Monthly Archives: February 2013

Meritocracy – Are We There Yet?

I’ve recently come across two well known individuals in the IT world who believe that the IT entrepreneurial and employment worlds are a meritocracy, that gender and race don’t matter, only the quality matters.  One of the articles is on … Continue reading

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Obtaining Ethics Approval For Research

Like most education researchers, I have had bad experiences trying to obtain Ethics approval for proposed research projects.  I’ve had a number of applications approved with only minor changes, some with major changes and a couple rejected entirely.  I’ve complained … Continue reading

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Politicians and educational reform

The president of the United States just started his second term, and Mr. Obama has spent a lot of time recently making his agenda for that term clear.  In an interesting twist for computing educators, part of what he’s mentioned … Continue reading

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What? Change the way we teach CS???

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein On a recent Saturday, I had the distinct privilege of being part of one of the workshops being offered to Chicago Public School … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word Class != IT Education

Tim Berners-Lee’s creation of the world wide web is probably the invention that ultimately created the academic discipline of information technology.  As computer networks expanded beyond niche military or academic circles, the need arose for usability, interoperability, security, scaleability, and manageability … Continue reading

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