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Show Me Your Model

As far as I can tell, there are no published studies showing that version control is better than mailing files around or sticking them in shared drives. I be...
September 18, 2016

Five From ICER’16

These papers were all presented at the 12th Annual International Computing Education Research conference in Melbourne earlier this month, and give a g...
September 16, 2016

Collaborative Choral Software Exegesis

I’ve been thinking a lot about Mike Caulfield’s idea of choral explanations, the way we use Etherpad for collaborative note-taking in Software Carpentry work...
September 12, 2016

Slides for Two Talks Online

I've posted HTML slides for two upcoming talks, one on lessons learned from Software Carpentry, the other on what's missing in computing and what it...
September 10, 2016

The Discussion Book

Hot on the heels of Small Teaching (which we reviewed last week) comes Brookfield and Preskill’s The Discussion Book. Its subtitle is “50 great ways to get p...
September 10, 2016