Computer Science

activities:

Course Transformation: We are working, or have worked in the past, on more than 25 courses ranging from 1st to 4th year level. read more...

Research: The department has been conducting a variety of computer science education research studies, including studies on the use of the PeerWise collaborative multiple-choice question repository, Parson's puzzles, Just-in-Time-Teaching, and decomposition techniques in teaching proof by induction. read more...

Learning Goals Development: A comprehensive set of learning goals (both course-level and topic-level) has been developed for most 1st and 2nd year core courses. Most of these courses use LGs regularly to some extent in class (e.g., many 111 instructors now show the LGs associated with each unit as they lecture on the unit). CPSC 313 also has rough draft LGs.  Draft course-level learning goals for the new CPSC 110 and CPSC 210 have been completed. read more...
     Learning Goals Study completed (Journal of College Science Teaching, November/December 2009):
     What is the Value of Course-Specific Learning Goals?