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Mark Guzdial
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I am a fan of Paul Kirschner‘s work.  This interview is great with useful insights about education — deep and pragmatic thinking. I want to fundamentally understand how people can learn in effective, efficient, and enjoyable ways, and how you can teach…
I am a fan of Paul Kirschner’s work. This interview is great with useful insights about education — deep and pragmatic thinking. I want to fundamentally understand how people can learn…
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Probably my favorite session from the CRA Snowbird conference this last summer (see agenda with links to all talks) was a session on creating Colleges or Schools of Computer Science.  Should we?  Why? The most compelling two talks in the session were from…
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A colleague recently approached me and said, “It would be useful if Universities got involved in this CS for All effort.  All Universities should offer courses aimed at everyone on campus. There should be a systematic effort to get everyone to take those…
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Ruthe Farmer at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has been working furiously towards today’s announcements.  The Obama Administration is aiming to achieve the goal of CSforAll, and with only a few months left before the new Administration…
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If you can forgive the bias in the graph (what looks like a 90% drop is actually a 25% drop), you will find this to be an important and interesting report. Scotland has one of the strongest computing at schools efforts in the world (see site here), with…
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I didn't realize that Computing at School has their own YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/computingatschooltv This episode is particularly relevant for this blog — Sue Sentence talking about computing education research:…
I didn't realize that Computing at School has their own YouTube channel: This episode is particularly relevant for this blog — Sue Sentence talking about computing education research: So…
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I have written about this Dagstuhl Seminar (see earlier post). The formal report is now available. This seminar discussed educational outcomes for first-year (university-level) computer science. We explored which outcomes were widely shared across both…
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Stack Overflow is an often used resource by programmers today. It’s also a barrier to women entering computing. Here’s a blog post summarizing a recent study on why women find Stack Overflow so unwelcoming. There are many movements to get women into…
Stack Overflow is an often used resource by programmers today. It’s also a barrier to women entering computing. Here’s a blog post summarizing a recent study on why women find Stack Ove…
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My Blog@CACM post for this month is a trip report on ICER 2016. I recommend Andy Ko’s excellent ICER 2016 trip report for another take on the conference. You can also see the Twitter live feed with hashtag #ICER2016. I write in the Blog@CACM post about…
My Blog@CACM post for this month is a trip report on ICER 2016. I recommend Andy Ko’s excellent ICER 2016 trip report for another take on the conference. You can also see the Twitter live fee…
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ICER 2016 was just held in Melbourne, Australia, so I found the article linked at the bottom (and from which these images come from) particularly relevant and interesting. Australia is facing a boom in primary school students, which creates additional…
ICER 2016 was just held in Melbourne, Australia, so I found the article linked at the bottom (and from which these images come from) particularly relevant and interesting. Australia is facing a boo…
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When I visited Mumbai for LaTICE 2016, I mentioned meeting Yogendra Pal. I was asked to be a reader for his thesis, which I found fascinating. I’m pleased to report that he has now graduated and his thesis, A Framework for Scaffolding to Teach Vernacular…
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From Lauren Wilcox: Betsy DiSalvo, Dick Henneman and I have designed a survey about a topic that is near and dear to us as HCI faculty:  topics, learning goals, and learning activities in HCI classrooms! We hope to do an annual “pulse” of HCI instructors…
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Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech
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