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Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?
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Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?

Maybe the first programming language didn't really matter, because students learning programming were different.

Computing Education Is Not the Same as Engineering Education
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Computing Education Is Not the Same as Engineering Education

Learning Engineering is not always about Becoming an Engineer. Computing Education outside of Engineering Education is bigger than the part inside.

How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record
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How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record

Teaching is a skill, and the best teachers use the best methods.

What Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Need to Know About Computing
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What Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Need to Know About Computing

Defining goals for computing education beyone CS and Informatics offerings.

Teaching Critical Computing is a Grand Challenge for the Whole CS Curriculum
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Teaching Critical Computing is a Grand Challenge for the Whole CS Curriculum

We need to prepare our students' to have a critical perspective on computing, and that requires changing the curriculum, not just a course.

Dijkstra Was Wrong About 'Radical Novelty': Metaphors in CS Education
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Dijkstra Was Wrong About 'Radical Novelty': Metaphors in CS Education

The most cited CS education paper is, unfortunately, wrong.

Why I Don't Recommend CSRankings.org: Know the Values You are Ranking On
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Why I Don't Recommend CSRankings.org: Know the Values You are Ranking On

 Just because a ranking is computable doesn't mean that it's right.

Students Need to Know What Success in Computing Looks Like, Starting from Realistic Expectations
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Students Need to Know What Success in Computing Looks Like, Starting from Realistic Expectations

Intro CS students sometimes think professional programmers are super-human, which makes it hard to live up to those expectations.

3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality
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3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality

Computer Science education is inequitable. The least-prepared students are going to be hurt the most in online teaching. We have to make change now.
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