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AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?
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AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?

The emergence of large learned models is changing the nature of artificial intelligence research in fundamental ways.

Machine Learning: Out! Data Science: In!
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Machine Learning: Out! Data Science: In!

We propose to stop teaching machine learning courses to populations whose core discipline is neither computer science nor mathematics and statistics.

Rethinking the CS Curriculum
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Rethinking the CS Curriculum

I have noticed that there is a growing trend to dumb down the CS curriculum by removing mathematical topics.

Programming is For More than Engineering; Computer Science is About More than Building Things
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Programming is For More than Engineering; Computer Science is About More than Building Things

Programming should be part of computing education curriculum, and take into account all the ways students will use computing.

Validity and Reliability in Data Science: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
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Validity and Reliability in Data Science: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

We examine the essence of the components of data science, as well as their interrelations, from the educational perspective.

Biases in Author Recognition
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Biases in Author Recognition

When reading papers, we make simplifications and have assumptions about author roles and relative contributions.

How Scripting Misses the Mark
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How Scripting Misses the Mark

Scripting languages promise easy automation but prove difficult to learn. Let's stop focusing on simplified syntax and instead focus on understandability and learnability...

Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm
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Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm

In our rarefied world of university teaching and learning, which jobs can be replaced by algorithms?

Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method
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Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method

The purpose of this blog post is to present an anonymization method that can be applied to the digital attributes of personal data.

R&D or r&d: What's the Difference?
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R&D or r&d: What's the Difference?

Research produces generalized knowledge; Development produces generalized functionality. Not all efforts that use research skills or that use development skills...

A Semester Virtual Institute
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A Semester Virtual Institute

We organized a semester virtual institute in the academic metaverse with researchers from around the world. 

Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses
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Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses

Our experience with reflection pre-learning in a MOOC on computational thinking that we developed and currently teach.

How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties
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How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties

Revision of the foundations of teaching mathematics for IT specialties is needed.

Anti-Racist Computing Education: No More Excuses
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Anti-Racist Computing Education: No More Excuses

On this #MLKDay, a list of resources to help center racial equity and justice in CS classrooms and a reminder that the CS Education community must make good on...

Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic
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Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic

This post describes three significant changes that took place during the pandemic in the instructional strategies at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology...

Finding a Path to CS for All: How Many U.S. High School Students Have Taken CS?
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Finding a Path to CS for All: How Many U.S. High School Students Have Taken CS?

How do we measure progress towards CS for All?

Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline
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Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline

The shrinking pipeline refers to the low percentages of women earning computer science academic degrees and holding faculty positions.

Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues
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Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues

Perspectives on computational thinking.

AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning
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AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning

What are key ideas and intuitions foundational to AI that AI education in secondary schools should target? This blog post describes our approach to teaching AI...
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