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Raising the Bar for Computer Education in College - Course Technology Computing Conference

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Raising the Bar for Computer Education in College - Course Technology Computing Conference

Presenter: Ken Baldauf, Florida State University

In order for the U.S. to maintain its leadership position in the global economy, colleges must produce graduates that are innovative problem-solving entrepreneurs. Learning to apply computer and technology skills in a student's field of study empowers that student to innovate. Simply put: Knowledge + Technology = Innovation. In this presentation Ken will reveal how his program (www.pic.fsu.edu) provides Florida State University students with access to the important computer skills required to propel them to success, while also promoting computer education and computer-related research and innovations across campus, in the community, and beyond. Those who attend this presentation will learn about new computer courses that appeal to students from a variety of degree programs and will gain insight on how to increase their value and influence within their institution to become recognized for the important contribution they make to students' lives.

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  • 1. Ken Baldauf Florida State University Breakout Session 5
  • 2. raising the bar in computer ed
  • 3. PHILOSOPHY
  • 4. The PIC Vision and Mission PIC empowers all FSU students to innovate and lead in their respective fields through computing and information technologies. PIC provides an infrastructure that develops, supports, and promotes computing education across disciplines.
  • 5. applied computing
  • 6. inclusive computing
  • 7. relevant computing
  • 8. creative computing
  • 9. innovative computing
  • 10. • Competent use of a discipline-useful software package • The ability to perform simple transactions using the Web/Internet • Associated with each major is a required course(s) that provides instruction in the discipline-specific computer skills, and students passing this course(s) with a grade of “C–” or better will be considered to have completed the requirement. Computer Literacy Requirement Relevant TODAY @ FSU Accreditor Approved
  • 11. Humanities Sciences Business Information Comm Arts Math Stats Why Interdisciplinary? Because today computing expertise is embedded in all disciplines.
  • 12. Humanities Sciences Business Information Comm Arts Math Stats Why Interdisciplinary? Because we benefit from examining computing from multiple perspectives
  • 13. PIC People from Diverse Disciplines Steering Committee Faculty Teaching Assistants
  • 14. COURSES
  • 15. INNITIATIVES
  • 16. www.stackinglayers.fsu.edu
  • 17. A student organization for entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, hackers, makers, designers, and coders epic people in computing
  • 18. ePIC A student organization for entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, hackers, makers, designers, and coders epic people in computing
  • 19. CDCCoalition for DigiTech Careers connecting talented students with valuable career opportunities design  media  communication  business  IT  computer science
  • 20. CHALLENGES
  • 21. Overall PIC has been successful • Each semester over 1,000 students take tech courses they would not have otherwise taken. • Many students have been inspired to change majors to technology degrees. • We’ve created a interdisciplinary community of computing practitioners and researchers.
  • 22. Challenges • Traditional university organizational structure and funding model isn’t interdisciplinary friendly • Funding and support depends on the generosity of Deans • Difficult to grow in graduate-focused research 1 university
  • 23. Overall the benefits far outweigh the challenges.
  • 24. Questions? www.pic.fsu.edu Ken Baldauf Florida State University kbaldauf@pic.fsu.edu www.techminded.co twitter.com/kenbaldauf google.com/+KenBaldauf www.facebook.com/kbaldauf www.linkedin.com/in/kenbaldauf

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