Georgia Gwinnett College to offer ‘fully online’ information technology degree | News

College degrees traditionally require students to spend at least some time in a classroom, but Georgia Gwinnett College is trying something different.

The Lawrenceville-based school announced this past week that it will begin offering its first “fully online” degree, which will be available for information technology-software development majors. The school already offered an IT major that students could take in a classroom setting, which it will continue to officer, but the new online-only version of the degree will launch this summer.

“The IT field is growing exponentially in Georgia and particularly in the Northeast section of the state where GGC is located,” GGC Provost and Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs George Low said. “This degree will help us continue to meet the needs of the workforce, while providing a platform for students who prefer remote study.”

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the computer software development field is

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Online gambling stocks remain some of the most popular investment themes in 2021. While the coronavirus pandemic has created a spike in new demand for online gambling, each individual company has something different to offer. We all know that some of the top gambling stocks such as Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) have taken a big hit in the stock market and have yet to recover to their pre-pandemic levels. However, companies with a presence in online gambling have taken the traditional gambling world by storm over the past year. 

Truth be told, the online gambling market is huge, and is currently growing at a staggering rate. For instance, in 2018, the first full year of legal sports betting in the U.S. saw $13 billion wagered, according to

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Cyberattack on UK university knocks out online learning, Teams and Zoom

The University of Hertfordshire has suffered a devastating cyberattack that knocked out all of its IT systems, including Office 365, Teams and Zoom, local networks, Wi-Fi, email, data storage and VPN.

The university reported the hit by attackers on Wednesday, resulting in the cancellation of all online classes on Thursday and Friday. 

“Shortly before 22:00 on Wednesday 14 April, the University experienced a cyber-attack which has impacted all of our systems, including those in the Cloud such as Canvas, MS Teams and Zoom,” it said in an update on its website

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Due to pandemic restrictions on in-person classes, the university and most students still depend on online learning and video-conferencing apps like Zoom. The UK government has allowed some students to return to in-person teaching if they require specialist equipment, but has banned a full return until at least May 17.


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Online Proctoring Programs Try to Ease the Tensions of Remote Testing

When many schools halted in-person teaching during the pandemic, they also stopped providing another function that has been perhaps less missed: giving tests under the watchful eyes of proctors.

Millions of college students facing final exams, professionals pursuing new qualifications and others were asked to take important tests at home using programs such as ProctorExam, Proctorio and ProctorU—software designed to fight cheating by getting a human or machine to remotely watch for suspicious behavior in test takers’ faces, rooms and audio levels.

It was a windfall for online proctoring companies, but thrust the pitfalls of the practice into the spotlight.

Being watched by a faceless stranger or artificial intelligence provokes anxiety or worse, according to some students and teachers. Educators and privacy advocates raised concerns about the software’s efficacy, invasiveness and potential to discriminate against some disabled candidates.

Online proctoring companies are now updating their user experiences, partly to

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