Trends in CS Education for the 2018-19 Academic Year

12:00 AM on September 24, 2019 | computer science programming

The computer science education sector is undergoing significant change and growth. The 2018-2019 academic year saw a growing institutional adoption trend of edTech platforms, as well as moves by major traditional textbook publishers to accommodate educators' needs with technology and interactive content. 

Pearson CEO John Fallon recently said that “the $300 textbook is dead, we have to reinvent and make a future for this company around $40 to rent an ebook, $80 for a completely integrated package that provides much more personalization, adaptive assessment capabilities that support faculty. That’s still a sustainable business, but then it provides a platform by which we can, if you like, be the disruptor.”

CS is taught in a range of classroom formats and sizes—from one-on-one tutoring to traditional university lectures to Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)—a factor that seems to be accelerating the adoption of platform-based technology that improves learning outcomes and drives greater student engagement.

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From new research and policy initiatives to edTech acquisitions by major publishers, let’s take a look at some of the key highlights of the past year in CS education...

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

  • Computer Science Education Week
  • Codio launches C-Books

January 2019

February 2019

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April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019