CitC 02 Explorable Explanations

How code can be used to teach and delve deeply into a subject.

Folksonomies: education literacy coding


21 APR 2011

 Programming as the Fifth Discipline

Seibel: You mention four disciplines: music, graphics, mathematics, and text those are about as old as humanity. Clearly there are powerful ideas there that are independent of computers—the computer just provides a way to explore them that might be hard without the computer. Is there also a set of interesting, powerful ideas inherent in the computer? Is programming or computer science another deep discipline—a fifth area we can only do we have computers? Ingalls: Yes, I think that's wha...
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Dan Ingalls sees computer programming taught along with math, music, graphics and text, with computers bringing the other four together within it.

03 JAN 2011

 Computer Programming Brings Complex Thought to the Masses

Omni: Does that limit the number of people who can contribute, or even understand what's being done? Feynman: Or else somebody will develop a way of thinking about the problems so that we can understand them more easily. Maybe they'll just teach it earlier and earlier. You know, it's not true that what is called "abstruse" math is so difficult. Take something like computer programming, and the careful logic needed for that--the kind of thinking that mama and papa would have said was only for ...
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A half century ago, the logic required to do computer programming was considered something only professors could do, now everyone does it.


21 APR 2011

 Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Seibel , Peter (2009-09-16), Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming, Apress, Retrieved on 2011-04-21
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    03 JAN 2011

     The Smartest Man in the World

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book Chapter:  Feynman, Richard (1992), The Smartest Man in the World, Omni Publications Internation, Ltd., Retrieved on 2010-11-13