Last week at the ACM SIGCSE conference for computer science educators, I attended both a panel and a keynote on MOOCs. The panel had CS professors from different universities and the keynote was from John Etchemendy, provost at Stanford. Here are some of the ideas put forth:
I wanted to share with you some things I learned at ACM’s SIGCSE conference. I have never been to this conference before – nor any conference for Computer Science Education. (I have attended many teachers’ conferences, and many computer science conferences, but never a computer science teachers’ conference!) 1300 people attended, from all over the world, even though ACM is an American organization. Most attendees teach at Universities, though there were also some from industry. I didn’t meet anyone who also teaches at a community college.