This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, including PyLab. It provides students with skills that will enable them to make ...
"Keynote speaker Dr. Alec Couros took us on a journey to examine how we are currently exiting the age of personal computer and entering a new mobile reality. Emerging technologies now provide us with the tools to drastically transform our learning environments, and for the first time in history, learners now have the technical ability to learn anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. Yet, transitioning away from our industrial model of education will not be easy, and leaves us with many questions. What does it mean to be literate? How can social networks and new media be used to support student learning? How do we deal with digital identity & citizenship? This presentation outlined our new technological reality, featured examples of how social networks can transform learning environments, and guided FUSION attendees in examining the potentials and pitfalls of 21 century learning.
"Couros is a professor of educational technology and media and the Coordinator of Information and Communications Technology at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. "
Computer science can be better understood as a process of problem solving using Computers. Thus, while Computers play an important part in understanding Computer Science, the key skill of a Computer Scientist lies in the ability to solve problems using Computers
It could be tempting to reduce computational thinking to just another subject to be taught in schools. However, if we take a more aspirational viewpoint -then the interplay between humans and computers will change the behaviour of both.
A more sweeping definition of Computational Thinking would call for new skills, new ways of thinking and make a radical change to the economies who adopt these principles.
The intriguing question is:
Over the years, how will the thinking of the learners (students) evolve?
Could we end up addressing even more complex problems? i.e. Could Computer Science cause a virtuous cycle towards greater innovation if Computational thinking allows us to address increasingly complex problems over the generations?
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US doubles supercomputing power in battle against hurricanes The Verge As America braces for a rise in extreme weather patterns, including "an active or extremely active" hurricane season, NOAA has significantly boosted the power of its...