comes to research output, where Ph.D.s get hired matters more than where they trained.

No clear solution to nationwide shortage of computer science professors

Computer science students on a number of campuses complain that their departments can't meet demand. Their professors are also stressed. But experts say there is no clear fix for nationwide shortage of computer science faculty.

Even with booms in student enrollment, not enough degrees to keep up with jobs in computer science

Even though colleges have increased production of computer science bachelor’s degrees, it’s not enough to fill the jobs available in the field, according to a new report.

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in new book

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

Study measures causes of gender gap in computer science

Lesser math confidence and a stronger preference for artistic fields dissuade women from majoring in computer science to a smaller degree today than in the past, analysis of student interest in computer science shows.

#Gamergate supporters attack Digital Games Research Association

The Digital Games Research Association is targeted by #Gamergate supporters over claims that the organization is planning a feminist takeover of the video game industry.

Documents shed light on details of Georgia Tech-Udacity deal

The details behind Georgia Tech's new deal with Udacity: big dollars and new types of instructional aides -- including some who work for the outside company.

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