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Colloquium on Computer Science Pedagogy

Growing out of an internal discussion among the teaching-track faculty, we are pleased to inaugurate the Colloquium on CS Pedagogy.

The goal of the Colloquium on CS Pedagogy is to encourage presentations on and discussions of teaching, learning, and technological issues related to computer science education. Presentations involving cognitive, behaviorial and social aspects of learning are also encouraged.

All SCS faculty are welcome.

Spring 2009 schedule

The colloquia will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 3:00p-4:00p in 3305 Newell-Simon Hall unless otherwise noted.

The Spring 2009 schedule has not been finalized. If you have a suggestion for a topic or speaker or if would like to present, please contact our event chairperson, Ananda Gunawardena guna@cs.cmu.edu.

Thursday
Feb 26, 2009
Matt Jadud, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Allegheny College
"Exploring the Behavior of Novice Programmers"
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Tuesday
March 31, 2009
Luis von Ahn, Assistant Professor and winner of the "Herbert A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching", Carnegie Mellon
"Teaching Shenanigans"
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Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
David Klappholz, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology and Co-Director of the NJ Center for Software Engineering
"Recruiting Young Women into, and Retaining Them in Computing Majors: A High School and College Level Initiative (ACM-W Project) Based Upon a 35-Year Psychological Study"
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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
Stella Yu, Assistant Professor at Boston College and winner of the NSF CAREER award in 2007
"Art and Vision: Scene Layout from Pictorial Cues"
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Fall 2008 schedule

Nov 11, 2008Candace Thille, Director, Open Learning Initiative
"Using Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Other Technologies to Foster Learning"
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Nov 04, 2008Talk postponed until Spring '09 Semester
Luis von Ahn, Assistant Professor
Sep 30, 2008Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson Professor of Computer Science and Carnegie Mellon University Professor
"Understanding Proofs"
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Fall 2007 schedule

Oct 02, 2007Peter Brusilovsky, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences and Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh
"Teaching C Programming with Web-based Personalized Tools"
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Nov 06, 2007Dr. Anne Fay, Director of Assessment, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & The Office of Technology for Education (OTE)
"Assessment-Centered Instruction: Using Assessment to Support Educational Effectiveness"
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Spring 2007 schedule

July 2007Alan Kay
A Town Hall Meeting
Video Clip #1 | Video Clip #2
May 01, 2007Richard Pattis, Associate Teaching Professor and SCS Freshman Advisor, Carnegie Mellon University
"CS-1: Forwards and Backwards"
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Apr 03, 2007Richard Scheines, Head, Department of Philosophy; Professor of Philosophy, CALD, and HCII; Carnegie Mellon University
"Online Education: Using the Computer where it Helps"
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Mar 06, 2007
WEH 7500
Richard Anderson, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
"Promoting Student Engagement with Classroom Presenter"
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Fall 2006 schedule

Nov 7, 2006Chris Stephenson, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association, ACM
"Addressing Key Concerns in K - 12 Computer Science Education"
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Oct 3, 2006POSTPONED Richard Anderson, University of Washington
Sep 26, 2006
1:30p-3:00p
WEH 4625
Tim Bell, author of "CS Unplugged", University of Canterbury
"Computer Science Unplugged"
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Sep 12, 2006David Eckhardt, Associate Teaching Professor and winner of the "Herbert A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching", Carnegie Mellon
"Looking up from the Trenches"
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Sep 19, 2006Jeannette Wing, President's Professor of Computer Science and Computer Science Department Head, Carnegie Mellon
"Computational Thinking"
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Spring 2006 schedule

May 02, 2006
12:00p-1:30p
Peter B. Henderson, Head, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Butler University
"The Role of Mathematics in Undergraduate CS & SE Education"
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Apr 13, 2006
12:00p-1:30p
NSH 1507
Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D. Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Spelman College
"C.A.R.E.: Broadening Computer and Robotics Education and Participation for Women and HBCUs"
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Apr 4, 2006POSTPONED Chris Stephenson, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association, ACM
Mar 7, 2006Gregory Kesden, Lecturer and winner of the "Herbert A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching", Carnegie Mellon
"Teaching from A Box of Chocolate"
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Feb 7, 2006Randy Pausch, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Co-Director of the Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon and Caitlin Kelleher, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon
"Alice: Making it Fun to Learn Computer Programming"
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Fall 2005 schedule

Nov 1, 2005Dr. Peter Lee, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon
"Thoughts on Introductory Computer Science Education"
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Oct 4, 2005Dr. Kenneth R. Koedinger, Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon
"Cognitive Tutors: Moving from Effective Instructional Delivery to a Platform for Educational Research"
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Sep 6, 2005POSTPONED - Gregory Kesden, Lecturer and winner of the Herbert A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching, Carnegie Mellon

 

Spring 2005 schedule

Apr 5, 2005Klaus Sutner, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Carnegie Mellon
"Turing versus Bourbaki: Teaching Mathematics to Computer Science Majors"
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Mar 1, 2005Dr. M.S. Vijay Kumar and Jeff Merriman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Open Educational Opportunity"
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Feb 1, 2005James Duesing and Jessica Hodgins
Carnegie Mellon
"Team Teaching Animation Art and Technology"

 

Fall 2004 schedule

Dec 2, 2004Michael I. Shamos, Distinguished Career Professor, ISRI, Carnegie Mellon
"Learning by Doing in the eBusiness Technology Program"
Nov 4, 2004Joel Adams, visiting faculty, Carnegie Mellon
"The Imaginary Worlds Camps: Using Story-Telling in Alice to Introduce Middle-Schoolers to Programming"
Oct 7, 2004Ananda Gunawardena, Associate Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon
"Research Directions in Tablet PC-Based Educational Technologies"

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