Tag: Computer Programming

  • Never too late to learn – Looking forward to Scratch Programing course from #edX

    After teaching an introductory course in computer programming with Java a few years ago, I am expecting that using Scratch will allow the concepts of computer coding to shine through without the annoyance of typing in the code in a text editor.  I think this edX course will be so much fun – and maybe I will […]

  • Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    I was very interested in the NPR article quoted below because it answers a question I have long pondered: Why aren’t there  more female programmers? During my 10 years as an IT professional, I never played computer games for very long. Why? Because there were so many things that I could learn about and build, so playing games […]

  • Is There a Crisis in Computer-Science Education?

    Is There a Crisis in Computer-Science Education?

    I was fortunate in being able to learn Commodore Basic programming along with my children who were in grade school in the 70s.  When the Web arrived in the 90s, I took one look at HTML and javascript and thought immediately, “This looks like fun!” —  the rest is history. I hope that our schools will add computer coding back […]