Community-based projects for computing majors: Opportunities, challenges and best practices

Jeffrey A. Stone, Bonnie MacKellar, Elinor M. Madigan, Janice L. Pearce

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The use of community-based projects has been recognized as having pedagogical and experiential value for computing majors (e.g. [3], [4], [5], [6]). Community-based projects can be valuable learning experiences for computing majors as well as for faculty and community partners. However, these types of projects do present challenges for faculty and should be aligned with desired course outcomes. This panel will discuss the use of community-based projects from multiple perspectives. The expectation is that the panel will serve as a forum for the participants to share the opportunities, challenges, pedagogical motivations, and best practices obtained from prior experience. Exemplar projects will be highlighted. The panel also hopes the session motivates the audience to share their own experiences and sparks the interest of those faculty members who may have no prior experience with community-based projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages85-86
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2012
Event43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE'12 - Raleigh, NC, United States
Duration: Feb 29 2012Mar 3 2012

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Other

Other43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE'12
CountryUnited States
CityRaleigh, NC
Period2/29/123/3/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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