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Will Machine Learning Prevent ­S From Achieving the Goals of Teaching Computing to Everyone?
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Will Machine Learning Prevent ­S From Achieving the Goals of Teaching Computing to Everyone?

At TURC, ACM leaders consider the future of AI, and I ask about the implications for computing education

Older Adults Learning Computer Programming: Motivations, Frustrations, and Design Opportunities
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Older Adults Learning Computer Programming: Motivations, Frustrations, and Design Opportunities

I summarize the first known research study of older adults (aged 60 and over) learning computer programming.

Evaluating Computer Science ­Undergraduate Teaching: Why Student Evaluations Are Likely Biased
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Evaluating Computer Science ­Undergraduate Teaching: Why Student Evaluations Are Likely Biased

Unconscious bias is pervasive in computing, and training is our best remedy, how can untrained students evaluate their CS teachers without bias?

Generation CS: When ­Undergraduates Realized They Needed Computing
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Generation CS: When ­Undergraduates Realized They Needed Computing

 A new Computing Research Association report describes the dramatic influx of undergraduates into computer science classes.

'Figure It Out' Isn't Enough: Striking a New Balance Between ­Understanding, Problem-Solving, and Design in Introductory CS Classes
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'Figure It Out' Isn't Enough: Striking a New Balance Between ­Understanding, Problem-Solving, and Design in Introductory CS Classes

Intro CS courses should help students understand programs more and problem-solve less. 

The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers
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The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers

 The Newsletter of the Committee on Computing and Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association offers a wide range of scholarly work in the philosophy of...

Taking Incremental Steps Towards CS For All
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Taking Incremental Steps Towards CS For All

U.S. states are developing novel, incremental approaches to CS for All.

Is Academia Guilty of Intellectual Colonization of Practice?
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Is Academia Guilty of Intellectual Colonization of Practice?

Researchers should not treat practitioners as mere objects of their studies or simple sources of data, but work towards creating research partnerships with practitioners...

Database Decay and What To Do About It
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Database Decay and What To Do About It

In our opinion, database decay results from the multi-department organization of large implementations.

Tech Industry Ph.D.s: Academia Can Be Nicer Than You Think
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Tech Industry Ph.D.s: Academia Can Be Nicer Than You Think

If more Ph.D.s do not return to the academy, there will not be enough graduates capable of taking all those high tech jobs.

Designing the Activities For a 'Computing Lab' to Support Computational Literacy
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Designing the Activities For a 'Computing Lab' to Support Computational Literacy

Developing the teaching techniques so everyone develops computational literacy skills.

How We Teach Should Be Independent Of Who We Are Teaching
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How We Teach Should Be Independent Of Who We Are Teaching

A look at teaching and diversity in Computer Science.

Geek Gene, Teacher and Student Self-Efficacy, and the Problem of Python's Self: A Report on ICER 2016
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Geek Gene, Teacher and Student Self-Efficacy, and the Problem of Python's Self: A Report on ICER 2016

A report on ICER 2016 paper awardees, CS teaching and grading, student self-confidence, and the problems of using Python.

The Work and Inspiration of the International Association For Computing and Philosophy
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The Work and Inspiration of the International Association For Computing and Philosophy

A prominent player in the philosophy of computer science includes the two disciplines in its title.

14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE
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14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE

How we thought about the JES pedagogical programming environment for students over the last 14 years.

Meeting the Need For CSP at Georgia Tech
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Meeting the Need For CSP at Georgia Tech

In November, I encouraged CS departments to create AP CS equivalent classes. I tried to make one at my institution, but realized that we were already there.

Does Nature ­Use Data?
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Does Nature ­Use Data?

Does nature use databases? Does nature use data structures?  

A Very Local Snapshot of K-12 CS Education
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A Very Local Snapshot of K-12 CS Education

What are students learning in K-12 CS?

A Jolt or Two (Part 1)
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A Jolt or Two (Part 1)

You cannot learn something if you think you already know it, and don't.

Five Principles For Programming Languages For Learners
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Five Principles For Programming Languages For Learners

Five considerations when choosing a programming language for schools
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