Teaching References and Ideas

An excellent annotated reading list

for CSE education.

The SIAM Working Group on CSE Education has released a study of model CSE programs, including Stanford, Texas-Austin, Illinois-Urbana, Purdue, ETH Zurich, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. .

Stevens Institute of Technology has an interesting intellectual-property policy for online education. The policy gives many of the rights and rewards for courses to the faculty members who develop them.

Stephen Downes has some seminar pages on "How to Create a (Dynamic) Web-Based Course." (from The Computists' Communique, 7.43, July 1997).

There are also hundreds of fully or partially on-line computer science courses, listed in the World Lecture Hall and The GlobeWide Network Academy.

But the benefits of web-based course delivery are far from clear yet, and some people believe that the trend to digital delivery is primarily driven by profit, and may result in lower quality learning.

Here is some recommended web course building software called WebCT.

Teaching tips from Berkeley.

The Shocked Science Lab has some great interactive science education demos. You can run them across the web with the Macromedia Shockwave Plug-In.

The average man with a bachelor's degree will earn an extra $1.2M more over the course of a 40-year career; the average woman will earn an extra $600K. (If the BA/BS holder is head of a family, the average boost over a high school diploma is $1.6M.) The lifetime payback for $1 spent on higher education at a public college is $35 for a man and $18 for a woman; for a private college, $14 for a man and $7 for a woman. These numbers have been fairly constant over the past 30 years. See for analyses of higher education enrollment and financial statistics. [The Mortenson Research Seminar on Public Policy Analysis of Opportunity for Postsecondary Education. CRA Bulletin, 19Apr01.] [From Kenneth Laws' Computists Weekly 11.14]

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