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Udacity recently said it will offer master’s degrees from Georgia Tech. Source: Wall Street Journal

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Barbara Ericson, director of computer outreach at the Institute for Computing Education at Georgia Tech, said people sometimes ask: why not wait until children are older to start teaching them how to program? "Anything over the age of 7 is capable, they are capable of learning reasoning," she said. Source: MSN

 

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In May, Moody’s announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology’s MOOC-like master’s degree in computer science is credit positive for the university. That report cited increased brand recognition and the potential to increase and diversify enrollment and revenue as major factors in the decision. Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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Pindrop Security, an Atlanta startup based on research developed at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, has raised $11 million towards their efforts to reinvent Caller ID. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

 

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 "When you teach a MOOC, you have to be a deliberate teacher," said Richard DeMillo, director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, at the U.S. News 2013 Stem Solutions Conference. Source: U.S. News & World Report

 

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Georgia Tech’s dean of computing Zvi Galil expressed similar glee when he said in an interview, “You know there is a revolution going on, right?” Source: Forbes

 

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A team of researchers from Georgia Tech say they've discovered, and can demonstrate, a way to to hack into an iPhone or iPad in less than a minute using a "malicious charger." The team plans to demonstrate its findings at the Black Hat computer security conference, which begins July 27 in Las Vegas. Source: CNN

 

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At the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July, three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to show off a proof-of-concept charger that they say can be used to invisibly install malware on a device running the latest version of Apple’s iOS. Source: Forbes

 

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When it comes to education, an even greater productivity gain may be on the way. This month, for instance, the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new online master’s degree in computer science, for a price of no more than $7,000.  Source: The New York Times

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While a new report puts the average debt load of new college grads at a stomach-churning $35,200, Georgia Tech is rolling out an alternative program experts say offers a beacon of hope for both students and employers: A three-year master’s degree in computer science that can be earned entirely online — and that will cost less than $7,000. Source: Time

 

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