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Relevant research that contributes to the field of education research

Through collaborations between education researchers and practitioners, the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) has produced relevant research that both informs the work of CPS and contributes to the field of education research related to theory of computer science education, student learning and effective partnerships. This section provides an archive of CAFÉCS publications.

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Does a Taste of Computing Increase Computer Science Enrollment?

The Exploring Computer Science (ECS) high school curriculum is designed to foster deep engagement through equitable inquiry around computer science concepts.

    Article

Apr 2017

Pythagorean approximations for LEGO: Merging educational robot construction with programming and data analysis

This paper can be used in two ways. It can provide reference information for incorporating diagonal elements (for bracing or gear meshing) in educational robots built from standard LEGO kits.

    Article

Apr 2017

Social Justice and Equity in CS Education: Inaugural Launch of AP Computer Science Principles

The inaugural launch of the College Board's Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course coincided within the same year of the announcement of CS For All.

    Conference

Mar 2017

Educational Magic Tricks Based on Error-Detection Schemes

Magic tricks based on computer science concepts help grab student attention and can motivate them to delve more deeply.

    Conference

Jan 2017

Educational magic tricks based on error-detecting codes

Magic tricks based on discrete mathematics and computing concepts help grab student attention and can motivate them to delve more deeply.

    Conference

Sep 2016

Does a Taste of Computing increase computer science enrollment?

This study investigated the impact of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program on the likelihood that students of all races and gender would pursue further computer science coursework in high school.

    Conference

Aug 2016

Pythagorean Combinations for LEGO Robot Building

This paper provides tips for LEGO robot construction involving bracing or gear meshing along a diagonal using standard Botball kits.

    Article

Jul 2016

Assessing the Promise of the Exploring Computer Science Program

This study investigated the impact of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program on the extent to which students of all races and gender increased their interest in pursuing a computer science major.

    Article

Apr 2016

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