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Computer Science (CS) seems to be one of the few remaining disciplines almost entirely dominated by men, especially among university faculty and in the hi-tech industry. This phenomenon is prevalent throughout the western world. In Israel, we observed it in high schools where only 30% of the students who choose to major in CS are women. It continues in… (More)
In this paper, we recommend using "real world" problems, instead of "toy problems", in CS1 to enhance the students' motivation.
In this paper we suggest introducing undecidability to students in relatively early stages of their studies, in a way we used succefully in recent semesters.
The Open University of Israel (OUI) is an institution of higher learning which has an open admission policy and is based primarily on distance learning. The OUI offers several Computer Science programs. In order to complete the requirements in each of the undergraduate CS programs, the students are required to take at least one workshop or seminar. The aim… (More)