Multimedia for Computer Science: from CS0/CS1 to Grades 7-12
Glenn Blank, William Pottenger, Shreeram Sahasrabudhe, Shenzhi Li, Fang Wei, Henry Odi, Lehigh University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The pipeline for women and minorities entering CS/IT is shrinking. Using a combination of multimedia e-learning and mentoring, we seek to widen the pipeline in both first year college courses and grades 7-12. For CS0/CS1, we are developing multimedia that complements a new textbook. For grades 7-12, we plan to establish outreach teams consisting of undergraduate and graduate student Teaching Fellows, teachers and administrators, faculty members, and industry professionals. Two outreach teams will adapt multimedia designed for CS0/CS1 for use in grades 7-12. Preliminary results show that the multimedia promotes learning of Java programming "objects first," for both undergraduates and high school students. One outreach team will adapt these Java materials for use in a high school. Another team will adapt multimedia introducing the field of CS for use in a middle school, seeking to clear up common misconceptions and start learning about universal, virtual and actual machines.
Blank, G., Pottenger, W., Sahasrabudhe, S., Li, S., Wei, F. & Odi, H. (2003). Multimedia for Computer Science: from CS0/CS1 to Grades 7-12. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2903-2906). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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