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Interview with Mark Guzdial
Found in: Ubiquity
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 1-69
In this ninth piece to the Ubiquity symposium discussing What is computation? Alfred V. Aho shares his views about the importance of computational thinking in answering the question. --Editor
     
Software development and crunch time; and more
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Daniel Reed, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial, Ruben Ortega, Ruben Ortega, Ruben Ortega
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 10-11
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMRuben Orte...
     
An ICT research agenda, HPC and innovation, and why only the developed world lacks women in computing
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Daniel Reed, Jeannette M. Wing, Mark Guzdial, Daniel Reed, Daniel Reed, Jeannette M. Wing, Jeannette M. Wing, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:August 2009
pp. 101-104
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features 13 bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish excerpts from selected posts, plus readers' comments.
     
Simple design; research vs. teaching; and quest to learn
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Daniel Reed, Judy Robertson, Judy Robertson, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 8-9
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
Scientists, engineers, and computer science; industry and research groups
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Greg Linden, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 12-13
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
How to make progress in computing education
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Cameron Wilson, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:May 2010
pp. 35-37
Improving the research base for computing education requires securing competitive funding commitments.
     
CS woes: deadline-driven research, academic inequality
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Jeannette M. Wing, Mark Guzdial, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:December 2009
pp. 8-9
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish excerpts from selected posts.Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMJeannette M. Wi...
     
Helping Everyone Create with Computing
Found in: Tenth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5 2012)
By Mark Guzdial,Judy Kay
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. x-xi
These keynotes discuss the following: help everyone create with computing and creating and controlling personalization and privacy in pervasive digital ecosystem.
   
Computing Education: Beyond the Classroom
Found in: Computer
By Mark Guzdial,Betsy DiSalvo
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 30-31
Computing is the new literacy, and teaching computing in a world where computers are ubiquitous demands new techniques and contexts for learning. As these evolve, so too will the student profile.
   
Learning How to Prepare Computer Science High School Teachers
Found in: Computer
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 95-97
In addition to more well-trained high school computer science teachers, we need more education research that is informed by understanding how CS is taught, what the current practices are, and what's important to keep as practices change.
 
Designing Personal Robots for Education: Hardware, Software, and Curriculum
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Tucker Balch, Jay Summet, Doug Blank, Deepak Kumar, Mark Guzdial, Keith O'Hara, Daniel Walker, Monica Sweat, Gaurav Gupta, Stewart Tansley, Jared Jackson, Mansi Gupta, Marwa Nur Muhammad, Shikha Prashad, Natasha Eilbert, Ashley Gavin
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 5-9
We describe a curriculum, robot and textbook aimed at providing a new, compelling means for introducing computer science to undergraduates.
 
Introductory Computing Construct Use in an End-User Programming Community
Found in: Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, IEEE Symposium on
By Brian Dorn, Allison Elliott Tew, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:September 2007
pp. 27-32
Previous studies of end-user programmers have indicated a reliance on related examples for learning. Accordingly, we analyzed the projects contained in an online community with respect to their use of introductory computing constructs. In general, the proj...
 
Computers for Communication, Not Calculation: Media as a Motivation and Context for Learning
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Andrea Forte, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:January 2004
pp. 40096a
As the skills that constitute literacy evolve to accommodate digital media, computer science education finds itself in a sorry state. While students are more in need of computational skills than ever, computer science suffers dramatically low retention rat...
   
Introducing Testing Practices into Objects and Design Course
Found in: Software Engineering Education and Training, Conference on
By Ellen Francine Barbosa, José Carlos Maldonado, Richard LeBlanc, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:March 2003
pp. 279
Though software testing courses are commonly taught as part of Software Engineering curricula, software testing is still a challenging issue in Software Engineering education. Students frequently see testing only as something that happens at the end of the...
 
Eyes forward
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Daniel Reed, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:April 2014
pp. 10-11
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
Measuring demographics and performance in computer science education at a nationwide scale using AP CS data
Found in: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '14)
By Barbara Ericson, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 217-222
We examine the current state of computing education in the United States, in order to be able to identify problems in diversity and performance. Data on computing education are difficult to come by, since computer science courses are not tracked in US publ...
     
