Guzdial and Ericson win ACM Karlstrom Award
I am pleased to announce that Barbara and I have been awarded the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Education Award for 2010. The citation reads: “For their contributions to computing education, through the Media Computation (MediaComp) approach that they have created, supported, and disseminated, and its impact on broadening participation in computing.” We are deeply honored and pleased to be counted among the ranks of the past winners of the award. We are particularly pleased that we are the first pair to be given the award, and it looks like Barb is only the second woman (after Nell Dale).
Our thanks go to our collaborators, all the students who have worked with us in developing and testing our approach, all the brave teachers who gave it a shot and gave us valuable feedback, to Prentice Hall -> Pearson who published the Media Computation books (to Alan Apt who originally bought in to MediaComp, and Tracy Dunkelberger who’s supported the series), and to the National Science Foundation that has supported our work with Media Computation and now Georgia Computes!. For the award, we owe thanks to the (many!) letter writers (some of whom read this blog, so do know that we deeply appreciate your effort and support!), and most of all, to Jim Foley who championed the nomination.
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