Event Information:

  • Tue

    Mark Guzdial: Computing Education as a Foundation for 21st Century Literacy

    11:30 amSpace 2435


    When and where: 2/5 @11:30 AM, North Quad, Space 2435 (add to calendar)

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    Abstract: Teaching programming as a way to express ideas, communicate with others, and understand our world is one of the oldest goals for computing education. The inventor of the term "computer science'' saw it as the third leg of STEM literacy. In this talk, I lay out the history of the idea of universal computational literacy and describe what it will take to get there.

    Bio: Mark Guzdial is a first-year Professor in CSE and in Engineering Education Research. He studies how people come to understand computing and how we can make that process more effective. He is an ACM Fellow and will be receiving the 2019 ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to CS Education Award.