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GEORGIA TECH'S ONLINE MOOC-BASED MASTER PROGRAM
SPEAKER: DR.ZVI GALIL, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Date: Monday, September 25
Location: CKB 116
Time: 2:30PM (Refreshments will be served at 2:15PM)
Description: In May 2013, Georgia Tech together with its partners, Udacity and AT&T, announced a new online master’s degree in computer science delivered through the platform popularized by massively open online courses (MOOCs). This new online MS CS— or OMSCS for short — costs less than $7,000 total, compared to a price tag of $40,000 for an MS CS at comparable public universities and upwards of $70,000 at private universities.
The first-of-its-kind program was launched in January 2014 and has sparked a worldwide conversation about higher education in the 21st century. President Barack Obama has praised OMS CS by name twice, and over 1,000 news stories mentioned the programs. It’s been described as a potential "game changer" and "the first real step in the transformation of higher education in the US.” Harvard University researchers concluded that OMSCS is “the first rigorous evidence showing an online degree program can increase educational attainment” and predicted that OMSCS will single handedly raise the number of annual MS CS graduates in the United States by at least 7%.
To ensure program quality and rigor, Georgia Tech started in 2014 with small enrollment of 380; in January 2017, enrollment exceeded 4,500; in September enrollment is expected to exceed 5,500. So far 489 students have graduated from OMSCS. The program has also paved the way for a number of similar, MOOC-based MS programs.
The talk will describe the OMSCS program, how it came about, its first three and a half years, and what Georgia Tech has learned from the OMSCS experience. We will also discuss its potential effect on higher education.
"DRIVING GAME-CHANGING INNOVATION"
SPEAKER: MARKUS HOFMANN, NOKIA BELL LABS
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Location: GITC 3710
Description: Markus will talk about how to drive truly game-changing innovation - what to look for and how to approach it - and provide a few examples from his work at Bell Labs Research. He will also reflect on his 19 years in research and offer thoughts and experiences for the next generation of scientist on how to drive change, be successful - and have tons of fun while doing so. Students who are interested are welcome to attend.
YING WU COLLEGE OF COMPUTING ALUMNI REUNION
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Location: SAP America (10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001)
Description: The exciting program will include a YWCC Update from Dean Gotsman and the participation of current students and some of your fellow alumni. For more information or questions, please contact Dina Anello, Director of External Relations at 973.596.5332 or email@example.com.