Renaissance computing: An initiative for promoting student participation in computing

Leen Kiat Soh, Ashok Samal, Stephen Scott, Stephen Ramsay, Etsuko Moriyama, George Meyer, Brian Moore, William G. Thomas, Duane F. Shell

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Abstract

We report on a recently funded project called Renaissance Computing, an initiative for promoting student participation in computing. We propose a radical re-thinking not only of our core curriculum in CS, but of the role of CS at the university level. In our conception, "computational thinking" is neither easily separated from other endeavors nor easily balkanized into a single department. We thus imagine a CS curriculum that is inextricably linked to other domains. Our proposed initiative covers introductory, depth, and capstone courses, targeting both CS majors and minors. It is also aimed to develop interdisciplinary CS courses in sciences, engineering, arts, and humanities. Furthermore, the framework embraces collaborative learning to help improve learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781605585048
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2009 - Chattanooga, TN, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2009Mar 7 2009

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChattanooga, TN
Period3/4/093/7/09

Keywords

  • Capstone
  • Initiative
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Introductory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Soh, L. K., Samal, A., Scott, S., Ramsay, S., Moriyama, E., Meyer, G., Moore, B., Thomas, W. G., & Shell, D. F. (2009). Renaissance computing: An initiative for promoting student participation in computing. In SIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 59-63). (SIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1508865.1508885