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" Key competencies " , "key skills" and " key qualifications " are buzz-words so prominently featured in contemporary scientific treatises that discussions have been prompted about an inflationary use of the terms and what they really should be taken to mean. A similar situation exists in the field of ICT and CS education: What meaning should we ascribe to… (More)
Emphasis and focussing techniques are designed to consider the importance of objects within the rendering process. Such techniques are essential in medical education and therapy planning systems. Non-photorealistic rendering techniques, such as silhouette lines, are essential in this context as they convey the shape of objects without occluding large areas.… (More)
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For classes in informatics 1 it gets more and more important to develop a sustainable curriculum because computer technology and its related items are subject to frequent changes. This leads to the problem that the content of informatics courses suffers from fast decay time. And to make things worse: What we are teaching our pupils and students is far from… (More)
Competencies in informatics have traditionally been fixed, defined, and identified either normatively by groups of experts or as derivations from educational standards of one of various external fields. This paper presents a novel approach, which is methodologically driven by Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA). My goal was to derive key competencies in… (More)
What kind of IT key qualifications do we have to teach in order to lessen the digital divide between educated and uneducated IT users, and to enable students who live in an IT-rich world to gain insights into the underlying science? In this paper we argue that key qualifications, IT skills, and IT or media literacy can not be reduced to the teaching of… (More)