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Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering Are Transforming Everything

This infographic by Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology explores just a few of the electrical and computer engineering advances that promise to improve quality of life around the globe.

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MIT Names U.S. CTO Megan Smith as 2015 Commencement Speaker

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a seriously early jump on its 2015 commencement exercises, naming U.S. CTO and MIT alum Megan Smith as its speaker for the June 5 event.

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New Programs Aim to Boost Computer Science Education

Obama administration rolls out new public-private partnerships to expand computer science education in schools, train more teachers and broaden participation among women and minorities.

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Apple to Host 'Hour of Code' Workshops at its Stores Next Week

Apple on Dec. 11 will welcome to its stores around the world those wanting to take part in the Code.org Hour of Code programming initiative.

Chromebooks Make the Grade Among School CIOs

School system CIOs in the U.S. are embracing Chromebooks, delivering a tremendous lift to the platform. But there's a downside, too.

Oxford University Launches Cloud-Based Digital Innovation Platform for Staff, Students

It will be used for the IT Innovation Seed Fund Challenge, which aims to fund small, innovative IT projects

Ebola speeds up educators' embrace of tech in Sierra Leone, Liberia

The University of Sierra Leone turns to online learning while nonprofit Rumie sends tablets to Liberia

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States Get Mixed Report Card on Using Data to Improve Education

The Data Quality Campaign is a national, collaborative effort to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. Though school districts are beginning to embrace DQC, much work remains.

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Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech

Five of the nation's top computing research organizations defended a research grant to study how information goes viral, fending off claims that the government-funded effort could help create a 1984-type surveillance state.

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Schools Keep Track of Students' Online Behavior, But Do Parents Even Know?

While schools have always collected data on students, the digital era has expanded it to the point where privacy experts say it is now out of control - and many parents are not even aware of it.

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30 Ways Google Glass Could be Used for Education (and 2 Reasons it Won't)

An online learning organization published 30 examples of why Google Glass could be a valuable tool for education, but it overlooked two obvious reasons why the wearable computer isn't (yet) suited for the average student.

Google wastes no time refining Classroom

The first set of upgrades arrives only two months after the release of the classroom assistance app

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Computer Engineering Degrees Pay Off Big Time

Computer engineering majors are some of the highest paid workers, according to new data analyzed by the Brookings Institution.

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Steve Wozniak: Engineering Matters

Steve Wozniak's love of engineering appears to be as bright today as it was when he built Apple's first systems.

15 GOTO Schools for the Best Programming Jobs

LinkedIn data reveals which schools have the most graduates working as software developers for the most desirable employers

Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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President Obama Honors Standout Computer Scientists With National Medals

Computer scientists who made breakthroughs in areas such as software architectures and database management systems were among those named National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners today by President Barack Obama.

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Google Takes Drive to School With Unlimited Cloud Storage for Educators, Students Alike

Unlimited storage is a generous gesture that just might rope kids and campuses into the Google ecosystem, too.

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