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Dunn, Deborah – Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 2005
In a tight job market, IT professionals with database experience are likely to be in great demand. Companies need database personnel who can help improve access to and security of data. The events of September 11 have increased business' awareness of the need for database security, backup, and recovery procedures. It is our responsibility to…
Descriptors: Databases, Information Technology, Computer Security, Computer Literacy
Patterson, Laurie J. – Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 2005
The number of students enrolling in computer science programs is decreasing. The number of women enrolling in computer science is also decreasing. What isn't decreasing, however, is the need by companies for their employees to enter the workforce with computer knowledge. In answer to these decreasing numbers and increasing demands, computer…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
Briner, Jack V., Jr.; Roberts, James E.; Worthy, Fred – Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 2005
Small universities do not have all of the resources that larger ones do. There are fewer computers, fewer teachers, fewer technicians and of course less money. Charleston Southern University (CSU) seeks to be one of the smallest universities to meet national accreditation standards in computer science (ABET-CAC). This presentation will provide a…
Descriptors: Computers, Computer Software, Accreditation (Institutions), Small Colleges
Pollack, Thomas A. – Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 2004
As recently as the 1999-2000 academic year, the most sought after graduates were those completing degree requirements in a wide variety of information systems based programs. Many graduates were enticed by lucrative signing bonuses as organizations prepared for the dreaded uncertainty of Y2K. Information systems and computer science programs and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Computer Science Education
Gusev, Dmitri A. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
Chess programming is an old and venerable branch of game development. In the modern computing environment, it encompasses the development of chess engines, chess user interfaces (UIs), chess tournament broadcast tools, chess databases, endgame tablebases (EGTBs) and opening books. In this paper, the author shares his multi-year experience of…
Descriptors: Games, Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming Languages
Liu, Feng; Stapleton, Colleen; Stephen, Jacqueline – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2017
The Informatics program at Mercer University is offered at four regional academic centers located throughout the state of Georgia. We serve non-traditional students who have primary responsibilities such as caring for family, working, and participating in their communities. We aim to offer availability and access to all required courses, access to…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Pilot Projects, Nontraditional Students, Information Science
Gusev, Dmitri A.; Swanson, Dewey A. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2017
Facing the need to introduce new approaches to teaching the art of programming to undergraduate Computer and Information Technology (CIT) students as part of the transition of the former Purdue College of Technology to the novel concept and status of Purdue Polytechnic, we came up with the idea of offering a pilot 300-level course entitled…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Study, Programming
Swanson, Dewey; Gusev, Dmitri A. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2017
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute was created two years ago from the former College of Technology. This was more than a name change; it represented a transformation which will have an impact not only the curriculum, but on learning, and teaching methods. Students need technical skills but they must also be able to collaborate, be problem solvers,…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Skill Development, Active Learning, Information Technology
Swanson, Dewey; Gusev, Dmitri A. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2016
Purdue Polytechnic has several locations in the state of Indiana offering students a chance to get a Purdue degree. The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department offers the CIT degree at three sites in Indiana: Anderson, Columbus and Kokomo. CIT offers several potential majors including Cybersecurity, Network Engineering, Systems…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Networks