NYU-ePoly Ranked as one of the Best Colleges for an Online MS Degree in Computer Science


Computer Science Online ranked NYU-ePoly as one of the 2014-2015 Best Colleges for an Online Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Rankings based on our Computer Engineering and Cybersecurity MS Degrees. ComputerScienceOnline.org is an in-depth website for potential and current students considering a career with computers, software engineering, and more. Criteria used for rankings included online tuition costs, student to facutly ratio, 6-year graduation rates, financial aid data, career counseling services and the count of online computer science related bachelor’s programs offered by the university.

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Enterprise Learning Staff to Deliver Talks at Online Learning Consortium Conference

Premier Virtual Education Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary


At its annual international Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) Conference this October (www.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2014/ALN/welcome), Enterprise Learning staff Robert Ubell, John Vivolo, and Jessie Guy-Ryan will deliver talks to more than 1,000 attendees, representing virtual education experts across the nation and abroad. Vice dean; Ubell, and online learning director; Vivolo, will jointly give a presentation on “Fighting the Tide: Understanding and Combating Resistance to Online Learning,” exploring strategies for addressing institutional and faculty resistance to online education. Instructional designer; Guy-Ryan, will offer insights into Active Learning Modules in “But How Do We Know They’re Paying Attention?” She will review student engagement in the school’s online Professional Learning joint venture with Scientific American (www.scientificamerican.com/professional-learning/courses/). The Online Learning Consortium is the premier professional society in virtual education, launched at the dawn of online learning, 20 years ago.

NYU-ePoly Ranked 14th Best Online Master’s in Engineering by BestColleges.com

BestColleges.com ranked NYU-ePoly, the online learning unit at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering as the 14th Best Online Master’s in Engineering Program. Rankings are compiled using the latest information from IPEDS and College Navigator databases, both of which are reputable sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. The most recent set of data is for the 2011-2012 school year, in which acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment rate was used in this calculation.

BestColleges.com is that resource for any prospective college student, and we strive to help students make an educated choice about their future. Through the use of student surveys, faculty surveys, independent research, ranking systems and the input of highly credible and authoritative sources, we have created a database of schools to help students and their families learn more about their best options for higher education.

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NYU Targets Fortune 500 Company Employees in New Emerging Technology Course


Beginning in January, New York University will offer a year-long graduate-level program targeting the employees of major technology-driven companies who need to stay up to speed on the emerging issues that affect them.

The online courses will focus on upgrading employee skills in the areas of cybersecurity, mobility and big data analysis.

Taught in three trimesters over a year, upon completion the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will grant graduates a certificate and nine credits that can be applied to a qualified master’s degree program.

Robert Ubell, vice dean of the school’s online learning unit, said the impetus for the online courses came from  discussions with executives at Fortune 500 companies who told the school about the skills its employees were lacking.

“We uncovered these three hot spots where companies are being pressed to find first-class solutions,” Ubell said. “This addition to our virtual curriculum responds to the evolving needs of global companies.”

The “Mobile Security” course will home in on solutions to threats to mobile devices, networks and services, acknowledging the facts that mobile devices now outnumber computers worldwide and that smartphones and tablets can be enticing targets for criminal activity.

“Big Data Analysis” will offer some insights into the storage, organization and processing of data on the scale now available to companies that go beyond the capabilities of what once were conventional information technologies. The course will review state-of-the-art analytics and applications that can help companies both gather information on big data platforms and analyze it.

Finally, “Cloud Computing: Concepts and Practice” will help students understand how to use the cloud, write cloud applications and build their own private clouds. It will give them insight into both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies.

Since this past January, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has offered master’s degree programs in, among other things, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, bioinformatics and organizational behavior. That is when the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute merged and began offering courses on its downtown Brooklyn campus as well as online.

To learn more about the Emerging Computing Technologies program, please visit: http://engineering.nyu.edu/enterprise-learning/programs/emerging-computing-technologies

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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NYU School of Engineering Online Courses Adopt NYUClasses, The School’s New Learning Management System


NYU’s new learning management system, NYUClasses, will be fully integrated into the School of Engineering’s online learning courses this fall. With the completion of the merger this year, the School of Engineering has adopted NYU’s open-source system. In addition to offering features similar to those found on Blackboard, the school’s previous LMS, NYUClasses also provides new delivery options. With innovative customization features, the new system allows faculty to create learning spaces closely matching

their teaching styles.

NY State Approves NYU School of Engineering Online MS in Electrical Engineering

10th Virtual Graduate Program Now Available Worldwide

In a continuing vote of confidence in NYU School of Engineering’s online graduate program, the NewYork State Education Department this summer approved online delivery of the school’s master’s in electrical engineering, its tenth fully online graduate degree. While numerous electrical engineering virtual courses have been offered previously to remote and on-campus students, state approval supports new online delivery options, including Live Virtual Learning (LVL) courses, and streaming lectures in high-definition video to off-campus students, allowing them to participate in real time. Sixteen online courses in electrical engineering are offered this fall. For details, see engineering.nyu.edu/online

Asynchronous Learning is Not Just for Class: New Orientation Site for Online NYU Polytechnic Learners

Asynchronous learning is not just for class. NYU-ePoly launched its new orientation website, ePolyConnect (epolyconnect.poly.edu) to acclimate online students to the School of Engineering’s new learning platform, NYUClasses, among otherapplications. The site delivers brief tutorial videos and instructions, with links to student services and online learning tips. Available throughout student academic careers, it assists them in navigating NYU School of Engineering’s virtual education portal successfully. In addition to NYUClasses, the site also links to NYUHome, NYUMeetings, NYUStream, and other student services. Live student webinars also help students persist to complete their graduate degrees.

Start exploring here: epolyconnect.poly.edu

ePolyConnect Website

NYU-ePoly Ranked #4 in OnlineSchoolsCenter.com List of 30 Most Tech Savvy Online Schools




This July, NYU-ePoly was ranked fourth place as the Top Most Technologically Savvy Online Schools by onlineschoolscenter.com. The goal at Online Schools Center is to help students look for the latest, most useful information geared towards business professionals who prefer online education. Information and data used in rankings included web statistics, previous school rankings and data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Sloan Extends Acclaimed Cybersecurity Lecture Series, Supporting 4 More

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has extended the highly acclaimed NYU School of Engineering Cybersecurity Lectures, supporting the series with additional funding for another 4 lectures. The series provides a highly visible opportunity for noted experts in cybersecurity to uncover dangers and threats to the public. The first 4, offered over the last 2 years, attracted more than 1,000 attendees on the Brooklyn campus and in HD video streaming broadcasts. Internationally renowned experts will be invited to lead the next sessions, with accompanying expert panels, on internet trust, cyber risk, women in cybersecurity, and surveillance and censorship in cyberspace. (For details, see engineering.nyu.edu/sloanseries/)

Facebook Security DEFCON Scholarship

The Facebook Security team is offering scholarships to 5 students to attend the annual DEFCON Security Conference in Las Vegas (Thursday, August 7th – Sunday, August 10th). This should be a good opportunity to network, collaborate, and explore the latest technologies and strategies with the industry leaders. Please find more information about how to apply in the invitation letter below. Note that the application deadline is Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Good luck to those who are going to apply!

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