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GTPE Explores Issues in Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

From October 27 through November 16, The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), virtually hosted its annual conference on Meaningful Actions for an Evolving Cybersecurity Workforce.

The Best Online Courses of All Time

Three Georgia Tech massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been included on the 2020 Class Central Best Online Courses of All Time list, which ranks the top 200 online courses from across the globe.

The list is based on more than 125,000 learner reviews and features courses from about 100 universities in 23 countries.

Georgia Tech Professional Education Receives Two Awards from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) was recently honored with two of the three 2020 Distance Education Crystal Awards given this year by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s Division of Distance Learning. First place was awarded to GTPE’s Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) program: Military Transition to the Workforce, which is based at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.

Tech Welcomes Record Number of Grad Students

In the midst of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia Tech welcomed a record-number of graduate students for fall of 2020. Of the 7,026 new graduate students who began in August, 76% are in enrolled in online master's programs.

George Wright Retires After 23 Years of Service

George Wright, director of Georgia Tech Online, retired after over 23 years of service to Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE).

Wright led the GTPE team (then DLPE) that developed the specifications for the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and other Tech Square A/V design and installation efforts. He worked with key team members to secure our FCC EBS license and to negotiate the long-term excess capacity lease that represents the single largest contract for GTPE.

Georgia Tech Partners with ORTEC to Deliver Supply Chain Analytics Professional Certificate

Georgia Tech Professional Education is teaming up with the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and ORTEC, a leading supplier of mathematical optimization software and advanced analytics, to deliver a new professional certificate in supply chain analytics.

Faculty Member Brings Engineering Lab Online

Last week, Georgia Tech professor Jonathan Rogers, a faculty member in the school of aerospace engineering, wrote a guest column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution discussing his successful effort to adapt a mechatronics course heavily based in hands-on instruction for the online environment.

Professional Master's Graduates Make History with First-Ever Virtual Commencement

On July 31, 2020, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) hosted its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony for its Professional Master’s graduates, recognizing 63 graduates from three professional master’s programs: applied systems engineering, manufacturing leadership, and occupational safety and health.

Streamed live through a video conferencing platform, the celebration began with ceremonial music and photo footage of all the graduates alongside their family and friends.

The Landscape of Higher Education in the Era of COVID-19

Unprecedented. Disrupted. Challenging. These are a few of the words that have been used – and overused – to describe the landscape of higher education in the era of COVID-19. I would like to add one more word to the mix: revolutionized.

Statement on Racism, Violence, and Inequality

Dear GTPE Community,

Over the last several days and weeks, there has much to witness and feel regarding the tragedies taking place in our country. My heart, our hearts, mourn the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the others before them, which are shocking and senseless killings. These and other awful events demonstrate the deep flaws in our society, especially in regard to our fellow Black Americans.  I am heartbroken, disappointed, and upset on so many levels. What I saw regarding the deaths of fellow humans is wrong.

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