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Thoughts on the future of computing. Professor Richard Anderson Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Washington Seattle, Washington, USA July 27, 2007. My background. Professor of Computer Science at University of Washington in Seattle On the faculty since 1986

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Thoughts on the future of computing

Professor Richard Anderson

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington, USA

July 27, 2007


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My background

  • Professor of Computer Science at University of Washington in Seattle

  • On the faculty since 1986

  • Professional Interests

    • Educational Technology

    • Distance Learning

    • Pen Based Computing

    • Technology for the Developing World

    • Computer Science Education


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Seattle, Washington

Seattle


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Connections with Eritrea

  • Personal ties to Eritrean community in Seattle

  • University sponsored visit to Asmara in 2001

  • Participation in Eritrean community events


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Research Projects

  • Tablet PCs in the Classroom

    • Tablet PC Presentation System

    • Classroom Interaction – student communication with Tablet PCs

  • Distance Education

    • Synchronous distance education

    • Tutored Video Instruction


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Classroom Presenter as a distributed application

  • Designed as distributed application for distance learning

  • Enables many scenarios

    • Mobility

      • Walking and talking

    • Sharing materials with students

      • Note taking

    • Classroom interaction

      • Student submissions


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Classroom Presenter


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Draw a picture of something from Eritrea


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What computer languages do you use in your work?

  • What is your favorite language?


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Classroom goals

  • Encourage students to contribute in multiple ways

  • Promote engagement in the class

    • Interest

    • Alertness

  • Assess student understanding

  • Identify misunderstandings


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Tutored Video Instruction

  • Base course on facilitated use of recorded materials

  • Materials recorded from a live class

  • Facilitator guides discussion around materials

  • Recent offering

    • UW Algorithms class with a University in Beijing


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Thoughts on the Future of Computing


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PC Trends


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Google vs. Microsoft


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Ubiquitous Computing

  • Move to handheld devices driven by cell phones


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Social Computing


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What are the important new areas


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Security


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Data Centric Computing


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Human Centric Computing


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Applications

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Computer Vision


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Why I am in Eritrea

  • Digital StudyHall project

  • Facilitated video instruction for education

  • Video record lessons

    • Show with tutors at remote sites

  • Key technologies

    • Digital Video, Multimedia Database, DVD distribution and replay


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Contact Information

www.cs.washington.edu/homes/anderson

For more information, contact

Richard Anderson

anderson@cs.washington.edu


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