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CIPS SK Regina Dec 7 Luncheon: "Thinking Critically about Computer Science Education"
Wed, 12/07/2016
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Start: 11:30 am - Registration and Buffet Lunch, Noon - Presentation
End: 1:00 pm
Topic: Thinking Critically about Computer Science Education
Computer Science Education Week is once again upon us, this year it is celebrated December 5-11, 2016. The message, again, is that learning computer programming is important for everyone to participate in the current and future economy. No doubt that understanding the basics of computer programming can help to create an engaged citizenry, but do we all need to become IT Professionals?  For those who wish to become IT Professionals, is computer programming enough? How should they learn (and we teach them) to think critically about the impacts of the IT systems they might create? Some current examples include the emergence of fake news and the Phoenix payroll system. Please come ready to share your comments and questions.
Daryl H. Hepting, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Regina
Daryl Hepting is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and an associate member of the Department of Film at the University of Regina.  His research is focused on the development of tools to help people deal with and navigate complex information spaces, in application areas as diverse as environmental decision support, eyewitness identification, and multimedia composition. His work seeks to augment human abilities to embrace diversity.
David Gerhard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Regina
David Gerhard is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina, and a key member of the emerging Creative Technologies program. His award  winning research and teaching focuses on Physical Computing, Usability and Accessibility, Computational Music and Audio, Multimedia, Pattern Classification, and Artificial Intelligence.

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