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Mark Guzdial
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Cool example of using JES to access external data! I’ve been teaching CCT 374: Technologies for Knowledge Media course this term. It seemed a natural fit to use a Media Computation approach to teach Python programming. The students have a term project…
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It’s that time of year when Deans and Chairs start prodding students and teachers about course evaluations. What do the students think about their courses? What do the students think about their teachers? There is a significant body of evidence that…
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I love the conclusion. We recently revised all of our syllabi to include articulation of learning outcomes and use these to drive discussion of the course design. Next year, I may push for the inclusion of expected instructor background. As you point out, although it may not change immediate behaviors regarding who gets assigned to teach what, it does give leverage for us to take professional development seriously---particularly with respect to PCK.
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Nice blog post from Barbara Ericson exploring the lack of women in the new surge in CS undergraduate enrollment. A Surge in Majors, but Where Are the Women? While a number of colleges and universities in the United States have recently seen a tremendous…
Nice blog post from Barbara Ericson exploring the lack of women in the new surge in CS undergraduate enrollment. A Surge in Majors, but Where Are the Women? While a number of colleges and universit...
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I was mostly just asking. Perhaps I hoped it had changed for the better. There have been almost two complete cycles of high school graduates since then. Some things that were brand new or nonexistent then are "old news" for today's teens: smartphones, tablets, FNAF, Minecraft ...
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Dr. Gary May, Dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech, is one of my role models.  I’ve learned from him on how to broaden participation in computing, what academic leadership looks like, and how to make sure that education gets its due…
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Repeatability presumes evidence (which can be repeated).  Computer scientists have not valued evidence and repeatability as much as we need to for rigor and scientific advancement — in education, too.  One of my favorite papers by Michael Caspersen is…
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Back in September 2011, I announced that we received NSF funding to try to “beat the book.” (See post here.) Could we create an electronic (Web-based) book that was better for CS teacher learning than reading a physical book? Took us three years, but I’m…
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These do sound like the kinds of things that learning scientists were saying at the start of the MOOC hype (like this post), but I’m glad that he now realizes that MOOCs have limited use and that students vary widely. And as for MOOCs, which many still…
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I agree that these boards are cool, but I’m a geeky white guy.  I predict that they’ll have little impact in increasing access to computing education or in diversifying computing. Bare board computers are not more attractive to teachers, so we don’t get…
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My first thought when seeing this article was, “Well, I’m glad it’s not just CS.”  (See my post about how recruiting teachers is our biggest challenge in CS10K.) And my second thought was, “WHERE are we going to get all the teachers we need, across…
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At conferences like SIGCSE 2015 and at meetings like the CS Principles Advisory Board meeting in Chicago in February, I’m hearing from pilot teachers of the new AP CS Principles Curriculum (see website here) who are building Media Computation…
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Nice story and presentation from Katie Cunningham about how she informed her faculty about why there are so few women in CS, and what they can do about it. I based the main arc of my presentation on a book chapter by Whitecraft and Williams that Greg…
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The comments from students in the article below from Duke are just like the ones I hear from my students when I ask them how our introductory class is going. “Way better than I expected” and “I thought it would be all geeky” and “I can see using this!”…
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