The Currency of Computing Education: There are two sides to every coin

Here’s a viewpoint that has come as a result of a few recent reports on computing in the news. Actually, it’s more likely that it is a different take on some viewpoints that have been around for a while. Anyway, here it is: Computing education has a currency (like all other disciplines) This currency is … More The Currency of Computing Education: There are two sides to every coin

Notional Machines and Programming Language Semantics in Education – Photos and a List of Summaries of Dagstuhl Seminar 19281

From July 7-12 I was at Dagstuhl Seminar 19281: “Notional Machines and Programming Language Semantics in Education” organized by: Mark Guzdial (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, US) Shriram Krishnamurthi (Brown University – Providence, US) Juha Sorva (Aalto University, FI) [who completed a PhD that involved Notional Machines] Jan Vahrenhold (Universität Münster, DE) Several folks … More Notional Machines and Programming Language Semantics in Education – Photos and a List of Summaries of Dagstuhl Seminar 19281

ACM CompEd daily update 2: Day 2 – Abaci, keynotes and banquets, oh my!

Day 2 of ACM CompEd started off with CompEd attendees having freedom to attend TURC and see keynotes by Turing award laureates! (Go back to Day 1 here.) Before CompEd proper kicked off for the day, a few of us went for a coffee and explored some alleys around the hotel. One notable find was … More ACM CompEd daily update 2: Day 2 – Abaci, keynotes and banquets, oh my!

ACM CompEd daily update 0: pre-conference events

Yesterday, the inaugural ACM Global Conference on Computing Education geared up to the big day (which was today, day 1). Yesterday most attendees arrived in Chengdu and the following pre-conference events concluded: Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020) steering committee meeting ACM-W Workshop: Building an ACM-W East Asia Community Working Groups. Unlike ITiCSE working groups, CompEd working … More ACM CompEd daily update 0: pre-conference events