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    The 2017 Computer Science Catalog is Now Available!

    Posted by amyl on Mar 28, 2017 10:10:52 AM

    See What's New for 2017

    Check out our  2017 Computer Science Catalog for new outstanding textbooks, robust student and instructor resources, and a preview of our upcoming new  Virtual Security Cloud Labs.

     

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    Topics: Computer Science Education, Nell Dale, New Edition, Android, Catalog, Computer Science Teachers Association, cybersecurity, Information Security, Introduction to Computer Science, ISSA, New Text, android app development, C++, C++ Plus 11, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, computer organization and architecture, Computer Science Education, computer science faculty, computer science textbooks, Cyberethics, Data Structures, Databases, Java, Programming, Python Programming in Context, Software Engineering, STEM, algorithms, app development, Python, virtual security, web design

    Top Ten Reasons to Adopt the New Edition of C++ Plus Data Structures

    Posted by amyl on Sep 13, 2016 10:25:23 AM

    C++ Plus Data Structures, Sixth Edition explores the specifications, applications, and implementations of abstract data types with unmatched accessibility.

    There are countless reasons to adopt the new sixth edition, but we've broken down the Top Ten Reasons:

    1. Features the Latest Software – updated with the new C++ Plus 11 features including range-based for loops and threads

    2. Current Content – Includes a new chapter on Sets, Maps, and Hashing as well as a new chapter on Trees Plus that emphasizes balancing of search trees by covering AVL Trees, Red-Black Trees, and B-Trees

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    Topics: Computer Science, Nell Dale, Navigate, C++, C++ Plus 11, Chip Weems, Computer Science Education, Data Structures, Programming, Software Engineering, Tim Richards, Trees Plus, Programming Languages

    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

    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

    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

    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++

    Overcoming Obstacles to Bring Computer Science to High Schools

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jul 24, 2014 10:48:49 AM

    Mercurynews.com reported that, much like the rest of the country, the San Francisco Bay Area needs help motivating young people to take an interest in computer science and technology. According to the nonprofit Code.org, there will be a shortage of 1 million trained computer scientists in the next decade. Yet, only 10 percent of U.S. high schools offer classes in programming.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Foundations, Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Programming

    Finding the Key to Closing the Computer Science Gender Gap

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jun 9, 2014 12:53:40 PM

    Did you know that last year, only 18.5 percent of AP Computer Science test takers were girls, while a mere 0.4 percent of females entering college intended to major in computer science. The gender gap in computer science education and careers has always existed, but now there’s a nationwide push to introduce computer science to children at a younger age and expand the interest levels of girls.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, google, Introduction to Computer Science, Bill Gates, CoderDojo NYC, Mark Zuckerberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Programming, ThoughtStem, coding, Minecraft

    Discover Navigate 2! Demo Course Available for Nell Dale's Programming and Problem Solving with C++, Comprehensive Sixth Edition

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Apr 11, 2014 10:42:53 AM

    Navigate 2 is arriving– and now you can try it! We’ve just released a course demo for Advantage Access Programming and Problem Solving with C++, Comprehensive, Sixth Edition. Inside the demo you’ll see a full interactive eBook of Programming and Problem Solving with C++, interactive Flashcards, chapter quizzes, midterm, final, and A Laboratory Course in C++, Sixth Edition.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Nell Dale, Navigate, forthcoming, C++, Demo, Programming, Programming and Problem Solving with C++, Coming Soon

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