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Subject: [Humanist]  22.319 new on WWW: Ubiquity for 11-17 November

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 319.
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        Subject: UBIQUITY for 11-17 November

This Week in Ubiquity:
November 11 -- 17, 2008


Immersed in the Future: Randy Pausch on the Future of Education

Before he became ill, Randy Pausch spoke with Ubiquity Editor John Gehl in 2005.  The declining enrollments in computer science were already very much on his mind.   At that time, they were down 23 percent.  Pausch called this a "huge problem".  He noted that, even for those committed to teaching programming from the outset, kids programming in Alice were far more engaged than those trying to find Fibonacci numbers.   The enrollments have since declined another 25 percent and the problem is even "huger" than before.  Randy's ideas about what turns kids on are even more important today.

Peter Denning


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