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Colloquium - DiGiano and Shao

Anticipating Pedagogical Challenges in Interdisciplinary Computing Experiences
SRI International
Peng Shao
Department of Computer Science

With the increasing use of computational methods in all sciences comes the need to prepare computer science students for interdisciplinary collaboration. However, there is a dearth of curriculum models for experiencing and learning about productive interdisciplinary computing. To explore the challenges, we conducted a high school bioinformatics workshop aimed at orienting students to the "soft skills" of collaborative work and evaluating the promise of wiki-like supportive technologies. The experience revealed the need to anticipate three key pedagogical concerns: personal relevance, specialization pressures, and individualization.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)