Preliminary Conference Agenda

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Location: Siemens Mindsphere Lounge (Diamond)
The Diamond
Date: Sunday, 25/Mar/2018
9:00am - 10:30amDoctoral Colloquium, Part 1 of 4
Session Chair: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

This all-day event is by invitation only and is not open to observers.

Siemens Mindsphere Lounge (Diamond) 
11:00am - 12:30pmDoctoral Colloquium, Part 2 of 4
Session Chair: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

This all-day event is by invitation only and is not open to observers.

Siemens Mindsphere Lounge (Diamond) 
1:30pm - 3:30pmDoctoral Colloquium, Part 3 of 4
Session Chair: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

This all-day event is by invitation only and is not open to observers.

Siemens Mindsphere Lounge (Diamond) 
4:00pm - 5:30pmDoctoral Colloquium, Part 4 of 4
Session Chair: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

This all-day event is by invitation only and is not open to observers.

Siemens Mindsphere Lounge (Diamond) 
Date: Tuesday, 27/Mar/2018
11:00am - 12:30pmSIE #7: Computational Thinking at the iSchools: Why Bother?
Session Chair: Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland
Siemens Mindsphere Lounge (Diamond) 
 

Computational Thinking at the iSchools: Why Bother?

Mega Subramaniam, Hai Hong, Marijke Visser, Melissa Johnston, Colette Drouillard, Stephanie Long-Murphy

One of the challenges of the digital world is developing a workforce that is equipped and qualified for the current digital economy. In order to address this challenge, initiatives, such as Libraries Ready to Code, are focusing on developing computational thinking (CT) in young people. Researchers and educators from fields, such as the learning sciences, social sciences, and information sciences, are exploring how informal learning spaces such as libraries and other community spaces can be leveraged as computer science learning spaces. This Session for Interaction and Engagement will stimulate discussion on research opportunities in CT that leverage the unique strengths and interests of iSchools and roles that iSchools must play in preparing information professionals who have CT skills; resulting in concrete takeaways related to CT in iSchools such as ideas for future research, redesigned courses and curricula, and other larger initiatives.

 

 
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