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The Solar System from the Computational Thinking Perspective
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The Solar System from the Computational Thinking Perspective

We describe our choice of the solar system as one of the main illustrative examples used in our MOOC on computational thinking.

The Role of Computer Science in Elite Higher Education: Seeing the Expert Blind Spot
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The Role of Computer Science in Elite Higher Education: Seeing the Expert Blind Spot

CS has an important role in preparing elite scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

The Triad of Graduate Studies
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The Triad of Graduate Studies

The Research Community, Research Subject, and Research Process.

10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams
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10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams

The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.

20 Years of 'Software Engineering for Innovative Internet Applications'
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20 Years of 'Software Engineering for Innovative Internet Applications'

Addressing the question: Why is software engineering part of the undergraduate computer science curriculum?

Inclusive Integration of Computing in School Districts: Two Essential Tradeoffs
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Inclusive Integration of Computing in School Districts: Two Essential Tradeoffs

When integrating computer science and computational thinking in a school district through inclusive learning pathways, school district leaders face challenging...

Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?
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Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?

Maybe the first programming language didn't really matter, because students learning programming were different.

The Evolution of Computing Power in Switzerland
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The Evolution of Computing Power in Switzerland

Milestones in the history of computing from the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, Lugano.  

A MERge Analysis of an Organizational Change: The Case of Internalization at Home
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A MERge Analysis of an Organizational Change: The Case of Internalization at Home

How the Technion assimilated its international activities into its other units’ activities and, at the same time, reduced operational costs related to its international...

New Social-Economic Trends in Computer Science Education
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New Social-Economic Trends in Computer Science Education

Considering new social-economic trends in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Data Science education.

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.

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.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases

SQL represents data stored in rows and tables, while high-growth NoSQL is data stores arranged via nested documents as columnar schemas or key-value pairs. One...

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...

Is the Pandemic Affecting Science and Engineering Undergraduate Students?
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Is the Pandemic Affecting Science and Engineering Undergraduate Students?

The importance of the students’ voice.

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.

Lessons From and For Online Teaching
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Lessons From and For Online Teaching

The troika model for successful online teaching.

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.

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.
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