Computer Science Education Week: December 9-15, 2012

Computer Science Education Week promotes the importance of Computer Science (CS) in education, especially in K-12 education. The results of Computer Science are all around us, from the apps on our computers and mobile devices to the way we communicate electronically. Learn more about CSEdWeek at http://www.csedweek.org. More importantly if you are a student, learn […]

Bridge the Gender Gap in Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science was prominent in a discussion on national news program PBS Newshour last evening (2012-04-26). Judy Woodruff interviewed Dr. Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Klawe’s initial point is “..we get very few young women going into computer science and physics and areas of engineering. And we even know the reason why […]

Mobile Computing in Education

Mobile computing devices are popular and will become more popular. By mobile devices, I mean smart phones (such as the iPhone) and tablets (such as the iPad). Discussions about whether and how they should be used are going on in schools and businesses across the country.

Just this week, the topic came up Monday at […]

KalamazooX Xtra

The KalamazooX Conference, for advancing the “soft” skills of programmer-developers, was held Saturday, April 30, 2011, in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. This was the third year for the conference; I attended this year and the first year. Although I am not directly in the target group, I am a developer of developers as a […]

Computer Science and Technology

Four related, yet distinct, areas of technology in education are information technology, educational technology, information literacy, and computer science.

Information technology (IT) includes network and servers and computer hardware and software maintenance and repair. Educational technology applies technologies and methods to improve teaching and student learning. Information literacy is “the ability to know when there […]