If we can’t teach programming, create software engineering for poor programmers | Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute If we can’t teach programming, create software engineering for poor programmers | Computing Education Blog. Oh wow. Talk about taking the words right out of my mouth! Who knew you could get a book published that said this? I totally … Continue reading

Teaching Programming Skills

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I came across this article recently: Tynker Launches Revolutionary New Platform for Teaching Programming Skills to Young Learners Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2013 You know…… I’m starting to think Syntax really IS important. I recently finished teaching a … Continue reading

What Makes Code Readable: Not What You Think | Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What Makes Code Readable: Not What You Think | Computing Education Blog. Be explicit. Not that I’m at all surprised, but …. cool. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike … Continue reading

BBC News – Viewpoint: Computer code frees us to think in new ways

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC News – Viewpoint: Computer code frees us to think in new ways. Very well said. There’s lots here to like and agree with: To date the reasons behind the changes have seemed very skills-based, as if instilling particular skills … Continue reading

What happens when professionals take on-line CS classes: When Life and Learning Do Not Fit « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Another great bit of info from Mark Guzdial’s blog: Home About Computing Education BlogWhat happens when professionals take on-line CS classes: When Life and Learning Do Not FitJanuary 9, 2013 at 9:46 am Leave a comment The journal article on … Continue reading

CS2013 Ironman Draft Available « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ironman Draft of the next ACM/IEEE CS Curricula is out. CS2013 Ironman Draft Available « Computing Education Blog. We are happy to announce the availability of the ACM/IEEE-CS Computer Science Curricula 2013 – Ironman v0.8 draft. The draft is … Continue reading

NYU using Codeacademy to Teach CS: Who got fired? « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes NYU using Codeacademy to Teach CS: Who got fired? « Computing Education Blog. I agree with the concerns raised by Mark here. I would add a few additional concerns to this as well. See, I’m not as thrilled by the … Continue reading

Googlography 101: Searching on the Net

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes For the last decade or so I’ve been saying that searching and sorting are going to be key skills (and that these are things we really need to concentrate on in CS Education). For about as long, I’ve also thought … Continue reading