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Obama administration pushes for more computer science education

The United States may direct billions of dollars funding towards teaching America's youth computer science, if President Obama has his way.

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MIT offers Internet of Things training for professionals

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the foundational principals, architectures, applications, security and protocols that underpin the IoT, an MIT dean says.

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Sir David Attenborough narrates Google’s latest virtual reality Expedition

Google’s education-focused virtual reality program is rapidly expanding worldwide, and now it includes two new places to explore.

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Alternative education can help close IT skills gap

Bootcamps, MOOCs, nanodegrees and online education providers won't take the place of a traditional degree anytime soon, but they can play an important role in helping close the IT skills gap.

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How Notre Dame is going all in with Amazon's cloud

Three years ago the University of Notre Dame’s website failed a load test. In response, IT officials migrated the site to Amazon Web Services’ cloud and they’ve never looked back. By 2017 Notre Dame plans to have 80% of its IT...

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National Science Foundation invests $5M-plus in big data hubs

The National Science Foundation announced Monday that it is awarding a handful of universities more than $5 million to establish four regional hubs devoted to furthering the ability of organizations in fields ranging from agriculture...

Toronto schools back BYOD (to class) with $14M Wi-Fi network

The largest school district in Canada is rolling out a $14 million Wi-Fi network that embraces a bring-your-own-device approach for students.

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From orchestras to outsourcing

What do children's orchestras and outsourcing have to do with each other? Both can lead to opportunities for communities in developing nations.

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Hiring good tech people: Where to start?

Tech industry employers ponder the question of how to hire good tech talent, and whether "good" is good enough.

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How higher ed IT is staying ahead of the cloud computing curve

Signs that cloud computing is for real are piling up around Carnegie Mellon University’s Tom Dugas, but perhaps nothing else brings this home like the fact that the renowned Pittsburgh research school has posted a job opening for its...

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Disruptive innovation, education and open data: Tim O’Reilly, CEO O’Reilly Media

In this CXO Talk interview, Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, discusses disruptive innovation, education, open data and changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.

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7 new business books you must read this fall

If you’re looking for some required reading, start with this curated list of the latest theories on leadership, management and success.

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Microsoft improves sharing in OneNote Class Notebooks as school year plows on

Microsoft is trying to make its note-taking program the best option for teachers in a competitive education technology market.

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Apple iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist: Threat, Menace or Neither?

The web has practically been clogged this week with posts providing tips about Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system: Good thing Apple added Wi-Fi Assist to make sure you're on the best connection possible to read all that stuff....

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Australian university dumps Google for Microsoft over data hosting concerns

Macquairie University in Australia has told staff it will switch their email accounts from Google Apps to Microsoft's hosted Office 365 service after Google announced plans to host the data in the U.S.

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Developers learn on the go with MongoDB University mobile app

A new iOS app for MongoDB University allows students to download video lessons and quizzes for access on the go, even when bandwidth is sporadic or expensive.

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Top 10 computer science schools based on potential salary

CIO.com rounds up the top 10 computer science schools for undergraduates looking for a great education as well as maximum earning potential.

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MIT scores worst in cybersecurity

In a new cyber security survey of 485 large colleges and universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at the bottom of the list

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