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    Happy Computer Science Education Week!

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 8, 2014 9:25:35 AM

    Join us in celebrating the fifth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEDWeek) December 8-14, 2014.

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    Topics: computing, Hour of Code, Computer Science Education Week, Computing in the Core, CSEdWeek, Grace Murray Hopper, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

    Donation from Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Baller Allows Harvard to Expand Computer Science Program

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 25, 2014 10:29:15 PM

    Keeping on trend with most universities and colleges around the country, demand for computer science courses at Harvard University has been increasing exponentially over the past few years. To keep up with the demand for its fastest growing major, Harvard will increase computer science faculty by 50 percent thanks to a gift from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp’s biggest shareholder and former CEO. Ballmer’s donation will allow Harvard to hire 12 new instructors, bringing the size of the computer science faculty to 36.

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    Topics: Harvard University, Introduction to Computer Science, Bloomberg.com, Computer Science Education, Drew Faust, Programming, Yale University

    Is the “Geek” Label Alienating Women in Computer Science?

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 19, 2014 11:59:03 AM

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for all 12 major Computer Science and Information Technology Occupations will increase by 13-37%, most of which is much faster than the national average. Yet, while the field is growing and overall enrollment is up at most major universities, only about 18% of computer science and engineering majors are women. Why is that?

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, higher education, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Geeks, MentorNet, Million Women Mentors, STEM, Tricia Barry, FabFems, Geek Bus, Washington Post, We the Geeks, White House, women in Computer Science

    Code.org Launches New Campaign to Introduce 100 Million Students to Coding in One Year

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Nov 6, 2014 12:24:50 PM

    Code.org launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last month with the goal of providing 100 million students worldwide with the opportunity to study computer science for one hour every day. The project, called An Hour of Code For Every Student, needs  $5,000,000 in order to accomplish this goal, and Code.org plans to match every donation dollar for dollar, up to $2,500,000.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Hour of Code, An Hour of Code for Every Student, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

    Which IT profession is right for you?

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 28, 2014 9:43:56 AM

    The IT sector offers an unusually wide and varied job range, which can suit people with different personalities, preferences and technical skills. In order to make the right decisions when setting up your IT career path, it's essential to have an idea about what various jobs entail and which of them will be demanded in the future. Here's a selection of the most interesting and profitable careers in IT.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, IT, Computer Science Education, IT Professions

    Now Available: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Comprehensive, Sixth Edition

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 15, 2014 1:37:33 PM

    Are you looking for a new way to engage and compel students in C++? Award-winning duo, Nell Dale and Chip Weems, offers the clearest and most comprehensive introductory C++ text with Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Comprehensive, Sixth Edition. With a student-centered, pragmatic, and hands-on approach, the text makes even the most difficult concepts in computer science programming accessible to all students. Comprehensive and student-friendly, Programming and Problem Solving with C++, Sixth Edition is the definitive text for introductory computer science programming courses.

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    Topics: Nell Dale, New Edition, eLearning, Introduction to Computer Science, navigate, Navigate, Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming and Problem Solving with C++

    Open Source Software Hopes to Benefit Humanity

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 8, 2014 11:05:35 AM

    Research has started to provide strong evidence that students who find meaning and significance in their studies are more engaged and driven to master the material at hand. Students participating in the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS), also known as Software for Humanity, can attest to that theory firsthand.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, HFOSS, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Softare, Software for Humanity

    Proposed California Bill Would Allow Computer Science Classes to Fulfill Undergrad Math Requirements

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 25, 2014 4:02:24 PM

    By 2018, 1.1 million Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs will need to be filled in California, nearly half of which will be computing related. With Computer Science becoming increasingly important in many industries, one California lawmaker is trying to help high school students better prepare for their future success.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Introduction to Computer Science, Alex Padilla, California State University, Computer Science Education, Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 1200, STEM, STEM jobs, University of California

    Introducing an All New Fourth Edition of Anderson’s Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 15, 2014 9:43:00 AM

    Are you looking for the perfect introductory Java programming text that includes free access to a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools? Look no further! The fourth edition of Julie Anderson and Hervé Franceschi’s Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access is now available.

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    Topics: New Edition, Java Illuminated, navigate, Navigate, Advantage, An Active Learning Approach, Computer Science Education, Java

    Explore the 2014 Computer Science Interactive Catalog

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Sep 2, 2014 9:17:38 AM

    Take a look at our 2014 Computer Science Interactive Catalog for a complete list of course resources, new technology, and custom print or eBook solutions. View the interactive catalog on your computer or mobile device, or download and print a copy for your reference.

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Catalog, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Architecture, Computer Ethics, Computer Science Catalog, Computer Science Education, Data Structures, databases, Enterprise Computing, Game Design, game development, Graphics Application, Introductory Computer Science, Security, Software Engineering, Theory of Computation, Computer Graphics, Networking, Programming Languages, Web Development

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