Social networks generate interest in computer science

@inproceedings{Alt2006SocialNG,
  title={Social networks generate interest in computer science},
  author={Casey Alt and Owen L. Astrachan and Jeffrey Forbes and Richard Lucic and Susan H. Rodger},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2006}
}
For forty years programming has been the foundation of introductory computer science. Despite exponential increases in computational power during this period, examples used in introductory courses have remained largely unchanged. The incredible growth in statistics courses at all levels, in contrast with the decline of students taking computer science courses, points to the potential for introducing computer science at many levels without emphasizing the process of programming: leverage the… CONTINUE READING
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