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Innovative approaches to introducing Computer Science

This pre-conference workshop will bring together instructors to discuss innovative approaches to introducing computer science using novel problem domains. The innovation may be primarily through pedagogy. For example, an instructor may use problem-based learning to build a course around real, domain-specific problems and the techniques necessary to solve them, rather than addressing a list of topics. Alternatively, a novel approach may address a new context such as the modeling and analysis of social networks. The workshop will address approaches that seek to change the culture and practice of computer science by addressing the pipeline at its early stages, specifically in introductory college courses in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and the social and natural sciences.

Travel scholarships are available for selected participants thanks to funding from the NSF.

The workshop is currently at capacity. Please contact the organizers with any questions.

Organizers
Owen Astrachan <ola at cs.duke.edu>
Jeff Forbes <forbes at cs.duke.edu>

Last updated Tue Mar 08 13:07:17 EST 2011