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Online Master of Computer Science | Computer Science | U of I - Illinois Computer Science News

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Online Master of Computer Science | Computer Science | U of I - Illinois Computer Science NewsOnline Master of Computer Science | Computer Science | U of I - Illinois Computer Science NewsPosted: 23 Jun 2020 07:37 PM PDTComplete a Master's degree at your own pace, at your own place! Busy professionals can complete a degree online while they continue to meet their current life and career obligations. Illinois Computer Science has partnered with Coursera to use its massive open online course (MOOC) platform to offer the MCS to students in a more flexible and affordable way than is possible on campus. Students can earn the Online MCS in as little as one year, or in as many as five years.The Online MCS program is a non-thesis (coursework-only) degree that requires 32 credit hours of graduate coursework, completed through eight graduate-level courses each at the four credit hour level. The MCS requires that four of these eight courses are chosen from unique "core" areas of co…

COVID-19 Cancels Columbia College Commencement Ceremony - CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s supposed to be the highlight of their time in college.But seniors at Columbia College are learning commencement is canceled.CBS 2’s Steven Graves talked to students who are fighting to change that.For first-generation Columbia College senior Hinda Akel, commencement meant more than just walking across a stage.“For me, it’s a moment of achievement and success. It’s well-deserved,” Akel said.It’s the same for Mahnoor Syed, who was expected to receive two degrees.“I’ve been going 18 to 23 credits per semester. So this was a moment me and my family were really looking closely into,” Syed said.The two now feeling blindsided and devastated after the college’s  president sent a letter saying commencement is canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Where the problem comes in: there’s no postponement date.“We’re asking whether it’s a couple months or a year from now. All we want is for our ceremony to be postponed,” Syed said.Seniors and their families have banned together with…

ONLINE COLLEGE? COASTLINE COLLEGE HAS BEEN AHEAD OF ITS TIME AND WITH COVID-19….THE TIME HAS COME - GlobeNewswire

Orange County, CA, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastline College located just outside of Los Angeles in Orange County, California through innovation, technology, and education, has been a leader in online education and distance learning since it was founded in 1976.  Coastline College has four campuses, yet 80% of these courses have always been offered to students online or in a distance learning format.   Since the spread of the coronavirus became a pandemic, the dynamic has changed disrupting the U.S. education system Schools, colleges and universities completely closed across the country while trying to transition to online learning.   However, this contemporary wave of education to online learning is old school for Coastline College.Coastline began as a “College Beyond Walls” over forty years ago, providing flexible education to students ‘where they are’ which is why ‘Anywhere Anytime Learning’ is the College’s new mantra.  Coastline established a fully pioneering and inn…

LIVE UPDATES: Latest news on coronavirus and higher education - Inside Higher Ed

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Spring Breakers From UT Austin Test PositiveMarch 31, 5:35 p.m. University of Texas at Austin students have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a spring break trip to Mexico.About 70 young adults took a chartered plane to Cabo San Lucas, according to reports from NBC News. Once they returned, 28 tested positive for the virus, all of whom are students at UT Austin. The entire group is now under public health investigation.The university is closely monitoring others who were on the flight. Those with confirmed cases are self-isolating.-- Madeline St. AmourChina Postpones GaokaoMarch 31, 3:40 p.m. China’s high-stakes national college entrance exam, the gaokao, is being postponed by one month, until July, due to the coronavirus, Sixth Tone reported. The Chinese Ministry of Education said it was postponing the nine-hour standardized test to give students whose educations were shifted online extra time to prepare. “Given the different online study conditions across urban and r…