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Soresini: A Very Rare Book on the History of Computing
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Soresini: A Very Rare Book on the History of Computing

The work is an extremely instructive, rich history of calculating technology. It also includes the analog world and automata, and is written in Italian.

Competitions, Not Confrontation
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Competitions, Not Confrontation

The ACM as an organizer of international cooperation.  

The Name Game
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The Name Game

Is there a better name for the Association for Computing Machinery?

Charles Babbage and the Loom
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Charles Babbage and the Loom

Babbage wanted to control his analytical engine, regarded as the ancestor of the modern-day computer, with punched cards.

An Open Call to Establish an  Interdisciplinary Data Science Education Journal
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An Open Call to Establish an Interdisciplinary Data Science Education Journal

In this blog, we describe our vision for a journal that would focus on data science education from the interdisciplinarity perceptive.

From U-boats to 'U-bots'
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From U-boats to 'U-bots'

Considering the outlook for undersea cyberwar.

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.

What Happened to Watson Health?
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What Happened to Watson Health?

A case study in portfolio management.

The World's Most Magnificent Historical Calculating Machines
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The World's Most Magnificent Historical Calculating Machines

The design of today's electronic computers is usually not very appealing, in contrast to magnificent mechanical calculating machines from earlier times.

Misnomer and Malgorithm
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Misnomer and Malgorithm

The algorithm should be respected; the malgorithm should be rejected.

AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?
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AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?

Applications of artificial intelligence to education are spreading and intensifying, but we have the acronym backwards. Building ethical, equitable applications...

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.

When Did the Digital Age Begin?
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When Did the Digital Age Begin?

There is no clear answer.

The Skills Students Gain in Online Learning
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The Skills Students Gain in Online Learning

The Corona Year as an opportunity for science and engineering students to practice 21st century skills.

Auditing AI and Autonomous Systems; Building an Infrastructure of Trust
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Auditing AI and Autonomous Systems; Building an Infrastructure of Trust

How do we build trust? How can we systematically assure trust in our systems? How would auditing AI and autonomous systems contribute to this goal? Explaining...

First-Year Research Sources
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First-Year Research Sources

Identifying publications for first-year research requires some digging and some non-standard choices.

Superb Historical Robots
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Superb Historical Robots

The world's most magnificent historical robots.

The Cross-Sectorial Collaborative Shared Value Strategy
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The Cross-Sectorial Collaborative Shared Value Strategy

A new strategy – cross-sectorial collaborative shared value – aims to increase the impact of the organization’s social investments.

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.

Computers for Learning: Charisma that Fails to Disrupt?
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Computers for Learning: Charisma that Fails to Disrupt?

Two books examine why large-scale learning technology often doesn’t achieve expectations. Technology can improve learning at scale, but charismatic stories about...
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