Bringing Industry into the Classroom

I’ve had a number of interesting conversations in the last week or so with people about the value of bringing industry experience into teaching important computer science concepts. Some of the people I have talked to have been people who have moved from industry jobs into teaching. Others have been students of such people. One…

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A Reply to an Interesting Comment – More on a first programming language

Tom Hoffman wrote a long and very interesting reply to my previous post for which I am very grateful. He makes some thought provoking statements and I like having my thought provoked. I was going to reply in an additional comment but things got really long so I decided that a new post (this one)…

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Picking the First Programming Language

A recurring question in computer science education at all levels is what language should be taught first. The discussions on this issue at Slashdot, where the issue comes up about once a year as far as I can tell, are legendary. There are various arguments that are used: It should be a language used in industry…

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Controversy in the Education Blogosphere

Last week I wrote about a K12 Educational Conference that is taking place online this week. Little did I know that there was going to be some controversy involved. I should have expected it though because just about everything involving education seems to develop into controversy these days. So what is going on? Well it…


An Online Education Conference

There is an interesting education going on. Most of the main events are next week but the keynote by David Warwick took place earlier this week. What makes this conference different is that it is all taking place online at http://k12onlineconference.org/ and it involves top educational bloggers from around the world. An international conference with no…

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How to answer a coding question on a test

Diane Curtis who works with college students wrote a great blog last week about answering an interview question that asks a candidate to write some code. This is a fairly typical sort of question that people are asked when interviewing for technical/programming jobs. As I read her post it I realized that the same steps…


National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. A joint program between Microsoft and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a campaign to help increase Internet security. This month there will be conferences and workshops in cities across the United States. You can find out more at this web site. If…


A List of Education and Tech Ed Blogs

For no better reason than to share a look at what it out there is the way of blogs about education and education technology and perhaps give some of these blogs some general “link love” I decided to share the list of blogs in my RSS reader (I use RSS Bandit) under the Education category. Some are…

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