Computing is not a spectator sport

  • This talk will describe My Digital Life (TU100), a distance learning module that introduces computer science through immediate engagement with ubiquitous computing (ubicomp). This talk will describe some of the principles and concepts we have adopted for this modern computing introduction: the idea of the ‘informed digital citizen’; engagement through narrative; playful pedagogy; making the power of ubicomp available to novices; setting technical skills in real contexts. It will also trace how the pedagogy is informed by experiences and research in Computer Science education.

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Author:Marian Petre
ISSN:1868-0844 (print)
ISSN:2191-1940 (online)
Parent Title (German):Commentarii informaticae didacticae : (CID)
Subtitle (German):rethinking how we introduce our discipline to students
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2013
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2013/04/18
First Page:155
Last Page:159
Source:HDI 2012 – Informatik für eine nachhaltige Zukunft : 5. Fachtagung Hochschuldidaktik der Informatik ; 06.–07. November 2012, Universität Hamburg / Forbrig, Rick, Schmolitzky (Hrsg.). - Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2013. - S. 155-159
RVK - Regensburg Classification:SR 910
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Informatik und Computational Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2013) 05
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht