Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaching Computer Science in Tune with Times

In a recent article published here , Marty Humphrey, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Virginia, said one task for educators is to ensure that students are able to author new cloud-based applications.
"On the one hand this will not require a radical rethinking of computer science curriculum because at the core, cloud applications are based on algorithms and data structures, which have been the foundation of computer science courses since the beginning," he said by email.
"But on the other hand, cloud applications are so important that we will need to ensure that computer science students are up-to-date with the latest frameworks and data analysis tools," Humphrey said. "This can be a challenge because the field is changing so quickly."

Students in our department, have started doing cloud-based projects. Here are some of the examples
Cloud based Teaching system uses cloud resources to build system to support teaching learning process.
MarkmeLive is another cloud API based project that connects Facebook and Google maps and results in an useful application such as Alumni Maps 

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