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Does Computer Science Education Week Matter?

theodp (442580) writes | about a year ago

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theodp (442580) writes "Nothing gets the kids jazzed about Computer Science like a black-and-white photo of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper sitting at the console of a UNIVAC I, like the one that "graced" the home page of the website for the just-concluded Computer Science Education Week, right? And kids will no doubt be inspired by a visit to CSEdWeek's YouTube site, where the two videos posted this year have thus far generated a combined 161 views (take that, Psy!), right? With CSEdWeek partners like Google, Oracle, and Microsoft lamenting the 'tragic' state of CS education, would their efforts and dollars be better spent on other ways of bringing coding skills to the masses than on year-after-year of CSEdWeek handwaving? How about funding an online Udacity CS course for the younger set that implements some of Bret Victor's game-changing concepts?"

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