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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Robin Murphy on Computing for Disasters

View on-demand the ACM Learning Center Webinar, "Computing for Disasters," presented by Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor at Texas A&M University. A moderated Q&A followed the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Hadi Hariri talks Kotlin

Register now for the next ACM Learning Center Webinar, "Computing for Disasters," presented live by Hadi Hariri, Leading the Developer Advocacy team at JetBrains, on March 9 at 12:00 PM ET. Erik Meijer, Founder and CEO at Applied Duality; ACM Queue Editorial Board, will moderate the Q&A following the talk. Leave questions now or anytime before the event on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Jay Gambetta on Quantum Computing

View on-demand the ACM Learning Center Webinar, "QISKit: A Swiss Army Knife for Quantum Computation," presented by Jay Gambetta, Manager of the Quantum Theory, Software. A moderated Q&A followed the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Negar Rostamzadeh Talks About Learned Inference

View on-demand the ACM Learning Center Webinar, "Hierarchical Adversarially Learned Inference," presented by Negar Rostamzadeh, Research Scientist at Element AI. A moderated Q&A followed the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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L@S 2018, June 26-28, London, UK: Call for Papers

The ACM Conference on Learning at Scale promotes scientific exchange of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the learning sciences and computer science. L@S accepts four kinds of papers reporting on rigorous research of methodologies, studies, analyses, tools, or technologies: full research papers and full synthesis papers (deadline passed); work-in-progress posters and demonstrations (due March 21).

New Executive Director for CSTA

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has named Jake Baskin as its Executive Director, effective February 5, 2018. Baskin is the Director of State Government Affairs at Code.org. He is a longtime CSTA member and champion for computer science education. As a high school computer science teacher in the Chicago public school system, Baskin focused on increasing access to computing for underrepresented groups and more than doubled female enrollment in introductory CS classes.

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Generation CS: Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments Surge Since 2006

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/.

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A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education

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.

ACM Global Practitioner Advisory Community

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.

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. 

ACM Digital Library

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.

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First-Ever Global Curriculum Guidelines in Cybersecurity

After an extensive two-year process, a joint task force led by the ACM, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8) has released a first-ever set of global curricular recommendations for post-secondary degree programs in cybersecurity education.

ACM Europe and IE Release Informatics Education Strategy

ACM Europe and Informatics Europe have collaborated on a report that builds on an earlier document, "Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?". The report, "Informatics for All: The Strategy," aims to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for all, a subject available at all levels throughout the educational system. The strategy is also summarized in a one-page document.

Infosys Foundation USA to Host Free Computer Science Training for Teachers

Infosys Foundation USA will host Pathfinders Summer Institute 2018, an intensive week of professional development for K-12 public school teachers to learn about Computer Science and Maker technologies, at Indiana University Bloomington, July 15-20, 2018. The application process will open in January 2018. All K-12 teachers and counselors are encouraged to apply; visit the website to receive updates. ACM and CSTA are supporters of this program.

ACM AI/Blockchain Workshops for Practitioners

ACM is sponsoring a series of practitioner-oriented workshops and conferences on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. The next event in the series will take place on May 22 in Toronto. A global summit, co-located with the AI for Good Summit, will take place May 15-17 in Geneva. Visit the website for additional workshops.

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.

IT 2017: Curriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology. December 10, 2017.

CE2016: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering has been endorsed by ACM and IEEE-CS. December 15, 2016.

CE2016 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

CS2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering.

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)