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Acer Preps a Pair of Durable Chromebooks for Students

Acer is toughening up its laptops to meet the demands of students who don't have time or attention to think about caring for a delicate piece of computer machinery.

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Minding the Confidence Gap: How 16 Top Computer Science Programs Measure Up

The difference in self-confidence between male and female computer science students can vary significantly across the leading departments

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Degree-Free IT: Can College-Skippers Thrive in Tech?

With college costs sky high and the IT job market red hot, some techies are skipping the sheepskin and heading straight to work. Is that a smart move or short-sighted?

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Higher-Education CIOs Weigh In on 2015 Priorities

Customer experience, big data, ‘the business of education’ is in the spotlight for 2015 at colleges and universities.

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and some retailers

School Security Protocols Prevent Students From Building Apps

Computer systems need to be "opened up" but school IT departments are reluctant to allow this

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New England Security Group Shares Threat Intelligence, Strives to Bolster Region as Cybersecurity Mecca

Core members of the Advanced Cyber Security Center meet twice monthly to discuss the latest threats

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iRobot's Latest Roomba Robot is Designed for Hackers

Romba announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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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 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


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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