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Author Impagliazzo, J.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword History ♦ Computer science ♦ Yarn ♦ Electrical engineering computing ♦ Electrical engineering ♦ Computer science education ♦ Educational technology ♦ Hardware ♦ Humans ♦ Application software ♦ History in technology ♦ Computing history ♦ History in computing ♦ History in education
Abstract This paper brings a degree of closure to the prior works-in-progress presentations made at FIE conferences. It shows how history can improve teaching of computing courses, particularly introductory courses. The approach uses computing history as a thread throughout a course by adapting relevant historical materials to enhance course delivery. The expectation is that computing history can make a positive change in a course from one of only factual content to one containing dynamic interludes involving people, places, and events. The result is that computing courses become more interesting and can stimulate more students, particularly non-specialists, to engage in computing as their major field of study. Readers may extend this approach to other technical areas such as computer engineering and electrical engineering
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY (Impagliazzo, J.)
ISBN 0780390776
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-10-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 151.95 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library