Constructing Media as a Context for Teaching Computing and Motivating Women and Non-Majors : Inventing a new approach to computing education at Georgia Tech. Mark Guzdial College of Computing/GVU Georgia Institute of Technology. Story. Creating ubiquitous computing education
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Constructing Media as a Context for Teaching Computing andMotivating Women and Non-Majors: Inventing a new approach to computing education at Georgia Tech
College of Computing/GVU
Georgia Institute of Technology
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The author of this collage via IM as soon as she was done: “Well, I looked at last years’ collages, and I certainly can’t be beat.”
Q: What do you think about the homework galleries on theCoWeb?
Student 4: It's nice to see other people, like what they did with it… And there is no better feeling than getting something done and knowing that you've done it right.
Student 3: I don't ever look at it [the homework gallery] until after I'm done. I have a thing about not wanting to copy someone else's ideas. I just wish I had more time to play around with that and make neat effects. But JES [Jython Environment for Students---the programming environment created for this class] will be on my computer forever, so…the nice thing about this class is that you could go as deep into the homework as you wanted. So, I'd turn it [the homework assignment] in, and then me and my roommate would do more after to see what we could do with it.
Assignment: Create music by repeating and weaving nodes.
Success rates at Gainesville College before and with Media Computation class.
To get the CoWeb/Swiki software:
For more on MediaComp approach (including software and slides):