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December 2015


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Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing

Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing

Lessons learned from a decade of practice.


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Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail U­s

Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail U­s

Until we moderate our fascination with creating ideas, we will not achieve the rate of innovations we seek.


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Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics

Critical reflection on value choices.


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The Case For Banning Killer Robots: Point

The Case For Banning Killer Robots

Ban the bots? Considering both sides of the argument for and against.


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The Case For Banning Killer Robots: Counterpoint

The Case For Banning Killer Robots

Let me unequivocally state: The status quo with respect to innocent civilian casualties is utterly and wholly unacceptable.


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Creating a New Generation of Computational Thinkers

Creating a New Generation of Computational Thinkers

Experiences with a successful school program in Scotland.


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I Can't Let You Do That, Dave

I Can't Let You Do That, Dave

Computers should not treat their owners as adversaries.

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