Physicist Carl E. Wieman’s keynote speech at SIGCSE 2010, "Science Education for the 21st Century: Using the Insights of Science to Teach/Learn Science," focused...Jack Rosenberger From BLOG@CACM | March 12, 2010 at 07:20 PM
Sally Fincher’s keynote focused on the importance of representation, such as how computer scientists represent their work, how they represent their work to each...Jack Rosenberger From BLOG@CACM | March 11, 2010 at 07:23 PM
A CS conference is only as good as its selection of keynote speeches, and SIGCSE 2010 offers a formidable cast of keynotes, including a Nobel Prize winner.
Jack Rosenberger From BLOG@CACM | March 10, 2010 at 08:52 PM
There is a big buzz in the field about computational thinking just now. But what is it really? How do you assess it? I offer an initial assessment for a subset...Judy Robertson From BLOG@CACM | March 3, 2010 at 09:41 AM
I have been reflecting on the nature of technical presentations. Public speaking can be great fun. When done well, it is a form of performance art. Enjoy it, and...Daniel Reed From BLOG@CACM | March 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM
Open source provides a large collection of valuable software to the world. There may be downsides to open source for computing education, especially for the goal...Mark Guzdial From BLOG@CACM | February 6, 2010 at 04:40 PM
The latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics report is out, and it says that computing is booming! So why are there so many IT workers complaining about being laid...Mark Guzdial From BLOG@CACM | January 19, 2010 at 05:08 PM
Some thoughts on using Second Life as a platform for first year CS teaching. Also raises the issue of setting appropriate challenge for brightest students.Judy Robertson From BLOG@CACM | December 31, 2009 at 09:40 AM
Progress on the new Advanced Placement exam in Computer Science is progressing, but it's still early to see how it's going to end up and whether it will achieve...Mark Guzdial From BLOG@CACM | December 17, 2009 at 09:52 AM
CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association...Cameron Wilson From BLOG@CACM | December 7, 2009 at 11:09 PM
Georgia again counts the Advanced Placement test in Computer Science towards high school grauation requirements. The story highlights the challenges of making...Mark Guzdial From BLOG@CACM | November 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM
The second day of Informatics Education IV in Freiburg, Germany, focused on accreditation, expanding enrollments, student engagement, parellelism, and interdisciplinarity...Mark Guzdial From BLOG@CACM | November 6, 2009 at 01:48 PM
Informatics Education Europe, a workshop sponsored by ACM, BCS, Intel, and Microsoft, is focusing on improving computing education across Europe.
Mark Guzdial From BLOG@CACM | November 5, 2009 at 09:37 AM