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Mark Guzdial
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Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech
Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

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The ACM Turing China conference will have a SIGCSE track this May.  Come see SIGCSE Chair Amber Settle, world-famous CS educator Dan Garcia (recently in NYTimes) from Berkeley, and me in Shanghai in May. The ACM TURC 2017 (SIGCSE China) conference is a…

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Stanford has decided to move away from Java in their intro courses. Surprisingly, they have decided to move to JavaScript.  Philip Guo showed that most top CS departments are moving to Python.  The Stanford Daily article linked below doesn’t address any…

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Please follow the survey link below to give feedback to Google on what you think is important in CS education research. We are collecting input to inform the direction of Google’s computer science (CS) education research in order to better support the…

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Kate Cunningham is a first year PhD student working with me in computing education research.  She just won an NSF graduate research fellowship, and the College of Computing interviewed her. She explains the direction that she’s exploring now, which I…

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Jan Cuny wrote a blog post about where we are in the effort to provide CS education to everyone.  Next month is important for the CS for All effort — the first offering of the AP CS Principles exam is May 5.  Last I heard, over 46,000 students had turned…

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A useful report when trying to make an argument for the importance of Broadening Participation in Computing efforts: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of…

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Code.org just blogged that we have set a record in the number of BS in CS graduates. University CS graduates have set a new record, finally surpassing the number of degrees earned 14 years ago.With a 15% increase in computer science graduates (49,291…

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I’ve worked with Susanne in a variety of contexts and recommend checking out her page linked below.  She’s taught me a lot about how computing education research connects to the rest of CS, as described in the quote below.  She’s done some interesting…

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The New York Times ran a pair of articles on computing education yesterday, one on Computational Thinking (linked above and quoted below) and one on the new AP CS Principles exam.  Shriram and I are quoted as offering a more curmudgeonly view on…

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March 8-11, Seattle hosted the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium for 2017. This was the largest SIGCSE ever, with over 1500 attendees. I was there and stayed busy (as I described here). This post isn’t a trip report. I want to talk about two of my favorite…
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