About Guzdial’s Computing Education Research Blog

Computing Education Research is about how people come to understanding computing, and how we can facilitate that understanding.  I am Mark Guzdial, a professor at the University of Michigan in Computer Science & Engineering and Director of the Program for Computing in the Arts and Sciences. I have appointments in Education, Engineering Education Research, and Information.  I am a researcher in computing education.  See more about me at http://guzdial.engin.umich.edu and my work at http://www.mediacomputation.org.

I have written over 2,500 blog posts about Computing Education: What it is, and what some of the research questions are in Computing Education.

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  • 1. Arjun Nayini  |  January 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Professor Guzdial,

    I just wanted to write to say that I am really enjoying your blog. I’m a freshman studying Computer Science at the University of Illinois and I am very much interested in education as well. I’ve done previous work with One Laptop Per Child and am very interested in free distance education and developmental projects in other countries. I’ve only recently subscribed to your blog and my only regret is that I hadn’t done so earlier.

    Thank You,
    -Arjun Nayini
    University of Illinois 2013
    BS Computer Science

  • 2. Michael Lang  |  February 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Professor Guzdial,

    My name is Michael Lang, the founder of Noire Digerati. I wanted to thank for linking to our Glitch article on your site! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog as well and was wondering if you’re on twitter so we can follow you at Noire Digerati? Also, have you have any research papers on Computing Education that we could read?

    Michael Lang
    Founder of Noire Digerati & Digerati Labs
    M.S. candidate in Computer Science at DePaul University

  • 3. Talia Wolf  |  June 15, 2010 at 4:50 am

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  • Hi Professor Guzdial,

    Good to find a fellow researcher with common interest. Please check my blog on learning and computing education at http://goelsan.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/table-of-content/.

    Perhaps, we can support each others’ efforts.

    Sanjay Goel

  • 5. Op Shop, Connectivism and Mutual Flourishing | Clyde Street  |  September 10, 2010 at 1:56 am

    […] I was struck by Sally Fincher‘s Op Shop credentials. I found her work through a Mark Guzdial post Tell Sally Your Stories: Monthly for a Year. The Share Project is researching teaching […]

  • 6. Scott Horan  |  November 9, 2010 at 12:24 am

    An old friend from SIGCT recommended this blog. It is interesting and I just would loke to keep up with it via notifcations of site updates.

  • 7. Yusufu israel E  |  May 17, 2012 at 8:07 am

    What are the important of computer in conducting educational reseach

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  • 9. The future of studying « ~ PygoscelisPapua ~  |  June 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    […] die Universitäten selbst noch nicht einmal immer so sehr davon überzeugt, wie dieser Artikel des Computing Education Blog schön darlegt: I’ve asked many of the people I visited, “Why is Stanford doing this? […]

  • 10. Derrick  |  June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I’m looking into going back to school for computer science, computer engineering or something of the like. I have an undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the School of Journalism at The University of South Carolina. I’ve been out of school for 5 years now and I think I’ve finally decided technology is my passion. I;m a gamer by hobby and a Bar manager by occupation.

    To get to the point; Where would someone like me go to find information about what school I should attend or E-attend, what specific field of study, graduation ratios, entry level salaries, the likeliness of getting into a graduate program instead of a second undergrad etc…

    Thank you in advance for your response,


  • 12. Satya Kumar DV  |  August 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Prof Mark Guzdial,
    I found your blog interesting and I like the one about survey on CS education in K-12. I recently wrote an blog article on CS education to which I am providing the link here. I would appreciate your comments and insight

  • 13. Pat Kujawa  |  October 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Prof. Guzdial:
    I love this blog and have been a reader for about a year. I’ve been wondering, though, how do you pronounce your last name? I like to tell people about your articles, but I always feel like I’m mispronouncing :). Maybe you can let the world know via http://www.pronouncenames.com/namenotfound.php?name=guzdial

    Sincerely, from a similarly hard-to-pronounce fan.
    Pat Kujawa (http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/kujawa)

  • 14. Thea  |  April 10, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Hi Prof Guzdial,

    I’m writing to inform you about a mobile app that might be of interest to you and people following your blog.
    The Open University has developed an app that reads all the sensors (e.g., light, sound, accelerometer, gyroscope) on Android phones and tablets. It allows users to click between data from each sensor, view graphs in real time, set sampling rates, store data from one or more sensors, and download the readings as .csv files. Sense-it is designed for young people to carry out their own science investigations on mobile phones, such as creating a noise map around their school. It is available on Google play at:


    It was developed as part of the nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry, a one year research and development project funded by the Nominet Trust and coordinated by The Open University (http://nquire.wordpress.com/), @nquireyci.

    If you find this of interest, it would be really great if you could make a reference to Sense-it in your blog.


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  • 16. letiziajaccheri  |  January 13, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for being here at idi

  • 17. Mark L. Miller, Ph.D.  |  September 13, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Mark, is there a way to “subscribe” and get this in email so I won’t forget to read it?
    I am leaving a comment and checking the boxes — will that do it? The one you wrote for the Crossroads thing was outstanding and widely shared among my colleagues.

    • 18. Mark Guzdial  |  September 14, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks, Mark! That’s very kind.

      Yes, if you go to https://computinged.wordpress.com and look on the right hand side, there is a place where you can “Follow” the blog, which gets email to you each time I post. Thanks for your interest!

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