Computers for communication, not calculation: media as a motivation and context for learning

@article{Forte2004ComputersFC,
  title={Computers for communication, not calculation: media as a motivation and context for learning},
  author={Andrea Forte and Mark Guzdial},
  journal={37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the},
  year={2004},
  pages={10 pp.-}
}
As the skills that constitute literacy evolve to accommodate digital media, computer science education finds itself in a sorry state. While students are more in need of computational skills than ever, computer science suffers dramatically low retention rates and a declining percentage of women and minorities. Studies of the problem point to the overemphasis… CONTINUE READING

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