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When an instructor adopts teaching materials, he/she wants some measure of confidence that the resource is effective, correct, and robust. The measurement of the quality of a resource is an open problem. It is our thesis that the traditional evaluative approach to peer review is not appropriate to insure the quality of teaching materials, which are created(More)
W hen Annie Stunden came to the University of Wis-consin–Madison in 1999 as CIO, she had a vision of providing all students, faculty, and staff their own Web sites where they could store and share documents and files, a place where they could easily and intuitively collaborate with each other. Before joining UW–Madison, Stunden had been CIO at Cornell(More)
Integrating emerging technologies into the curriculum is expected in our evolving discipline, although finding the time to master these can prove difficult. Institutional expectations for scholarly achievement need not take precedence; the use of an overarching theme for a summer research experience is presented as one approach to join a group of people(More)
This paper explores various aspects of the use of laboratories in teaching Computer Science. The foIlowing six topics are discussed in detail: i scope of courses, ii relationship between lecture and lab, iii pedagogy, iv an Internet repository for laboratory materials, v institutional support and vi technology, The first three items deal with content while(More)
We describe recommendations for how to plan and develop a web-based digital library to support computer science education, i.e., the online Computer Science Teaching Center (CSTC) <www.cstc.org/~cstc>. This report details three facets: the identification of appropriate resources for inclusion in the CSTC, the review process for submissions, and the(More)
We focus on the practical issue of designing laboratory activities, concentrating on identifying key components necessary to insure quality and usefulness in the on-line SIGCSE Computing Laboratory Repository. We summarize the current capabilities and future extensions of the Repository, characterize a variety of qualities necessary and recommended for(More)
Many computer science educators are actively developing laboratory materials in support of their courses because the lab activities provide a rich learning environment. Some instructors are hesitant to pursue this type of pedagogy because of the time commitment required or because of a lack of materials to use as a starting point. This paper describes the(More)
In this demonstration, we present the features of the Computing and Information Technology Interactive Digital Educational Library project (CITIDEL). CITIDEL is being developed to bring learning resources related to computing into one open archive and search center. We will demonstrate the current status of development of CITIDEL, both in terms of(More)
and materials that can be used to enhance an existing computer laboratory with robot building facilities for teaching undergraduate AI courses. It includes information on how to outfit a lab, a syllabus for the course, and laboratory exercises and handouts. In addition to these collections, the "Computer Science Education Links" site under its Artificial(More)