MOOCs need more work; so do CS graduates
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Joel C. Adams, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 18-19
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
The lure of live coding; the attraction of small data
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Mark Guzdial, Valerie Barr
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 10-11
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
Exploring hypotheses about media computation
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research (ICER '13)
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 19-26
Research in computing education has been criticized as "Marco Polo," e.g., the researchers tried something and reported what happened. Our developing field needs more hypothesis-driven and theory-driven research. We will get there by making clear our goals...
     
Success in introductory programming: what works?
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Beth Simon, Charlie McDowell, Leo Porter, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 34-36
How pair programming, peer instruction, and media computation have improved computer science education.
     
Human-centered computing: a new degree for Licklider's world
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 32-34
Combining computing and psychology, J.C.R. Licklider's prescient ideas are being applied in contemporary educational settings.
     
Encouraging IT usage in future healthcare, quality in CS education
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Jeannette M. Wing, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 14-15
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
Securing the future of computer science; reconsidering analog computing
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Daniel Reed, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 12-13
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
Expanding access to K-12 computer science education: research on the landscape of computer science professional development
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Baker Franke, Cameron Wilson, Gail Chapman, Jeanne Century, Mark Guzdial, Michael Lach, Owen Astrachan
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 541-542
This session will present the research findings to date from an 18-month study commissioned by the ACM in partnership with the National Science Foundation, Google, Computer Science Teachers Association, Microsoft, and the National Center for Woman and Info...
     
Nifty assignments
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Aditi Muralidharan, David J. Malan, Eric Roberts, John DeNero, Julie Zelenski, Kevin Wayne, Mark Guzdial, Michelle Craig, Nick Parlante
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 539-540
Every time I re-use a handout, I look it over and make a few little "improvements". I play around with code demos and entertain myself with different slide transitions. However, inevitably, I return to the conclusion that most of what my students learn in ...
     
The revolution will be televised: perspectives on massive open online education
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Fred G. Martin, Mark Guzdial, Mehran Sahami, Nick Parlante
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 457-458
Over the past two decades, numerous interventions have been conducted to inform and inspire schoolgirls into studies and a career in computing and technology. Two successful intervention of this kind have been held over a number of years, and this paper pr...
     
Rediscovering the passion, beauty, joy, and awe: making computing fun again, part 6
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Daniel D. Garcia, David J. Malan, Mark Guzdial, Valerie Barr
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 379-380
In his SIGCSE 2007 keynote, Grady Booch exhorted us to share the "passion, beauty, joy and awe" (PBJA) of computing. This led to sessions that have provided a forum for sharing: What we've done: Highlighting successful PBJA initiatives the presenters have ...
     
Workifying games: successfully engaging african american gamers with computer science
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Amy Bruckman, Betsy DiSalvo, Charles Meadows, Ken Perry, Mark Guzdial, Tom McKlin
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 317-322
We report on the implementation and evaluation of a three-year program to increase interest in studying computer science (CS) among African American male high school students. Over the course of 3 years, the Glitch Game Tester (Glitch) program employed 25 ...
     
Georgia Computes!: an alliance to broaden participation across the state of Georgia
Found in: ACM Inroads
By Barbara Ericson, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 86-89
It is predicted that the demand for workers in computing fields will continue to be high for years to come. However, some groups of people continue to be underrepresented in academic programs and careers in computing. People with disabilities form one such...
     
Levels of abstraction: pre-teens and career choices
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Judy Robertson, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 12-13
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
When Life and Learning Do Not Fit: Challenges of Workload and Communication in Introductory Computer Science Online
Found in: ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
By Amy Bruckman, Klara Benda, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 1-38
We present the results of an interview study investigating student experiences in two online introductory computer science courses. Our theoretical approach is situated at the intersection of two research traditions: distance and adult education research, ...
     
A statewide survey on computing education pathways and influences: factors in broadening participation in computing
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual international conference on International computing education research (ICER '12)
By Barbara J. Ericson, Mark Guzdial, Shelly Engelman, Tom McKlin
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 143-150
In computing education, we have only just started developing methods for accurately measuring a student's understanding of introductory computing, let alone characterizing a whole classroom, school, or university system. As part of evaluating the impact of...
     
Subgoal-labeled instructional material improves performance and transfer in learning to develop mobile applications
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual international conference on International computing education research (ICER '12)
By Lauren E. Margulieux, Mark Guzdial, Richard Catrambone
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 71-78
Mental models are mental representations of how an action changes a problem state. Creating a mental model early in the learning process is a strong predictor of success in computer science classes. One major problem in computer science education, however,...
     
