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Faculty Collaboration in the Evaluation of New Technology for Teaching Computer Science PROCEEDINGS

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


With the objective of updating the way an introductory programming course at our college is taught, several professors gathered to analyze the use of Phidgets as a potential technology to serve as a base for this course. Small teams were formed and different sections of the Phidgets API were assigned to each team. For a semester, weekly meetings were conducted where subsequent topics were presented and explained to the group. A Google site was created to maintain records of each meeting, keep track of the schedule and publish the material prepared for each topic. A set of videos, programming examples and presentations was prepared and made accessible for all the professors interested in the subject. In addition, the collaboration scheme that was followed proved its usefulness in evaluating technology and supporting faculty joint efforts in learning new topics.


Curlango-Rosas, C., Ibarra-Esquer, J.E., González-Ramírez, M.L., Arredondo-Acosta, L.E. & Chávez-Valenzuela, G.E. (2012). Faculty Collaboration in the Evaluation of New Technology for Teaching Computer Science. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 573-580). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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