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    Increasing Efforts to Create Computer Science Requirements in U.S. High Schools

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 29, 2014 12:08:22 PM

    According to Code.org, the U.S. will have 1 million more computer science jobs than students with computer science degrees by 2020. Careers in these fields are increasing at twice the national average, and in some states computing jobs are growing at over four times the average. Yet, many high schools around the country do not require computer science as a requirement for math or science.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, computing, Introduction to Computer Science, U.S. News & World Report, Computer Science Education, Programming, Purdue University

    MIT’s Computer Science Department Named Most Innovative in the Country

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 17, 2014 10:08:07 AM

    As one of the fastest growing disciplines in schools around the country, the computer science revolution has made computing one of the most exciting and essential subjects to study at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, MIT, Introduction to Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Cassandra Peterson, Cassie Peterson, Columbia University, Computer Science Education, Stanford University, University of Washington

    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

    Utah Educators and Parents Urge Board of Education to Boost Students’ Exposure to Computer Science

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jul 30, 2013 2:52:02 PM

    According to a recent article in The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah’s public school system doesn’t prepare its students adequately for their future jobs and careers. In fact, they currently only ask that graduates prove they have basic office skills to create a document, build spreadsheets, and organize files.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, education, high school, learning solutions, Introduction to Computer Science, STEM, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, Utah Board of Education

    Just Published: Introduction to Web Development Using HTML 5

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Apr 29, 2013 12:02:48 PM

    Have you had difficulties finding the perfect textbook to teach HTML 5 to your students? Our newly published Introduction to Web Development Using HTML 5 offers a unique approach to understanding the core principles and applications of HTML 5.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, New Text, HTML 5, Introduction to Web Development Using HTML 5, Kris Jamsa, Web Development

    Demand Increases for Computer Science and Technology Majors

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Mar 4, 2013 9:52:07 AM

    Despite the increasing demand for technology workers, finding qualified candidates has been continuously difficult. One cause may be due to misconceptions about the field. Alberto Segre, head of the University of Iowa Computer Science Department, recently told The Daily Iowan that “Computational thinking is normally understood as thinking like a computer scientists, but it’s more than that…It’s a shame for undergraduates and graduated today without an exposure of computational thinking…there hasn’t been a field that hasn’t been used by computation.”

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, Information Technology, Iowa State University, jobs, University of Iowa, Computer Organization

    Best-Selling Computer Science Illuminated Continues to Excite & Engage Majors and Non-Majors Alike

    Posted by Lindsay White on Oct 3, 2012 9:59:44 AM

    Now in it's fifth edition, Computer Science Illuminated has surpassed its competitors as the market leading textbook for introductory computer science.  Authored by two of today's most respected computer science educators, Nell Dale and John Lewis, the Fifth Edition continues its thorough presentation of computing systems to provide computer science majors with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a comprehensive and complete introduction to computing.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, New Edition, Author, author, CS0, Introduction to Computer Science, new edition, Illuminated

    Take Control of Your Computer Organization & Architecture Course Content

    Posted by Lindsay White on Sep 21, 2012 9:46:36 AM

    Do  you prefer to customize your course content? Not a problem. Jones & Bartlett Learning PUBLISH makes it possible and easy.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, PUBLISH, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization

    Customizing Your Computer Science Curriculum Content is Now Easier Than Ever with Jones & Bartlett Learning PUBLISH

    Posted by admin on May 14, 2012 12:46:47 PM

    Perhaps you are covering JavaScript in your introduction to computer science course but you do not need an entire textbook. Or maybe you want to include a lesson on cyberethics in your information security course. The bottom line is, you know the material you want to teach, so why not customize the content to meet your exact curriculum needs?

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, Information Security, Introduction to Computer Science, PUBLISH, Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, Cyberethics, Java, java, JavaScript, Programming

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Released First-of-its-Kind Adaptive Learning Technology at SIGCSE Technical Symposium for Intro-level Computer Science Education

    Posted by admin on Mar 30, 2012 8:09:54 AM

    Jones & Bartlett Learning debuted their new, personalized adaptive learning (PAL) platform at the 43rd annual Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM SIGCSE) conference in Raleigh, NC.

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    Topics: Active Learning, Computer Science, computing, adaptive technology, SIGCSE

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