Alka Harriger

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A model curriculum, such as that developed by the ACM/SIGITE Curriculum Committee (2005), has two important functions. First, it provides a base structure for newly developing programs that can use it as a platform for articulating a curriculum. Second, it offers an existing curriculum framework that can be used for validation by existing programs. The(More)
To be a successful business data processing professional, one should possess effective written and oral communication skills; therefore, any program which prepares computing students for the business world should effectively train them in this area. Of the programs that attempt to handle this situation, most merely require their students to take several(More)
During the 2008-09 school year, a group of secondary school teachers in a variety of subject areas implemented classroom lessons that employed the 3D storyboarding tool, Alice. [2] Based on feedback from multiple teachers in different subject areas, implementing Alice-based lessons appears to have a positive impact on student performance across all student(More)
Teaching students to become web developers requires a hands-on approach. Incorporating live clients into student projects, instead of using case studies or mock companies, adds a dimension that exposes students to the realities of web development. This paper will describe a structured methodology used in a web development course to build complete web sites(More)
Surprising Possibilities Imagined and Realized through Information Technology (SPIRIT) is a three-year project, funded by the National Science Foundation. [4] It includes summer professional development programs for high school teachers to learn how to integrate Alice into their classes. This paper describes our experiences with Alice adoption in various(More)
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