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