Apr 012012

What about computation should we offer to – or expect from – all educated people moving out into our society? That in some sense is the question asked in this short NYT article, which sadly seems to focus a bit much on just programming in the canonical sense and less on either real problem solving or appreciation of how computation can serve as a lens through which all fields better focus their content.

The flagship unfortunately is not in that game, as College Park just adopted a new Gen Ed curriculum that omits use of the word “computer” altogether. In contrast, peer institutions nationally are moving to incorporate some aspects of computation into the core of all majors’ preparation.

 Posted by at 9:47 am on April 1, 2012