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­U.S. Women in Computing: Why Isn't It Getting Better?
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­U.S. Women in Computing: Why Isn't It Getting Better?

We've known for over a decade that there are too few women in computing in the U.S., but recent reports point out that it's not getting better: Not in any academic...

The Call to Teach Computing to Everyone
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The Call to Teach Computing to Everyone

Major media sites are exploring the idea of teaching computer science to everyone, as a requirement for understanding one's world.

Hot Job Market For Computer Science Graduates
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Hot Job Market For Computer Science Graduates

The newest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections predict that the already hot job market for computing professionals will become even hotter this decade. 

Curriculum Standards Efforts Are Important: Help Reduce Committee Battles
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Curriculum Standards Efforts Are Important: Help Reduce Committee Battles

Curriculum standards efforts are important. They help bootstrap new departments, and they help reduce pervasive curriculum committee battles.

Why Don't We Use Worksheets in Computer Science Education?
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Why Don't We Use Worksheets in Computer Science Education?

Worksheets (short, constrained, sets of exercises with mostly fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and multiple choice activities) are unusual in CS education. Use of...

All Grown ­Up Now: Service and Serial Reciprocity
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All Grown ­Up Now: Service and Serial Reciprocity

Computing is central to the debate about so many aspects of our present and future that we have a duty and responsibility to be active and enthusiastic participants...

Royal Society Report Recommends CS in English Schools: Implications For ­USA?
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Royal Society Report Recommends CS in English Schools: Implications For ­USA?

The Royal Society, the world's oldest scientic academy, released a report this month calling for a radical change to English schools: Real Computer Science for...

The Way Forward For Computer Science in the U.K.
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The Way Forward For Computer Science in the U.K.

The last week has seen some interesting developments in Computer Science Education in the U.K., with some sensible suggestions for improvements published in a report...

Online Stanford Classes Explore New Models For CS Learning
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Online Stanford Classes Explore New Models For CS Learning

What's cool about the online Stanford CS classes is not the numbers, but the models.  They are explorations of new ways to teach computer science. 

Planting Seeds in the Field of Knowledge
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Planting Seeds in the Field of Knowledge

In these challenging economic times, universities are under great stress--economically, politically, and socially. It is tempting for those of us in computing to...

Enrollment and Quality: Does It Matter to Measure?
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Enrollment and Quality: Does It Matter to Measure?

CS is declared to be the hottest major on campus based on enrollment at the top institutions.  But is it rising everywhere? We don't really know how to measure...

Celebrate Computing!
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Celebrate Computing!

Computer Science Education Week 2011 is a call to action. It gives  the computing community an opportunity to raise awareness about the societal impact of computing...

Techwomen Alumnae Attend Grace Hopper
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Techwomen Alumnae Attend Grace Hopper

Here is information about the Techwomen program and its attendees at Grace Hopper.

Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper
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Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper

The Grace Hopper Conference includes a Ph.D. Forum that showcases the research of current Ph.D. students, with the additional goal of providing support and mentoring...

Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper
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Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper

Sheryl Sandberg gave the opening keynote at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and spoke about why careers in technology are important and why it...

Alain Chesnais Welcomes Grace Hopper Attendees
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Alain Chesnais Welcomes Grace Hopper Attendees

Alain Chesnais, President of ACM, welcomed attendees to the 11th Grace Hopper Conference

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Keeps Growing!
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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Keeps Growing!

The official opening of the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) on 11/10/2011 was an exciting event.  Conference statistics show a growth of 35% since 2010.

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...

Connecting Science to Society
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Connecting Science to Society

As America debates how to get through these tough economic times, research funding for science and engineering may get lost in the clamor. Here are some suggestions...

Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores
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Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores

Does it help to bring computers into the classroom? So far, there seems to be little evidence that it does.
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