The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) awarded a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) to Python Programming in Context, Second Edition by Bradley Miller and David Ranum, both of Luther College.
Join us in celebrating the fourth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) December 9-15, 2013.
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.
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.
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,
John David Dionisio, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
Ray Toal, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
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