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Agenda encourages and empowers computing education for sustainability

July 16, 2007


Following up on the NACCQ policy statement on computing education for sustainability, here is the agenda for achieving this vision. We hope that it is empowering and engaging. It is deliberately both top down and bottom up. It is deliberately both incremental and transformative. It is deliberately aimed at the champions and the “ordinary lecturer”. […]

New policy makes sustainability a priority for computing education

July 15, 2007


In what we think is a world first, Computing Education for Sustainability is now a  priority for NZ computing. The NACCQ represents most of New Zealand’s computing educators (all Institutes of Technology, all Polytechnics, with representation by some Universities), its conference is supported by the ACM’s SIGCSE. We are very happy to report that the […]

An Agenda for Computing Education for Sustainability

July 5, 2007


Pulling things together: here is a draft agenda for developing effective Computing Education for Sustainability (CEfS). 1.          Work with the wider computing community to envisage and articulate a role for computing and computing professionals in a sustainable future. 2.          Work with the wider computing community to articulate a discipline response to sustainability. This may take […]

Environment hardly features in dying discipline

July 3, 2007


In discussions on the British Computer Society, McBride  questions whether computer science is a dying discipline (a subsequent outcry refutes this, see Mander, but McBride’s points are still valid).  McBride sees relevance of Computer Science courses as the major problem, in essence he says the training is CS but the jobs are IT: “the gap […]

Computing for Sustainability: Low hanging curricula

July 2, 2007


In Sustainability a “Pervasive Theme” or MIC (”Missing In Curriculum”)? we looked for sustainability in the computing curricula but didn’t find any there. Clearly it should be (well we think so). If the high hanging fruit is paradigm change (ala Blevis), and medium hanging fruit is cross curricula integration (upscaling rethinking school lunch) and courses […]