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Powerful Online Learning is a Distributed System
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Powerful Online Learning is a Distributed System

In the midst of a pandemic, universities are now rapidly shifting to online and remote learning. Here, I will suggest a core metaphor for what powerful online learning...

Beware of Hurting Our Weakest Students when Moving Classes Online
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Beware of Hurting Our Weakest Students when Moving Classes Online

Our weakest students should not be the ones bearing the greatest costs of moving classes online.

Voting as Tallying in Public
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Voting as Tallying in Public

Voting requires common acknowledgement.  Can that be achieved in automation?

How Does a Pantograph Work?
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How Does a Pantograph Work?

Pantographs have been widely used for centuries; for example, in surveying and embroidery. With these devices, drawings can be enlarged and reduced.

How Do We Make AI More Ethical?
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How Do We Make AI More Ethical?

Scientists consider the limits of ethics in the realm of artificial intelligence, and how to mitigate its biases.

Developing Computational Solutions With Humility: Recommending Morgan Ames' 'The Charisma Machine'
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Developing Computational Solutions With Humility: Recommending Morgan Ames' 'The Charisma Machine'

Morgan Ames' book highlights the missing HCI design process for the XO Laptop 

Why IT Professionals Get A Bad Rap For Their Communications
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Why IT Professionals Get A Bad Rap For Their Communications

Tips for improving business IT communications.

The Vote as a Declared Datum
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The Vote as a Declared Datum

A vote is a datum that sheds its original identity but persists.

Why Is There No Well-Known Swiss IT Industry?
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Why Is There No Well-Known Swiss IT Industry?

Herbert Bruderer asks why no information technology industry emerged in Switzerland in the 1950s, despite the appearance of computers from several sources.

The Internet at 50
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The Internet at 50

A personalized take on three things we have to celebrate about the Internet today.

Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities
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Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities

According to the most recent (2018-28) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, the top five STEM career opportunities are all in computing.

Inventing Computing Education to Meet All (Especially Teachers) Undergraduates' Needs: CUE.NEXT Workshops
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Inventing Computing Education to Meet All (Especially Teachers) Undergraduates' Needs: CUE.NEXT Workshops

The CUE.NEXT workshops aim to provide computing education for all undergraduates.

Voting, Coding, and the Code
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Voting, Coding, and the Code

Voting is more than counting.

Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion
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Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion

We are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death with a major exhibition of the Renaissance painter's works.

The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers
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The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers

 How many students learn general-purpose programming today, compared to using other computing environments or learning other STEM subjects?

If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age
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If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age

Two recent reports point to the important of teaching female students to program and that it's never "too late."

Vice Epistemology of the Internet
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Vice Epistemology of the Internet

How can we apply virtue epistemology to the problem of fake news?

The African Enigma: Who Knows More?
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The African Enigma: Who Knows More?

Tally sticks and notched bones are among the oldest digital data carriers.

Dynamic Analysis in the Browser
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Dynamic Analysis in the Browser

Autopsy of a Google Query.
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