EECS Colloquium

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)
4:00 – 5:00 pm

 Youtube Webinar

Alison Clear

Eastern Institute of Technology, Auckland
SIGCSE Board Chair

Brett A. Becker

University College Dublin
SIGCSE Board Vice-Chair

Yolanda A. Rankin

Florida State University

Judy Sheard

Monash University

A panel on CS education speaks on "The Evolution of Computer Science Education: Embracing Diversity, AI, and Competency Amidst Historical Context" on 10/25/23


As computer science education undergoes transformative shifts, there is a growing emphasis on integrating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to foster a more representative and innovative global community of technologists. The rise of artificial intelligence not only introduces new tools and techniques but also demands ethical considerations, shaping curricular adaptations that prioritize societal implications alongside technical prowess. Concurrently, the movement towards competency-based learning champions the combination of knowledge skills and dispositions in context, over knowledge-based outcomes, aiming for a more rounded, applicable, and professional education. Yet, as we journey forward, it becomes crucial to root our advancements in the profound insights gained from computing history, ensuring that our educational strategies remain grounded in the rich legacies and lessons of the past.


Alison Clear is a professor at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Auckland, and is the SIGCSE Board Chair. Brett A. Becker is a professor at University College Dublin and is the SIGCSE Board Vice-Chair. Yolanda A. Rankin is a professor at Florida State University and at-large member of the SIGCSE Board. Judy Sheard is a professor at Monash University and an at-large member of the SIGCSE Board.

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