“国际顶尖计算机大师学术周”系列报告(二):乔治亚理工大学基于慕课教学的硕士项目

2018-06-18 17:22

  "国际顶尖计算机大师学术周"系列报告会将在619-24日在我校开启,计算机学院邀请到了6位计算机领域国际顶尖大师为全校师生带来精彩的学术报告,欢迎全校师生参加。

  第二场报告的信息如下:

  报告题目:乔治亚理工大学基于慕课教学的硕士项目(Georgia Tech's Online MOOC-based Master Program

  主讲嘉宾:Zvi Galil

  时间:619 周二 15:45-17:15

  地点:行政楼220会议室

  嘉宾简介:佐治亚理工大学计算机学院院长,ACM和美国艺术科学院院士,美国国家工程院院士,长期致力于算法的分析与设计,算法复杂性分析,密码学与实验设计等相关方向的研究。

  报告摘要:讲述“基于在线慕课平台的计算机科学专业的在线硕士学位项目”的前世今生,并分享佐治亚理工大学计算机学院在实践过程中的经验。

    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 program. 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 percent.

    To ensure program quality and rigor, Georgia Tech started in 2014 with small enrollment of 380; in January 2017 enrollment exceeded 6,360; about 7500 are expected to enroll in the Fall.  So far 895 students have graduated from OMSCS; over 300 will graduated in May. 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 four years, and what Georgia Tech has learned from the OMSCS experience. We will also discuss its potential effect on higher education.

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