Encourage faculty to come to workshop!
Aaron J Reichow
reic0024 at d.umn.edu
Fri Jan 25 01:17:39 UTC 2002
I second that! As a student Squeaker, I'd love to go, but that just won't
happen. Seeing and hearing whatever I can from this would be awesome!
Aaron Reichow :: UMD ACM Pres :: http://www.d.umn.edu/~reic0024/
"if i don't stay true to live and hate, how do i differentiate
between chasing cream and chasing dreams" :: atmosphere
On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Gary McGovern wrote:
> It would really be appreciated if lectures and demos etc were recorded and transcribed
> for broad ditsribution.
> 24/01/02 21:29:48, Mark Guzdial <guzdial at cc.gatech.edu> wrote:
> >If you know a US Computer Science faculty member that you'd like to
> >introduce to Squeak, please do forward the below message to them.
> >We're all set on presenters now, and I think we're going to have a
> >really exciting workshop. We have some 15 people who've applied to
> >attend so-far, but we have space for 25 (maybe a little more, if we
> >can squeeze the budget appropriately). So please do encourage your
> >friends and acquaintances to come!
> > Mark
> >-- PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY! --
> >CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:
> >CS FACULTY AND PRESENTERS
> >WORKSHOP ON THE INTEGRATION OF MULTIMEDIA
> >CONSTRUCTION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
> >USING SQUEAK
> >ATLANTA SQUEAKEND
> >May 3-5, 2002
> >College of Computing
> >Georgia Institute of Technology
> >Building projects involving graphics, sound, music, animation, video,
> >and other forms of media can motivate computer science students,
> >particularly those who may not be excited about more traditional
> >programming projects. (Does anyone really believe that "Hello,
> >World!" is a motivating assignment?) Valued computer science
> >learning objectives can be met with multimedia assignments as well as
> >with traditional assignments. Modern hardware makes these kinds of
> >projects possible on traditional computers, and modern software like
> >Squeak makes multimedia approachable, understandable, and usable.
> >Squeak is a new cross-platform implementation of Smalltalk that
> >emphasizes multimedia and educational applications. Several
> >Squeak-using CS classes are having students tackle interesting and
> >motivating assignments like building movie editors, MP3 players,
> >personalized Web newspapers, and 3-D adventure games. The basic
> >techniques are usable in other programming platforms, but Squeak
> >provides an infrastructure that fades much of the non-relevant
> >The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education is sponsoring a workshop
> >to help CS faculty to learn about integrating multimedia construction
> >in CS courses. Speakers will include Dr. Alan Kay ("father of the
> >personal computer" and leader of the Squeak Central team with Dan
> >Ingalls) and CS faculty such as Dr. Rick Zaccone and Dr. Mark Guzdial
> >who are using Squeak to enable multimedia projects in their current
> >courses. Topics will include using multimedia projects for
> >non-majors, computer music for undergraduates, teaching software
> >engineering with Squeak projects, and digital video special effect
> >Concurrently, Stephen Pair is organizing a SqueakEnd at the same
> >place on the same weekend. The goal is to create synergy between the
> >two events. Squeakers who come for the SqueakEnd can also attend
> >workshop sessions that they're interested in, and workshop attendees
> >can hang out with the Squeakers to hear about the latest Squeak
> >FACILITIES: We'll be using two classrooms, each equipped with two
> >projectors, NT computers in the classrooms, and Ethernet connections.
> >Directly adjacent to the classrooms is a cluster of over 40
> >workstations: Pentium workstations bootable into NT or Linux, and
> >SPARC workstations running Solaris. Outside the glass walls of the
> >cluster is an open area with DHCP Ethernet connections at each table.
> >Attendees will be given a College username/password for workstation
> >and DHCP access for the weekend.
> >CALL FOR CS FACULTY ATTENDEES: We have funding for some 25 CS faculty
> >to attend the workshop. Workshop attendees will have their lodging
> >and meals covered, but are responsible for their own travel.
> >Attendees will also recieve a CD with workshop materials and a copy
> >of the textbook "Squeak: Object-oriented design with multimedia
> >applications" by Guzdial (2001) courtesy of Prentice-Hall. CS faculty
> >interested in attending the workshop should email
> >guzdial at cc.gatech.edu with a subject line of "MM-CSED: Attend"
> >Please tell us:
> >- Your name and institution (Sorry -- only US institution faculty are eligible)
> >- The course(s) you teach where you might integrate multimedia and Squeak
> >- Your email address, phone number, and fax number
> >- If you have any previous Squeak experience
> >There are limited funds available to pay travel expenses of some
> >faculty attendees. If you are interested in receiving these funds,
> >please make your argument in your application and give us an estimate
> >of your travel expenses. Our criteria in selecting faculty for
> >travel funding are:
> >- Increasing diversity in faculty attendees and in students
> >potentially being reached;
> >- Number of students potentially being reached (e.g., we will favor
> >teaching institutions over research institutions);
> >- Enthusiasm of the faculty applicants.
> >Applications will be accepted until March 1. We will inform
> >applicants of decisions by March 15.
> >CALL FOR PRESENTERS: There are still some presentation slots open.
> >If you are using Squeak in your class to integrate multimedia
> >content, or if you would like to present some multimedia programming
> >techniques that might be used in a CS class, we would welcome your
> >participation! We have funding for travel, as well as lodging and
> >meals for presenters. Please email guzdial at cc.gatech.edu with a
> >subject line of "MM-CSED: Present" Please tell us:
> >- Your name, email address, phone number, and fax number
> >- What you would like to present
> >- An estimate of your travel expenses
> >Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in
> >presenting, by February 1 at the latest, and we will get back to you
> >by Feb. 15. If you have materials that that you would like us to
> >include on a workshop/SqueakEnd CD, we will need them by April 1.
> >Hope to see you in May in Atlanta!
> >Mark Guzdial : Georgia Tech : College of Computing : Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
> >Associate Professor - Learning Sciences & Technologies.
> >Collaborative Software Lab - http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/csl/
> >(404) 894-5618 : Fax (404) 894-0673 : guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
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