Data Ethics Emerges as Key Theme at 7th Annual BDA EDCon

The Big Data and Analytics Education Conference (BDA EdCon), hosted by University of Maryland University College on June 3-4, 2019, brought together academics, educators and industry partners to exchange knowledge and ideas around some big themes, including the future of artificial intelligence (AI); the confluence of big data analytics, AI and cognitive computing; and how AI can be implemented into teaching and learning in order to meet industry demand.Continue Reading

Data Literacy—Teach It Early, Teach It Often Data Gurus Tell Conference Goers

Understanding big data and artificial intelligence is not something reserved for computer scientists, said Kirk Borne, principal data scientist for the international consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. Manipulating massive amounts of data that are becoming available will affect every form of intellectual and business pursuit.

“Data literacy is a way of thinking, not a thing to think about,” Borne told attendees of BDA Edcon, the International Big Data and Analytics Education Conference hosted by University of Maryland University College on June 3 and 4.Continue Reading

Doctorate in Business Administration Program Launches with Spring Term

Bryce Adams, a cloud analytics specialist at technology company Oracle, was partway through his doctoral studies in management at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) when his professors presented an interesting option. Would he like to switch to a Doctor in Business Administration instead?

Adams’ response was a resounding “Yes.”Continue Reading

UMUC Orkand Chair’s Book to Receive 2019 UPCEA Frandson Award for Literature

Peter Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College Orkand Chair and professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, has been named recipient of the 2019 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, sponsored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), for his book “Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education.”

The award, given to the author and publisher of “an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature,” will be conferred at the UPCEA annual meeting in Seattle, March 27-29, according to the association’s announcement.  In all, UPCEA honored 10 individuals and six programs with awards in 2019.Continue Reading

UMUC Field Study Students Take It to the Streets of Europe

As UMUC Europe celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019, it heralds its state-of-the-art learning models and a unique program that for decades has immersed students in living classrooms to study history, literature and art in the very places where it was made, inspired or imagined.

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From English Major to Environmental Steward: UMUC Alumnus Makes Clean Water His Mission

Berkeley County, West Virginia, is the fastest growing county in the state as new industry is attracted to the I-81 corridor and Northern Virginia’s exploding population spills into the Mountain State’s eastern panhandle.

As a result, an upsurge of houses, roads, parking lots, industrial parks and the like is creating new stormwater pollution problems in a state where water flows downhill quickly.Continue Reading

UMUC Honors Faculty Worldwide for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in the U.S., Europe and Asia and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration Dec. 3 through 7.Continue Reading

Experts Say It Will Take a Moonshot Commitment to Achieve Cybersecurity by 2028

Protecting cyberspace from attacks both foreign and domestic by 2028 requires a national “moonshot” commitment to rally support and educate our young people to create the necessary workforce to bolster our security, insisted speakers at the symposium, “Attacking the Roots of Cyber (In) Security: The Role of Education.” The Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI)–Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) conference was hosted by University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Nov. 8.Continue Reading