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Submitted by ajalon on 10 December 2009 - 4:47pm
This week — December 7 to December 12 — is “Computer Science Education Week”. This week recognizes the central role that computing plays in today’s society and the need to introduce and expose students to opportunities available in learning and practicing Computer Science.
From the ofﬁcial ACM press release:
ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the Anita Borg Institute, the National Science Foundation, Google, Inc., Intel, and Microsoft. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution creating CSEdWeek, which was introduced by Congressmen Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Jared Polis (D-CO).CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by
Algorithm Visualizations can be invaluable in teaching fundamental concepts of computing to students at all levels. We encourage you to browse our catalog for visualizations to use in your teachings, or to discuss AVs and all things related to CS education in the forums. You can also ﬁnd a great collection of curriculum guides and other education resources at the CSEdWeek central hub, http://www.csedweek.org/.
Submitted by tgm on 11 November 2009 - 2:54pm
UPDATE: SIGCSE accepted our video! We’ve updated the video with captions.
We recently submitted our video “Issues in Algorithm Visualization” to the SIGCSE 2010 Video Exhibition. It illustrates many of the barriers instructors say they encounter when trying to use an AV in the classroom for the ﬁrst time. It also presents some of the problems faced by AV developers. A brief introduction to the AlgoViz Portal appears at the end. We hope that the SIGCSE Video Review Committee (and you!) enjoys the video’s camp and kitsch.
Submitted by ajalon on 3 July 2009 - 2:16pm
UPDATE: Site updates were successful. Thank you for your patience. We are planning to take the site ofﬂine on Monday, 6 July 2009 at 9AM EST, to install a number of security updates on the server. The site should be back online by 11AM EST.
Submitted by ajalon on 16 June 2009 - 2:14pm
A major complaint of instructors is that they cannot determine which AVs are worth using in their classes. We hope to encourage greater AV through the AlgoViz Awards. The Awards process will showcase a collection of high-quality AVs, as determined by the user community. We are still ﬁnalizing the details of the nomination and voting processes, so if you have some ideas, come on over to the forums to join the discussion.