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Visit To Researchers At Excited Center At Ntnu
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In January, Barbara Ericson and I were invited to visit the new ExcITED Center at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. ExcITED is the Centre for Excellent IT Education. It was a whirlwind trip, fitting it in after the start of our semester at Georgia Tech, but really wonderful. We got there just as NTNU was celebrating […] Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Sepehr Vakil Appointed First Associate Director Of Equity And Inclusion In Stem Education At U. Texas-Austin
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I just met Sepehr at an ECEP planning meeting.  Exciting to meet another CS Ed faculty in an Education school!  He won the Yamashita Prize at Berkeley in 2015 for his STEM activism. Dr. Vakil’s research revolves around the intersection of equity and the teaching and learning of STEM, particularly in computer science and technology. […] Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:45 +0000

Brief From Google On The State Of Girls In Cs Education
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Following up on the brief that Google did last month on Blacks in CS, this month they’ve prepared a brief on the state of girls in CS. Computer science (CS) education is critical in preparing students for the future. CS education not only gives students the skills they need to succeed in the workforce, but […] Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:44 +0000

Expanding The Pipeline: Characteristics Of Male And Female Prospective Computer Science Majors – Examining Four Decades Of Changes – Crn
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Interesting report from CRA that offers a nuanced view about gender differences in goals for STEM education and how those interact with pursuing a degree in CS. Another example of a variable becoming more salient over time relates to one’s scientific orientation. Students of either gender who express a stronger commitment to making a “theoretical […] Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:42 +0000

Passing Of William G. Bowen: Walk Deliberately, Don’T Run, Toward Online Education
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William G. Bowen of The Chronicle recently died at the age of 83. His article about MOOCs in 2013 is still relevant today. In particular is his note about “few of those studies are relevant to the teaching of undergraduates.”  As I look at the OMS CS results and the empirical evidence about MOOC completers (which matches […] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:10 +0000

Embedding And Tailoring Engineering Learning: A Vision For The Future Of Engineering Education
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In the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to speak to groups of Engineering Education Researchers. That doesn’t happen often to me, and I feel very fortunate to get that chance. I was asked to speak about my vision for the future of Engineering Education, from my perspective as a Computing Education […] Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Call For Nominations To Chair Icer 2019
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SIGCSE is changing how they organize ICER.  Posted with Judy Sheard’s permission: The ACM/SIGCSE International Computing Education Research conference ( is the premier conference in the world focused on computer science education research, now in its 13th year. The leadership structure has recently been reorganized so that the the individual overseeing the selection of the […] Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:00:17 +0000

The Role Of Cs Departments In The Us President’S “Cs For All” Initiative: Panel From #Sigcse 2017
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The Role of CS Departments in The US President’s “CS for All” Initiative: Panel from SIGCSE 2017 from Mark Guzdial There was interest in our slides from the 2017 SIGCSE Panel, “The Role of CS Departments in The US President’s “CS for All” Initiative.”  They are linked above, and summarized below. In January 2016, US […] Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:00:10 +0000

Zingaro’S Review Of Frieze And Queensberry’S “Kicking Butt In Computer Science”
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Carol Frieze and Jeria Queensberry’s book on women in computing at CMU, Kicking butt in computer science, has been in my Kindle archive for several months now.  Dan Zingaro’s review in this month’s ACM Inroads is moving it up my to-read queue. For me, the edgy title of the book promised a fiery romp through the halls […] Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:35 +0000

Sigcse 2017 Preview: Ebooks, Gp, Earsketch, Cs For All, And More From Georgia Tech
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I have written individual blog posts for each paper or other contributions at conferences like ICER or SIGCSE. Then sometimes, like this year, that’s just overwhelming. So please excuse me for talking about a bunch (I may not even get all of it) of Georgia Tech related CS Education work at SIGCSE 2017 this year. […] Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:34 +0000

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