[SIGCIS-Members] Importance of history to practitioners
dave.walden.family at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 08:19:19 PST 2016
I don't remember if the following has been mentioned on this list or not.
If it is unlikely that a university course of study for computer science
will be changed to include history, I wonder if some computing history
could be done in informal intersession courses (e.g.,
http://web.mit.edu/IAP/) or through a lunch-hour seminar series. Also,
in these days of on-line video courses, maybe one initial computing
history course could be developed that is then available to students
everywhere; no doubt such videos already exist. If there were a list of
the good ones by topic, perhaps the professor for a particular technical
course could refer the students to the relevant video in case the
students want to watch it.
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