Computational Thinking: W.T.F.?

Summary In my presentation, “Computational Thinking: What are the Fundamentals?” I give my definition of Computational Thinking and review very limited prior work (this is but one talk in a semester-long seminar about CT, in which we review much more of the literature): Paving the Way For Computational Thinking Maybe Not Everybody Should Learn to… Read the rest of this post here.

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Organizing Information: Arranging our World

Reading from Engelbart’s, Augmenting Human Intellect, for this week’s seminar, I’m reflecting on my own research group’s current thinking. Consider the following summary of a grant we were just awarded (before the shutdown!) from NSF, “In a short period of time, computerization has moved from providing a counterpoint to life, with the potential to highlight… Read the rest of this post here.

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Introduction: Mother of All Demos

Engelbart’s 1968 “Mother of all Demos” of an MVC system including real-time collaboration over a network (pre-dating the Internet) is just incredible, always an inspiring watch. I’m excited to continue our discussions in the New Media Faculty Seminar: Awakening the Digital Imagination. The very beginning included the “call and response of fantasist and engineer, philosopher… Read the rest of this post here.

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Homework 1: Elements of Computational Thinking

Assignment Description For my class this semester on Computational Thinking, (a bit more theoretical than my class last fall, which was more application-based) our first assignment was to thinking about elements I find/believe central to the definition of computational thinking. Find below my homework and the aggregated list of my classmates’ suggestions. Necessary Elements of… Read the rest of this post here.

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Interviewing and Observations

have a list of research questions on your mind, memorized, revisited, thought out, and otherwise belabored interview for 1 hour at a time (per participant) ask for permission to contact them again record audio have a clock or timer or something where you can see it discreetly consider writing a protocol that might include specific… Read the rest of this post here.

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