Monthly Archives: July 2013

Running a MOOC isn’t easy

Gregor Kiczales is dealing valiantly with problems that arose in his course Introduction to Systematic Program Design on Coursera. Assessment in a MOOC is extremely difficult. Automatic assessment can check the output of a program but is useless to evaluate … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Programmable World

In the May, 2013 issue of Wired magazine, there was an article entitled “In the Programmable World, All our Objects will Act as One”.  It’s about the ubiquitous electronic devices that collect data on us and our environment in so … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity, CT, CS and STEM (oh my!)

Cybersecurity, Computational Thinking, Computer Science and STEM were the foci of SIGCT (Computing Teacher) activities at the recent ISTE Annual Conference in San Antonio, June 23-26, 2013. ISTE 2013 (The International Society for Technology in Education) had about 17,000 attendees … Continue reading

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