Education

ACM’s educational activities, conducted primarily through our Education Board and Council, range from the K-12 space (CSTA) and two-year programs to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level education, and professional development for computing practitioners at every stage of their career...

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Webcast with Samy Al Bahra on "Multicore Synchronization"

Register to watch the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "A Pragmatic Introduction to Multicore Synchronization," to be presented on Monday, May 16 at 12 pm ET by Samy Al Bahra, CTO of Backtrace I/O, member of the ACM Practitioners Board, and Co-Organizer of the 2016 Applicative Conference.

ACM Applauds Announcement of the CSforAll Initiative

ACM applauds US President Barack Obama's historic announcement of the Computer Science for All initiative. As the announcement states, computer science is a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility, and one that impacts every sector of our economy. It is crucial that it be taught in all schools, in the US and around the world.

EBooks from Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress

Titles have been added to the Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress Books collection, with coverage spanning Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Computer Human Interaction, Computing for Engineering, Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Management, Development Tools and Programming, Embedded Systems and Computer Engineering, Information Technology Networking, Professional and Career Development, Security, and Software. In total, 180 Morgan Kaufman and Syngress titles have been added to the Learning Center catalog.

New Skillsoft Videos

Did you know that ACM members have access to thousands of IT and productivity videos from Skillsoft? Covering a variety of today's hottest topics, these videos offer "on-the-job" support and solutions for busy practitioners.

Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in the following knowledge areas: Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015, Android for .NET Developers, CLDFND, Creating Web Applications with Sinatra, Defensive Programming in Java, F# Fundamentals, Generic Design and Modeling Databases, Hadoop Operations, Juniper Networks Junos Essentials, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 First Look, NopCommerce, Oracle Database 12c, and Ruby on Rails 4.2.

ACM Hails New "Every Student Succeeds" Law

The Every Student Succeeds Act is an important and historic step forward for K-12 education in the United States. The new law recognizes that computer science is a fundamental academic subject, along with reading and writing, vital to a “well-rounded” education in the 21st century.

Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.

Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.

The ACM NDC Study Is Now Open

The 2015-16 ACM NDC Study of non-Ph.D. granting 4-year institutions is now open. Now in its 4th year, NDC reaches more than 1,000 U.S. academic units and produces timely data on enrollment, degree production, student body composition, and faculty salaries/demographics that can impact your institution/program(s) and its administration. If your unit has a program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, and/or Software Engineering but has not received an invitation to participate, email timanovsky@hq.acm.org.

ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education

The ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education (JTF) was launched in September 2015 with the purpose of developing comprehensive curricular guidance in cybersecurity education that will support future program development and associated educational efforts.


The JTF is a collaboration between major international computing societies: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8). The JTF grew out of the foundational efforts of the Cyber Education Project (CEP).
 

A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education

ACM, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and Code.org are joining forces with more than 100 advisors within the computing community to develop a framework that will identify key K-12 computer science concepts and practices educators should expect students exiting grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to know. You are invited to participate. The review period will close at 11:59 pm PT on April 5. If you can't complete a review by then, there will be a final review period in late May.

Curricula Recommendations

ACM works with leading professional and scientific computing societies to develop curriculum recommendations for the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports are updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines drafted.

C2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering, which should be endorsed by ACM Council later this summer. A draft is available for comments but awaiting endorsement.

Information Technology Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum October 14, 2014: The Association for Computing Machinery Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (ACM CCECC)