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SIGCSE
2008
ACM
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Inspiring blind high school students to pursue computer science with instant messaging chatbots
Blind students are an underrepresented group in computer science. In this paper, we describe our experience preparing and leading the computer science track at the National Federa...
Jeffrey P. Bigham, Maxwell B. Aller, Jeremy T. Bru...
SIGCSE
2008
ACM
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The mystery of "b : = (b = false)"
This paper describes some unusual patterns that emerged from a statistical analysis of the 1988 Advanced Placement Exam in Computer Science. Most multiple-choice questions on the ...
Stuart Reges
SIGCSE
2008
ACM
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CS 0.5: a better approach to introductory computer science for majors
There are often problems when students enter a course with widely different experience levels with key course topics. If the material is covered too slowly, those with greater exp...
Robert H. Sloan, Patrick Troy
SIGCSE
2008
ACM
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Computer science olympiad: exploring computer science through competition
Generating interest in specialized areas of Computer Science (CS) is one of the goals of the department of Computer and Information Science at Spelman College as with most departm...
Iretta B. C. Kearse, Charles Hardnett
SIGCSE
2008
ACM
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A case study of retention practices at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Computer science is seeing a decline in enrollment at all levels of education. One key strategy for reversing this decline is to improve methods of student retention. This paper, ...
Tanya L. Crenshaw, Erin W. Chambers, Heather Metca...
SIGCSE
2008
ACM
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Evaluating a breadth-first cs 1 for scientists
This paper presents a thorough evaluation of CS for Scientists, a CS 1 course designed to provide future scientists with an overview of the discipline. The course takes a breadth-...
Zachary Dodds, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Christine Alva...
IIE
2007
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Design and Implementation of a Logo-based Computer Graphics Course
Two years ago the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University makes a decision to design a new series of Logo-based courses which make use of the modern technology....
Pavel Boytchev
JUCS
2006
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Computer Science, Logic, Informatics Education
: Our aim is to discuss what, when and, how deep logic should be taught in the computer science education in connection with the so called "Bologna process". We survey th...
Katalin Pásztor-Varga, Magda Várter&...
ENTCS
2007
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Blues for Gary: Design Abstractions for a Jazz Improvisation Assistant
bstractions for a Jazz Improvisation Assistant Robert Keller1 Martin Hunt, Stephen Jones, David Morrison, Aaron Wolin Computer Science Harvey Mudd College Claremont, California, US...
Robert Keller, Martin Hunt, Stephen Jones, David M...
JDA
2008
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A robust randomized algorithm to perform independent tasks
The Do-All problem is about scheduling t similar and independent tasks to be performed by p processors prone to crashes. We assume that the distributed system is synchronous with ...
Bogdan S. Chlebus, Leszek Gasieniec, Dariusz R. Ko...
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