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GDPR and the Blockchain

In this article, Stephen Harmon, associate dean of research at GTPE and director of educational innovation at the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), discusses the potential of Blockchain technology to transform higher education and the challenge GDPR policy presents for this transformation. It was originally posted in The Evolllution on August 2, 2018.

A Roadmap for the Future of Higher Education

Space exploration. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Sustainability. Quantum computing. These are the fields today’s Georgia Institute of Technology students see themselves working in over the next twenty years. Unlike established branches of learning such as computer science, engineering, or business, these disciplines barely exist today. Yet, they could emerge as drivers of the world’s economy by 2040. 

From Dishwasher to Software Engineer

If only I could have a computer. These are the words that changed Esterling Accime’s life forever. This wish – and an insatiable hunger to learn – saved him from a life of extreme poverty in Haiti. Today, he holds his dream job as a software engineer for AT&T in the U.S.

Behind the Scenes with GTPE’s Learning Design Team

In January this year, the Georgia Institute of Technology announced its second at-scale degree, the Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics), offered in collaboration with edX, a leading non-profit MOOC provider. This degree follows the Institute’s groundbreaking Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS), which made world headlines in 2013.

Georgia Tech Creates First Online MS in Analytics Degree for Less Than $10,000

ATLANTA - January 07, 2017 - The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a new online master of science degree that will be offered at a quarter of the cost of its on-campus program. The Institute’s top 10-ranked program in analytics will be delivered in collaboration with edX, the leading nonprofit MOOC provider.

Interview with Dr. Stephen Harmon, GTPE's Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Stephen Harmon joined the Georgia Institute of Technology to serve three units: Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) as associate dean of research, the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) as director of educational innovation, and the College of Design as professor.

Meet Jill Watson: Georgia Tech's first AI teaching assistant

Professor Ashok Goel recently gave a talk at TEDxSanFrancisco about the use of artificial intelligence to answer students' questions in the forums for his online Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) class. Dubbed Jill Watson, the AI teaching assistant was based on IBM's Watson platform, which is perhaps best known as the computer that beat two Jeopardy champions. Jill was developed specifically to handle the high number of forum posts by students enrolled in an online course that is a requirement for Georgia Tech's online master of science in computer science program.

Nation’s Top Universities Embrace a New Credentialing System

ATLANTA - March 22, 2016 - Six of the nation’s top universities have come together to offer a new credentialing system that may become the standard in career-focused, skills-based training.

Leading Tech’s Campus on the Coast

Leading Tech’s Campus on the Coast

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GTPE Dean Calls for Professional Education to Shape the Future of Higher Education

Nelson C. Baker, dean, Georgia Tech Professional Education delivered a keynote address at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) 2015 South Region Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on October 14, 2015. Entitled “Navigating Uncharted Waters: What Does it Take to Stay on Course?” the presentation addressed the need for professional and continuing education units to play more prominent roles in universities and take the lead in shaping the future of higher education.