Satabdi Basu

A Conversation with Dr. Satabdi Basu

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This post features Dr. Satabdi Basu, a Senior Education Researcher at SRI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute. Dr. Basu joined SRI International in 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Computer Science (CS) with a specialization in AI for Education. At SRI, she leads projects in K-12 CS and AI education that […]

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Meet Kristina Holsapple, an Undergraduate Computer Science Major

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This post features Kristina Holsapple. Kristina is third-year undergraduate student studying Computer Science at the University of Delaware.  Kristina Holsapple (she/they) is in their third year studying Computer Science at University of Delaware (UD) where they work with Dr. Cory Bart. They graduated from a high school where, unfortunately, there were no CS courses offered. […]

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A New Model for Inclusive Computer Science Education

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Our post today is a guest post by Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D., Director, Expanding Computing Education Pathways (EPIC), The University of Texas Austin. This post originally appeared in Google’s The Keyword and is reprinted with permission. In this post, Dr. Fletcher explains the CAPE framework that she and Dr. Jayce Warner (also at the University […]

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SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2021 – See you there!

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This week’s post features Monica McGill (CEO, CSEdResearch.org) and the ongoing work at CSEdResearch.org that will be presented at the 2021 SIGCSE Technical Symposium. This year’s SIGCSE Tech Symposium will be quite different than last year’s (it will happen!) and prior years (virtual, rather than in person). But that doesn’t mean we will be less […]

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Block-based Programming in Computer Science Classrooms

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This week’s post features David Weintrop and his research on block-based programming. He shares three key points his research has discovered so far. The first time I saw Scratch, I thought, “Wow! How clever! Is this the end of missing semi-colons errors!?” It was clear to me how the shape of the blocks, their easily […]

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Longitudinal Trends in K-12 Computer Science Education Research

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In this post, Bishakha Upadhyaya provides highlights of our SIGCSE 2020 paper on trends in K-12 CS Education research (co-authored with Monica McGill and Adrienne Decker). For more details, watch her talk or read the paper.     Research in the field of Computer Science education is growing and so is the data and results obtained […]

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Computer science education still has diversity gaps

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Google’s Vice President of Education and Research, Maggie Johnson, recently published this blog on the latest Gallup poll investigating diversity gaps in computer science education. We’ve reprinted this with permission. You may also access statistics from the Gallup poll here.   Jobs in the computing field are expected to grow by 13 percent between 2016 […]

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How to Attract the Girls: Gender-specific Performance and Motivation to learn Computer Science

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In this blog post, Peter Hubwieser summarizes his work (with co-authors Elena Hubwieser and Dorothea Graswald) that was published in a 2016 journal article. Here, he highlights research exploring the importance of reaching girls earlier through motivation.   The attempt to engage more women in Computer Science (CS) has turned out to be a substantial […]

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Designing Assessments in the Age of Remote Learning

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  As we start to ramp up our blog series via CSEdResearch.org, we reached out to Miranda Parker to learn about what she’s researching these days in K-12 CS Education. Her work is both timely and…well, read on to learn more!   Currently, I’m working as a postdoctoral scholar with a team at University of […]

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Pressing Research Questions from Practitioners

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During EdCon 2019 held in Las Vegas, Chris Stephenson, Head of Computer Science Education Strategy for Google, met with a group of practitioners and policy makers to learn what research questions they would like to see answered. First, they asked the group to brainstorm questions for which they need answers and share all of their […]

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