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Editorial: Computational Tools for Computing Education

Editorial: Computational Tools for Computing Education Editorial: Computational Tools for Computing Education JOSH TENENBERG, University of Washington ROBERT MCCARTNEY, University of Connecticut The goal of this editorial is to both encourage authors to continue to submit articles describing computational tools for computing education to TOCE, and to make explicit our expectations as the editors of TOCE for what makes a good œtools  article. We elaborate three key criteria, and provide examples from previous TOCE papers that satisfy these criteria: 1) establish that the tool is related essentially to computing education, 2) make explicit claims about the impact of the tool on learning, and 3) evidence these claims through actual use. Categories and Subject Descriptors: K.3.2 [Computers and Education]: Computer and Information Science Education ”Curriculum; computer science education General Terms: Human Factors Additional Key Words and Phrases: Computational tools, evaluation ACM Reference Format: Tenenberg, J. and McCartney, R. 2011. Editorial: Computational tools for computing education. ACM Trans. Comput. Educ. 11, 4, Article 21 (November 2011), 4 pages. DOI = 10.1145/2048931.2048932 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2048931.2048932 There is a long history of the use of computational tools in education in virtually every domain. Within computing education, computers serve not just as tools that facilitate the learning of domain knowledge, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) Association for Computing Machinery

Editorial: Computational Tools for Computing Education

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1946-6226
DOI
10.1145/2048931.2048932
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Abstract

Editorial: Computational Tools for Computing Education JOSH TENENBERG, University of Washington ROBERT MCCARTNEY, University of Connecticut The goal of this editorial is to both encourage authors to continue to submit articles describing computational tools for computing education to TOCE, and to make explicit our expectations as the editors of TOCE for what makes a good œtools  article. We elaborate three key criteria, and provide examples from previous TOCE papers that satisfy these criteria: 1) establish that the tool is related essentially to computing education, 2) make explicit claims about the impact of the tool on learning, and 3) evidence these claims through actual use. Categories and Subject Descriptors: K.3.2 [Computers and Education]: Computer and Information Science Education ”Curriculum; computer science education General Terms: Human Factors Additional Key Words and Phrases: Computational tools, evaluation ACM Reference Format: Tenenberg, J. and McCartney, R. 2011. Editorial: Computational tools for computing education. ACM Trans. Comput. Educ. 11, 4, Article 21 (November 2011), 4 pages. DOI = 10.1145/2048931.2048932 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2048931.2048932 There is a long history of the use of computational tools in education in virtually every domain. Within computing education, computers serve not just as tools that facilitate the learning of domain knowledge,

Journal

ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: Nov 1, 2011

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