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 Martin Wicke: "TensorFlow: A Framework for Scalable Machine Learning"

Register now for the next ACM Learning Webinar, "TensorFlow: A Framework for Scalable Machine Learning," presented live on Wednesday, Oct 19 at 12 PM ET by Martin Wicke, Software Engineer at Google. A question-and-answer session moderated by Rajat Monga, Engineering Director at Google, will follow the talk.

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Webcast with Christine Doig on "Embracing Open Data Science in Your Organization"

View on-demand the ACM Learning Webinar, "Embracing Open Data Science in Your Organization," presented by Christine Doig, Senior Data Scientist at Continuum Analytics. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

ACM ICPC 2016 World Finals Winners, May 15-19, Phuket, Thailand

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.

Read the news release.

ACM Recognizes High School Talent at Intel Science Fair

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.

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:

  • ICND1
  • Microsoft Project 2013
  • Teradata SQL
  • Using Justinmind
  • WIFUND

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.

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.

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.

ACM NDC Study

The ACM NDC Study of non-Ph.D. granting 4-year departments in computing reaches more than 1,000 U.S. academic units annually 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. The 2015-16 NDC survey is now closed. You can find the report with our results here or the September 2016 edition of ACM Inroads magazine. If your unit has a program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, and/or Software Engineering but you have never received an invitation to participate, email timanovsky@hq.acm.org.

L@S 2017, April 20–21, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Call for Papers

The ACM Conference on Learning at Scale invites submissions for its fourth conference. L@S investigates large-scale, technology-mediated learning environments. Possible topics include new tools and techniques for learning at scale; analysis of student behavior; interventions in large-scale learning environments; and more. Visit the Call for Papers page for a complete listing of topics. Submissions are due October 25.

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)

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 have joined 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. The community review period is now over. The projected release date for the framework is September 2016.