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Braught, Grant; MacCormick, John; Bowring, James; Burke, Quinn; Cutler, Barbara; Goldschmidt, David; Krishnamoorthy, Mukkai; Turner, Wesley; Huss-Lederman, Steven; Mackellar, Bonnie; Tucker, Allen – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2018
Many computer science programs have capstone experiences or project courses that allow students to integrate knowledge from the full breadth of their major. Such capstone projects may be student-designed, instructor-designed, designed in conjunction with outside companies, or integrated with ongoing free and open source (FOSS) projects. The…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Open Source Technology, Computer Software, Social Values
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Rosson, Mary Beth; Carroll, John M.; Sinha, Hansa – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
Researchers have been working to understand the factors that may be contributing to low rates of participation by women and other minorities in the computer and information sciences (CIS). We describe a multivariate investigation of male and female university students' orientation to CIS careers. We focus on the roles of "self-efficacy"…
Descriptors: Careers, Social Support Groups, Career Planning, Females
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Russell, Ingrid; Markov, Zdravko; Neller, Todd; Coleman, Susan – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
Our approach to teaching introductory artificial intelligence (AI) unifies its diverse core topics through a theme of machine learning, and emphasizes how AI relates more broadly with computer science. Our work, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, involves the development, implementation, and testing of a suite of projects that…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Computer Science, Teaching Methods
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Walker, Henry M.; Kelemen, Charles – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
This article explores the philosophy and position of the discipline of computer science within the liberal arts, based upon a discussion of the nature of computer science and a review of the characteristics of the liberal arts. A liberal arts environment provides important opportunities for undergraduate programs, but also presents important…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Computer Science Education, Intellectual Disciplines