Teaching computer science: Experiences from four continents
1996 (English)In: ACM SIGCSE Symposium, Philadelphia, USA, 1996Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we compare and contrast computer science curricula in four universities in four different countries (and continents): Australia; Israel; South Africa and Sweden. Uppsala University in Sweden is a European university founded in 1477 with a long history of tradition. The University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and Deakin University in Australia evolved from 'Schools of Mines' (technical schools) in 1922 and 1977 re-spectively and have their roots in the British aca-demic sys-tem. The Open University of Israel, established in 1974 by the Ministry of Education, began teaching in 1976. As new universities, Deakin University and the Open University of Israel sought to fill needs not met by existing universities, so both have con-centrated on dis-tance learning (off-campus) programs. For similar reasons, Deakin University and the Open University of Israel also provide special non-degree short courses and programs. We refer to under-graduate and graduate studies and consider degree requirements, methods of delivery, assessment, and costs. We also briefly mention such issues as programming languages and the development and evolution of programs of study and of individual courses in the four universities.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-40511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-40511DiVA: diva2:68412