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Zeit: Donnerstag, 30.06.2011, 16.30 Uhr Ort: AH I, Ahornstr. 55

Zeit: Donnerstag, 30.06.2011, 16.30 Uhr
Ort: AH I, Ahornstr. 55
Referent: Prof. Mark Guzdial, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)
Titel: Using Digital Media to Motivate Learning about
Computer Science
Today's students live in a world filled with digital media, from listening to music in
digital form, viewing YouTube videos, and sharing digital photographs. If we teach
computer science in terms of only numbers and words, we seem old-fashioned and
out-of-touch. Our students understand computing as being primarily about digital me-
dia. In this talk, I will present tools and technique for teaching computer science
through manipulation and creation of digital media. I will present some research re-
sults showing the effectiveness of these techniques at improving student engage-
ment and retention.
Mark Guzdial is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of
Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on learning sci-
ences and technology, specifically, computing education research. He has published
several books on the use of media as a context for learning computing. He received


Source: Ábrahám, Erika - Fachgruppe Informatik, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences