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How Government Policy Drives E-Learning
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How Government Policy Drives E-Learning

While governments have always played an important role in designing a nation's educational system, the rapid pace of technological development means that legislators...

Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments
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Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the H-1B visa program has created "multinational temp agencies" that undercut U.S. wages and discourage students from entering...

H-1b Visa Holders Earn More Than ­.s.-Born It Professionals, Study Claims
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H-1b Visa Holders Earn More Than ­.s.-Born It Professionals, Study Claims

A new University of Maryland study found that foreign-born information technology (IT) professionals with temporary skilled worker visas earn more than their U.S...

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U.s. Steps Up Probe of Hiring in Tech

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly is investigating whether large tech companies have agreed not to recruit each other's employees in ways that violate antitrust...

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Silicon Valley Loses Foreign Talent

Silicon Valley is losing more foreign-born executives, engineers, and scientists due to better opportunities in their native countries, tough U.S. immigration laws...

Connecting Women and Technology
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Connecting Women and Technology

Guest blogger Valerie Barr writes about highlights of the ninth Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, including keynote speeches by Megan Smith...

Government Is Falling Behind on Cybersecurity, Report Finds
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Government Is Falling Behind on Cybersecurity, Report Finds

A report released by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton has found that the U.S. federal government is falling behind in its efforts to protect...

College Class of 2009 Holds Ground With Average Starting Salary Offer
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College Class of 2009 Holds Ground With Average Starting Salary Offer

Despite instability in the overall job market, the college class of 2009 held its ground with its overall average starting salary offer, according to a new report...

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­.s. Scientists See H1-B Visas as Major Issue Against Progress, Says Survey

U.S. residents hold a high opinion of scientists, but only a minority feel that U.S. scientific achievements are the best in the world, according to a new Pew Research...

In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real
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In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real

As employment headlines go from grim to grimmer, it’s appropriate that one job category with expanding demand involves helping people avoid reality. Designers of...

Teaching Computing to Everyone
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Teaching Computing to Everyone

Georgia Institute of Technology has  required every undergraduate on campus to take a course in computing.  Here are the lessons learned from the practice, now...

A Google Whiz Searches For His Place on Earth
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A Google Whiz Searches For His Place on Earth

Visa and immigration rules are creating conflicts with immigrants who are having a sizable impact on the U.S. technology industry. One such immigrant is Sanjay...

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Digital Archivists, Now in Demand

Given the amount of content that still needs to be digitized ¿ such as newspapers, court records and corporate documents - the role of the digital archivist is...

Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience
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Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience

Establishing the fundamentals of computational thinking is essential to improving computer science education.

USACM's Policy Role
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USACM's Policy Role

ACM members have a professional duty to ensure that the public comprehends and benefits from advances in computing.

Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science
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Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.

Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?
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Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.

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Crossroads For Canadian CS Enrollment

What should be done to reverse falling CS enrollment in the Canadian education system?
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