Gender and Computing
I wanted to share with you a recent episode of a regional television show.
The program Women in Science - TVO Agenda show was excellent as the panel shared their thoughts on gender differences within the secondary and post-seconday institutions. Specfically they addressed the fileds of Science, Engineering, and Computer Science.
Computer Science education is NOT just about computer programming.
Computer Science is a way of thinking about problem solving.
These problems can address the full spectrum of life including:
- entertainment (gaming)
- society and government
Computer programming skills and knowledge can be applied to any of these above disciplines and it is important to expose first year computer programming students to the potential impact of computer science across society.
Sandy Graham, a panelist from the television show will be joining our classes this Friday and I'm looking forward to the activity and classroom discussion.