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...
Register now for the next ACM Learning Center Webinar on, "Preventing Information Leaks with Policy-Agnostic Programming," presented live on Wednesday, May 3 at 12 PM ET by Jean Yang, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. James Mickens, Associate Professor at Harvard University, moderates the Q&A session.
View on-demand the ACM Learning Center Webinar on, "Current Trends in High Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future," presented live by Jack Dongarra, Professor at the University of Tennessee and ACM Fellow. John West, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, moderates the question-and-answer session following the talk.
View on-demand the ACM Learning Center Webinar on, "The Next Radical Internet Transformation: How Blockchain Technology is Transforming Business, Governments, Computing, and Security Models," presented live by Mark Mueller-Eberstein, Professor at Rutgers University, Senior Reserch Fellow at QIIR, CEO & Founder at Adgetec Corporation. Toufi Saliba, Founder of TodaQ foundation and Chair of the ACM PB Conference Committee, moderated the Q&A session. Follow the continued discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.
View on-demand the ACM Learning Webinar, "Speaking Data: Simple, Functional Programming with Clojure," presented live by Paul deGrandis, Lead Developer, Architect, and Director of the Research and Innovation Group at Cognitect. A question-and-answer session moderated by Erik Meijer, Founder and CEO at Applied Duality, will follow the talk.
The computing landscape is rapidly evolving, and what ACM offers must keep pace with this change. That's why ACM has established the Global Practitioner Advisory Community, a body of 100 software engineers, systems architects, systems administrators and other computing practitioners who will help ACM refine and create resources and experiences that allow practitioners to thrive throughout their careers.
ACM, Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Cyber Innovation Center, and the National Math and Science Initiative have launched a framework that identifies key K-12 computer science concepts and practices educators should expect students exiting grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to know. The framework is intended to inform the development of standards, curriculum, and computer science pathways, and to help school systems build capacity for teaching computer science.
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.
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:
- Advanced jQuery
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St. Petersburg State University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Harvard University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology were the top medal winners in the 2016 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The first-place 2016 ACM-ICPC winners were students from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.
A panel of ACM judges joined other organizations in giving Special Awards to finalists in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest high school science research competition, held May 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. ISEF honors the world’s most promising student scientists, inventors and engineers, selected annually from hundreds of affiliated fairs around the world.
The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications.
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.
In 2015-16, CRA conducted a survey to examine enrollment trends and their impact on CS programs. The survey was administered in parallel with CRA’s Taulbee Survey of doctoral-granting and ACM’s NDC Study of non-doctoral programs. The report, “Generation CS: CS Enrollments Surge Since 2006,” is now available at: http://cra.org/data/generation-cs/.
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.
CE2016: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering has been endorsed by ACM and IEEE-CS. December 15, 2016.
C2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).
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)
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).
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.
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