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Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N.; Mittermeir, Roland T. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
In view of the recent developments in many countries, for example, in the USA and in the UK, it appears that computer science education (CSE) in primary or secondary schools (K-12) has reached a significant turning point, shifting its focus from ICT-oriented to rigorous computer science concepts. The goal of this special issue is to offer a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Guzdial, Mark; Ericson, Barbara; Mcklin, Tom; Engelman, Shelly – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
Georgia Computes! ("GaComputes") was a six-year (2006-2012) project to improve computing education across the state of Georgia in the United States, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of GaComputes was to broaden participation in computing and especially to engage more members of underrepresented groups which includes…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Policy, Computer Science, Intervention
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Benda, Klara; Bruckman, Amy; Guzdial, Mark – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2012
We present the results of an interview study investigating student experiences in two online introductory computer science courses. Our theoretical approach is situated at the intersection of two research traditions: "distance and adult education research," which tends to be sociologically oriented, and "computer science education…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Baldwin, D.; Brady, A.; Danyluk, A.; Adams, J.; Lawrence, A. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
Many undergraduate liberal arts institutions offer computer science majors. This article illustrates how quality computer science programs can be realized in a wide variety of liberal arts settings by describing and contrasting the actual programs at five liberal arts colleges: Williams College, Kalamazoo College, the State University of New York…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Program Descriptions