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ERIC Number: EJ1137575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Disappearing Happy Little Sheep: Changing the Culture of Computing Education by Infusing the Cultures of Games and Fine Arts
Decker, Adrienne; Phelps, Andrew; Egert, Christopher A.
Educational Technology, v57 n2 p50-54 Mar-Apr 2017
This article explores the critical need to articulate computing as a creative discipline and the potential for gender and ethnic diversity that such efforts enable. By embracing a culture shift within the discipline and using games as a medium of discourse, we can engage students and faculty in a broader definition of computing. The transformative quality of games can be explored at many levels: the creative person using technology as their palette to explore new modes of expression, the process of technology creation forming a unique and intimate relation between the user and the content, and the gateway of emphasizing the creative process to form a deeper connection between the creative personality and the consumer of such technologies.
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Language: English
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