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Measuring Student Self-efficacy and Learning Trajectories for K-5 CS: ICER 2017 Trip Report
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Measuring Student Self-efficacy and Learning Trajectories for K-5 CS: ICER 2017 Trip Report

ICER 2017 features a new test of student belief and new theory about K-5 CS learning.

CSTA: Computer Science Education, Equity, and the Future Workforce
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CSTA: Computer Science Education, Equity, and the Future Workforce

The Big IDEA and the PD Pipeline are two examples of industry-changing initiatives launched by the Computer Science Teachers Association over the past two years...

Learning Programming at Scale
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Learning Programming at Scale

I summarize my first three years of research as an assistant professor on studying and building tools to support people who are learning computer programming.

Coding in Schools as New Vocationalism: Larry Cuban on What Schools Are For
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Coding in Schools as New Vocationalism: Larry Cuban on What Schools Are For

 What are schools for, and is coding a necessary part of that?

CS Education on Tablets for CS for All (#Tablets4CS for #CSforAll)
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CS Education on Tablets for CS for All (#Tablets4CS for #CSforAll)

If we design CS education for tablets, everyone will learn better.

St. Petersburg ITMO Team Wins First Place at ICPC World Finals
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St. Petersburg ITMO Team Wins First Place at ICPC World Finals

St. Petersburg ITMO University, a perennial contender in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), won the 2017 World Finals on Wednesday in...

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off ACM-ICPC as Competition NearsĀ 
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Opening Ceremony Kicks Off ACM-ICPC as Competition NearsĀ 

Hundreds of people gathered in the theater at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D., on Monday (May 22) as students, coaches, and community members...

Gaming and Touring Prep Students for Programming Contest
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Gaming and Touring Prep Students for Programming Contest

Students and coaches are exploring local attractions, playing competitive games, and attending the Competitive Learning Symposium in advance of the 2017 ACM International...

ACM-ICPC Has Outgrown Its Humble Start
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ACM-ICPC Has Outgrown Its Humble Start

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition draws the best collegiate programmers from around the world, but it started as a humble statewide competition...

International Competitors Head to Rapid City for ACM-ICPC
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International Competitors Head to Rapid City for ACM-ICPC

Finalist teams from around the world descended on Rapid City, South Dakota this past weekend for the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Sightseeing and some cultural adjustments...

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