Adapting the disciplinary commons model for high school teachers: improving recruitment, creating community
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual international conference on International computing education research (ICER '12)
By Briana B. Morrison, Lijun Ni, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 47-54
The Disciplinary Commons (DC) is a model of teacher professional development that encourages members of the group to reflect upon their teaching practices, develop a community, and, more broadly, to become more scholarly about their teaching. The DC involv...
     
CS and popular culture; learning from console games
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Judy Robertson, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 10-11
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
The power of computing; design guidelines in CS education
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Mark Guzdial, Daniel Reed
Issue Date:April 2012
pp. 8-9
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
Listening to linked lists: using multimedia to learn data structures (abstract only)
Found in: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '12)
By Barbara Ericson, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 663-663
Everybody teaches linked lists, with homework like implementing duplicate, weave, and reverse. When those nodes contain strings or numbers, these are pretty boring assignments. When these nodes contain music (MIDI), these operations are composing music, wh...
     
Who AM I?: understanding high school computer science teachers' professional identity
Found in: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '12)
By Lijun Ni, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 499-504
Quality computer science (CS) teachers are critical for secondary computing education. In addition to increasing the number of high school (HS) CS teachers, there is a great need for supporting those teachers to grow and stay as committed, effective teache...
     
Understanding CS1 students; defective software
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Bertrand Meyer, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 14-15
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
From idea to product: how schools of education can help CS
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Mark Guzdial, Daniel Reed
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 8-9
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMhttp://cac...
     
How CS majors select a specialization
Found in: Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '11)
By Mark Guzdial, Michael Hewner
Issue Date:August 2011
pp. 11-18
As CS becomes a larger field, many undergraduate programs are giving students greater freedom in the classes that make up their degree. This study looks at the process by which students within the CS major choose to specialize in some area. In this study w...
     
Technology for teaching the rest of us
Found in: Proceedings of the 16th annual joint conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '11)
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 2-2
The motivated student is easy to teach. You facilitate learning and get out of the way. It's much more challenging to teach the student who is less motivated, or who needs knowledge to support their main interest. Think of the graphics designer who chooses...
     
African American men constructing computing identity
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Amy Bruckman, Betsy James DiSalvo, Charles Meadows, Kenneth Perry, Mark Guzdial, Sarita Yardi, Tom McKlin
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 2967-2970
Many young African American males have a passion for video games, but they don't often translate that passion into learning about computing. Part of the problem is that they do not identify with computing as a social norm within their peer group. This disi...
     
From science to engineering
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:February 2011
pp. 37-39
Exploring the dual nature of computing education research.
     
Does contextualized computing education help?
Found in: ACM Inroads
By Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:December 2010
pp. 4-6
No summary available.
     
Security advice; malvertisements; and CS education in Qatar
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Greg Linden, Jason Hong, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:December 2010
pp. 10-11
The Communications website features more than a dozen bloggers in the The BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. Follow us on Twitter. Greg Linden discusses security advice and the cost of user effor...
     
Discovering computing: perspectives of web designers
Found in: Proceedings of the Sixth international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '10)
By Brian Dorn, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:August 2010
pp. 23-30
This paper presents findings of an exploratory, qualitative study of professional web and graphic designers who regularly write computer programs. These participants have a wide variety of educational backgrounds, including some who had a few classes in co...
     
The chaos of the internet as an external brain; and more
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Ed H. Chi, Greg Linden, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:June 2010
pp. 120-ff
The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications, we'll publish selected posts or excerpts.twitterFollow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACMGreg Linde...
     
Learning on the job: characterizing the programming knowledge and learning strategies of web designers
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Brian Dorn, Mark Guzdial
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 703-712
This paper reports on a study of professional web designers and developers. We provide a detailed characterization of their knowledge of fundamental programming concepts elicited through card sorting. Additionally, we present qualitative findings regarding...
     
How do computing faculty adopt curriculum innovations?: the story from instructors
Found in: Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10)
By Lijun Ni, Mark Guzdial, Tom McKlin
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 544-548
This paper presents the findings of an exploratory, qualitative study revealing computing instructors' experience in adopting curriculum innovations. We interviewed eight instructors a year after they attended workshops on several innovative introductory C...
     
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