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Crafting the Future of Computing Education in CC2020: A Workshop

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

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Crafting the Future of Computing Education in CC2020

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Software Engineering Division and Computing and Information Technology

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Stephen T Frezza Gannon University Orcid 16x16

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Deacon Steve Frezza, PSEM is a professor of Software Engineering and chair of the Computer and Information Science department at Gannon University in Erie, PA. His research interests include Global Software Engineering, Affective Domain Learning, Engineering Education Research, as well as Philosophy of Engineering and Engineering Education. He is regularly involved in supporting the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as projects that serve the regional community. He is an active member and volunteer for both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has published numerous conference papers and journal articles on innovations in Software Engineering curriculum development and Philosophy of Engineering & Computing.

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Arnold Neville Pears Uppsala University Orcid 16x16

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Arnold Pears received his BSc(Hons) in 1986 and PhD in 1994, both
from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
He occupied positions as lecturer and senior lecturer at La Trobe
University between 1991 and 1998. In 1999 he was appointed as senior lecturer at
Uppsala University, Sweden. He was awarded the Uppsala University Pedagogy
Prize in 2008, and appointed as Associate Professor of Computing
Education Research in May 2011. Roles at Uppsala University
include appointment to the University Academic Senate,
Programme Director for the IT Engineering programme, member
of the selection committee for the Uppsala University Pedgogy prize
and as member of the educational advisory board of the
Faculty of Technology and Natural Sciences.

He has a strong interest in teaching and
learning research in computer science and engineering, and leads the UpCERG
research group in computing and engineering education research at Uppsala University.
He has published more than 40 articles in the area internationally,
and is well known as a computing education
researcher through his professional activities in the ACM, and IEEE.
In the IEEE he serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer
Society, where he is active in the Education Activities Board, serving also on
the steering committee of the Frontiers in Education Conference and as Chair of
the newly established Special Technical Community (STC) for Education.
In addition he is a Director of CeTUSS (The Swedish National Center for
Pedagogical Development of Technology Education in a Societal and
Student Oriented Context, and the IEEE Education Society Nordic
He as a reviewer for a number of major journals and conferences, including
the Computer Science Education Journal (Taylor and Francis),
and Koli Calling International Computer Science Education conferences.

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Marisa Exter Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Marisa Exter is an Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the College of Education at Purdue University. She holds a BS and MS in Computer Science, and has served as software developer, designer, and project manager both in industry and higher education.

Dr. Exter’s research aims to provide recommendations to improve or enhance university-level design and technology programs (such as Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, and Instructional Design). Some of her previous research has focused on software designers’ on-the-job skills and knowledge, their formal and non-formal educational experiences, and use of precedent materials. These studies have highlighted the importance of cross-disciplinary skills and student engagement in large-scale, real-world projects.

Dr. Exter currently leads an effort to evaluate a new multidisciplinary degree program which provides both liberal arts and technical content through competency-based experiential learning.

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Barry M. Lunt Brigham Young University

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Dr. Barry Lunt has taught electronics engineering technology and information technology at Brigham Young University since 1993 where he now serves as full professor and Director of the School of Technology. He has also taught electronics at Utah State University and Snow College. Prior to his work in academics he worked for seven years as a design engineer for IBM in Tucson, AZ. He has consulted for several companies and has worked summer internships for Bell Labs (now Lucent Technologies), Larson - Davis (Utah), IBM (Vermont), and Micron Technologies (Utah and Idaho). His research areas are permanent digital data storage and engineering/computing education.
Dr. Lunt is the author of "Electronic Physical Design" (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004) and “The Marvels of Modern Electronics” (Dover, 2013) and has produced more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of electronic physical design, engineering education, and permanent data storage. He has seven U.S. patents and 20 more applied for. He was the chair of the committee that wrote the IT 2008 Model Curriculum, and a member of the task force that wrote the IT 2017 Model Curriculum. He was a member of the task force that wrote the CC2005 document, and is a member of the task force working on the 2020 update to that document.

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A consortium of national and international computing and engineering organizations are currently developing a new set of curricular resources titled 'Computing Curricula 2020' (CC2020). This project, based on its predecessor CC2005, aims to reflect the state-of-the-art in computing education and practice as well as provide insights into the future of the computing educational field for the 2020's and beyond.

This workshop provides an overview of the CC2005 and related reports and links them to the transition into the CC2020 project. It also provides participants with a unique opportunity to collaborate with members of the CC2020 task force and contribute to the development of the resources the project will deliver. The workshop authors and participants will engage in activities to help define how Computing is defined within the project and discuss how to extend its influence in global undergraduate computing education for the future. The authors anticipate full audience involvement and participation in formulating this vision.

Frezza, S. T., & Pears, A. N., & Exter, M., & Lunt, B. M. (2018, June), Crafting the Future of Computing Education in CC2020: A Workshop Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30230

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