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subjectHuman Computer Interaction
authorMark Guzdial

Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education
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Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education

When do we decide that errors are due to bad design in programming languges and education?

The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous
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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting
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The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting

The ACM Education Council gets together once a year to share initiatives and results, and promote computing education.

If You Want to Teach Kids Cs, First Teach the Adults
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If You Want to Teach Kids Cs, First Teach the Adults

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least Usable and Learnable User Interfaces
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Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least Usable and Learnable User Interfaces

Programming languages are amazing, but too hard to use and learn.

Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding
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Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding

Live coding is programming performance with generates music for an audience, often in a collaborative setting.  It's a jam session on laptops with rich research...

The Role of Hypercard in Today's World
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The Role of Hypercard in Today's World

 HyperCard is an end-user programming tool from the 1990's.  A new version that runs on most modern platforms raises the question of the role of end-user programming...

High School CS Teachers as the New Computing Professionals
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High School CS Teachers as the New Computing Professionals

If you were a human-centered computing research in 1960's, you'd study, "Who are software engineers?" Today, the new computing professionals to study are high school...

Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises
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Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises

The Media Computation approach to introductory computing is mostly used for creative expression, but it can also lead to some surprises.
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