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Teaching to the Text Message

I've been teaching college freshmen to write the five-paragraph essay and its bully of a cousin, the research paper, for years. But these forms invite font-size...

Q&A: The Chief Computer
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Q&A: The Chief Computer

Kelly Gotlieb recalls the early days of computer science in Canada.

Asymmetries and Shortages of the Network Neutrality Principle
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Asymmetries and Shortages of the Network Neutrality Principle

Since the beginning of the debate on network neutrality, and perhaps as an inheritance of that beginning, the controversy has been restricted...

Coder's Block
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Coder's Block

Programming is a creative endeavor, and therefore there is such a thing as coder's block. What does it take to clear the blockage?

Platform Wars Come to Social Media
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Platform Wars Come to Social Media

The world can absorb more social media sites, but how many?

Building Castles in the Air
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Building Castles in the Air

Reflections on recruiting and training programmers during the early period of computing.

Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics
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Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics

Successful global IT team managers combine general distributed team management skills enhanced with cultural sensitivity.

Psych-Out Sexism
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Psych-Out Sexism

The innocent, unconscious bias that discourages girls from math and science.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering: One Discipline, Many Specialties
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Computer and Information Science and Engineering: One Discipline, Many Specialties

Mathematics is no longer the only foundation for computing and information research and education in academia.

A Program Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
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A Program Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The BPC Alliances

Changing the trajectory of participation in computing for students at various stages of development.

Managing Time
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Managing Time

Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.

Surrounded By Machines
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Surrounded By Machines

A chilling scenario portends a possible future.

Do You Own the Software You Buy?
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Do You Own the Software You Buy?

Examining the fine print concerning your rights in your copies of purchased software.

Cubelets: Modular, Affordable Robotics For Kids and Students
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Cubelets: Modular, Affordable Robotics For Kids and Students

Robotics can be a tricky subject to teach children, and it's hard to know where to start. Cubelets is a system of modular cubes that each have one use, interaction...

Nasa's Kepler Astronomer Geoff Marcy Discusses Latest Exoplanet Discoveries
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Nasa's Kepler Astronomer Geoff Marcy Discusses Latest Exoplanet Discoveries

Does life exist anywhere in the universe except on Earth?

The Need For a New Graduation Rite of Passage
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The Need For a New Graduation Rite of Passage

A new organization is being proposed that is solely intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior in graduates of computing-related degree programs...

Technology, Conferences, and Community
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Technology, Conferences, and Community

Considering the impact and implications of changes in scholarly communication.

From Science to Engineering
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From Science to Engineering

A series of recent reports claim the U.S. education system is in a very severe crisis; others suggest the crisis is...

The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware
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The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware

Revisiting the need to educate professionals to defend against malware in its various guises.

Household Demand For Broadband Internet Service
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Household Demand For Broadband Internet Service

How much are consumers willing to pay for broadband service? Our research estimates consumer willingness-to-pay...
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