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Assessment of Learning and Technology: Computer Science Education

Assessment of Learning and Technology: Computer Science Education
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Author(s): Hillary G. Fleenor (Columbus State University, USA) and Rania Hodhod (Columbus State University, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 28
Source title: Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Victor C.X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9577-1.ch003

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Abstract

The education of a nation is a critical component of economic growth. Education is itself shaped by economic, political, historical, technological, and other cultural factors. Society today is increasingly dependent on computers and technology. However, computer science (CS) continues to be viewed as an optional specialization rather than a core subject in U.S. education. The result is that our leaders will continue to lack the necessary understanding of technology that is critical for good policy and decision making. It is time to realize the importance of including CS as part of the core curriculum and utilizing current technology to assist this mission. This chapter discusses the current state of CS education in the US and focuses on how the integration of learning theories in digital educational environments along with rigorous assessment of such environments in the academic community can provide effective learning tools for increasing the availability and effectiveness of CS education.

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