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    Happy Computer Science Education Week!

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 9, 2013 10:28:36 AM

    Join us in celebrating the fourth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) December 9-15, 2013.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Hour of Code, Computer Science Education Week, CSEdWeek, Introduction to Computer Science, Programming

    Affordable Colleges Online Lists Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 9, 2013 2:37:46 PM

    Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) just released their list of the 2013 top colleges for Computer Science majors. According to ACO, “computer science programs at top schools offer tremendous breadth and depth – a wide range of course options with the ability to study at the professional level.” In addition, with tuition and fees rising, many students are considering what programs have the highest return on investment (ROI). For their methodology, ACO used:

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    Topics: Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science, Affordable Colleges Online, Dartomuth College, Stanford University, Top Computer Science Schools, University of California- Berkeley, University of California- Santa Cruz, University of Pennsylvania

    ACM Partners with Core.org to Expand Computer Science Education

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 21, 2013 12:14:33 PM

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced a partnership with Code.org to expand computer science education in K-12 education. The goal of this partnership is to provide every K-12 student with exposure as a “rigorous discipline that includes some serious exposure to programming, systems, languages, and computer architecture.”
    ACM President Vinton Cerf said, “Reforming K–12 education to incorporate serious computer science seems vital to producing an informed public that has a deeper appreciation for the power of computing than video games and social networking.” Cerf also stated that an education in computer science would better prepare students for one of the projected 1.5 million job openings in computing-related fields over the next 10 years.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Association for Computing Machinery, Introduction to Computer Science, K-12 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

    Review: Microsoft Office 2010: Productivity Strategies for Today and Tomorrow is a “thoroughly comprehensive instruction manual”

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jul 10, 2013 9:24:26 AM

    In a recent review, The Midwest Book Review calls our new Microsoft Office 2010: Productivity Strategies for Today and Tomorrow by Jean Kotsiovos, Carolyne Faddis and Loralyn Duley “ideal for use as a classroom textbook or for independent on-the-job training.”

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    Topics: Introduction to Computer Science, Review, review, Carolyne Faddis, James A. Cox, Jean Kotsiovos, Loralyn Duley, Microsoft Office, The Midwest Book Review, Microsoft Office 2010: Productivity Strategies for

    How Harvey Mudd College is Closing the Computer Science Gender Gap

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on May 8, 2013 10:59:43 AM

    Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College in Southern California, is working hard to change the stereotypes of Computer Scientists by encouraging and empowering women to believe they can succeed in the field. Since 1995, Klawe has been transforming the student population at Harvey Mudd by making computer science easier to transition into, and by creating classes and assignments that are relatable and fun, and successfully increasing the number of women majoring in computer science to 40%. How did she accomplish it? NPR recently found out.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Introduction to Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College, Maria Klawe, NPR, women in Computer Science

    Top Schools for Computer Science Majors

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Apr 24, 2013 12:38:02 PM

    According to ProfitBricks, a cloud computing company that provides high-end infrastructure as a service for companies and IT professionals, computer science education is the fastest-growing major among universities and colleges across the United States. ProfitBricks compiled a list of the top 100 schools for Computer Science based on rankings from U.S. News, College Crunch, Super Scholar, and other similar resources. Here are the top 5:

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    Topics: Computer Science, graduation, Introduction to Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, hiring, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Top Computer Science Schools, ProfitBricks, The University of Michigan's Engineering Career Re

    It’s Computer Science Education Week

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 18, 2012 8:44:10 AM

    The third annual Computer Science Education Week 2012 (CSEdWeek) is celebrated this week, December 9-15, 2012. First endorsed in 2010 by Congressmen Vernon Ehlers and Jared Polis, CSEdWeek is observed every year during the week of Grace Hopper’s birthday (born December 6, 1906), a pioneer in computer science.

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    Topics: Introduction to Computer Science, Programming, Game Development

    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

    Computer Science and Digital Arts: A Multimedia Approach

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 30, 2012 1:31:55 PM

    California Institute of the Arts in Valencia CA, is combining computer science with digital arts.  The art school will offer a two-semester digital arts program to their undergraduates starting this fall. The institute's associate dean of research and development in digital arts, Ajay Kapur, understands the importance of providing students with basic programming skills,

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    Topics: Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science, New Text, New text, CalArts, digital art, Java, java, Programming, multimedia

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