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. 

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.

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.

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.

GTPE’s Champion of Veterans Appointed to State Workforce Development Board

Renowned for his dedication to helping veterans succeed in the civilian workforce, James Wilburn, director of military academic programs for Georgia Tech Professional Education, was appointed to the State Workforce Development Board by Governor Nathan Deal. The swearing in ceremony took place on July 27, 2015.