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Revitalizing computing education through free and open source software for humanity

Ralph Morelli, Allen Tucker, Norman Danner, Trishan R. De Lanerolle, Heidi J. C. Ellis, Ozgur Izmirli, Danny Krizanc, Gary Parker
2009 Communications of the ACM  
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Mellon  ...  HFOSS is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants #0722137, #0722134, and #0722199 and by the Mellon Foundation.  ...  They worked with the code and seemed to enjoy the opportunity and challenge of being engaged in a realworld software project (as opposed to a class exercise).  ... 
doi:10.1145/1536616.1536635 fatcat:efcnziyhqfaqfn4yem53r2yxre

Google Summer of Code: Student Motivations and Contributions [article]

Jefferson O. Silva, Igor Wiese, Daniel M. German, Christoph Treude, Marco A. Gerosa, Igor Steinmacher
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Several open source software (OSS) projects expect to foster newcomers' onboarding and to receive contributions by participating in engagement programs, like Summers of Code.  ...  In this paper, we study the well-established Google Summer of Code (GSoC), which is a 3-month OSS engagement program that offers stipends and mentors to students willing to contribute to OSS projects.  ...  By participating in these programs, Open Source Software (OSS) projects expect to increase newcomers' retention and code contribution [2] .  ... 
arXiv:1910.05798v1 fatcat:z22peghchrfhrobzsswpym6efu

WP6: Community Engagement & Training, ESiWACE2 1st General Assembly

Sylvie Joussaume, Sophie Valcke
2020 Zenodo  
WP6 presentation done at the ESiWACE2 1st General Assembly  ...  Task 6.1 : Community engagement in ESiWACE2 CNRS-IPSL, DKRZ, CERFACS, ECMWF, BSC Strategic interaction with the the HPC ecosystem and HPC industry (2/2) Ø Related projects: Main outcomes and how to ensure  ...  Contributions to individual research clusters (algorithms, programming, applications, AI) • Digital Europe and Horizon Europe program: 2021-2027 Destination Earth: role of the research expected in RTDsee  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3889613 fatcat:enf3xgmwnnakbe26gbpv3g52wm

The Common Optimization INterface for Operations Research: Promoting open-source software in the operations research community

R. Lougee-Heimer
2003 IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Acknowledgments The author thanks her fellow COIN-OR core-team members, J. P. Fasano, John Forrest  ...  Managing open-source projects Open-source projects typically distribute at least two versions of the code: a production version and a development version.  ...  The development of open-source code In a typical successful open-source software project (e.g., the Linux** operating system), a virtual community of volunteer developers spontaneously arises from among  ... 
doi:10.1147/rd.471.0057 fatcat:wwgso77ycjd3tjvawvtkmj2ehm

Datawhys Phase 1: Problem Solving to Facilitate Data Science & STEM Learning Among Summer Interns

Linda Ann Payne, Andrew Tawfik, Andrew Olney
2021 International Journal of Designs for Learning  
The summer learning experience included elements of didactic and collaborative problem-solving during the first five weeks of the internship, followed by a three-week, team-based, problem-solving project  ...  While the course was originally designed as a face-to-face learning experience, the impact of COVID-19 necessitated a shift toward online digital spaces.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.14434/ijdl.v12i3.31555 fatcat:caooavkpuzgdfadsdmkile4pt4

Project SWEAT (Summer Weight and Environmental Assessment Trial): study protocol of an observational study using a multistate, prospective design that examines the weight gain trajectory among a racially and ethnically diverse convenience sample of economically disadvantaged school-age children

Laura C Hopkins, Christine Penicka, Carly Evich, Blake Jones, Carolyn Gunther
2018 BMJ Open  
do not engage in any type of summer programming) in the study design.  ...  Camp, which via a group randomised control trial study design, tested the effect of three types of structured programming during the summer. 6 Sites were randomised to one of three treatment or programming  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021168 pmid:30158223 pmcid:PMC6119428 fatcat:bomh7fnywrggxcl2kzg5bc3xj4

"Smart" greenhouses and pluridisciplinary spaces: supporting adolescents' engagement and self-efficacy in computation across disciplines

David W. Jackson, Yihong Cheng, Qi Meng, Yang Xu
2022 Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research  
In partnership with two eighth-grade environmental science teachers in a culturally and linguistically diverse urban-ring city of the Northeast US, students (N = 199) worked in teams to design, assemble  ...  We conducted a mixed methods case study with a sequential design to explore adolescents' self-efficacy and engagement in computational practices, along with practices in several disciplines of science  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the participating youth and adults, as well as their colleagues in the Innovation in Urban Science Education (IUSE) lab.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s43031-022-00046-1 fatcat:pkyc23xcvzan5n62xtcv44iyb4

NSF CSSI proposal: An open source software ecosystem for plasma physics

Nicholas A. Murphy, Erik Everson, Stephen Vincena, Tulasi Parashar, David Schaffner
2019 Zenodo  
At the beginning of the project, the research team will refactor existing code, improve tests, formalize the software architecture, and improve PlasmaPy's base data structures in order to provide a solid  ...  The research team will lead the development of PlasmaPy and affiliated packages to foster the creation of an open source software ecosystem for plasma physics.  ...  The success of open source scientific software projects depends on a strong community of users and developers in order to scale in the human dimension ( Turk 2013 ) .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2633286 fatcat:akfesg7rbjgzpm7neojku25rzm

Publication rates of, and attitudes toward, summer research projects: 10-year experience from a single institution in New Zealand

Yassar Alamri, William Currie, Kate Magner, Ibrahim Saleh Al-Busaidi, Tim Wilkinson, Lutz Beckert
2019 Advances in Medical Education and Practice  
The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes and motivations of the summer studentship research program at our institution, using Vroom's expectancy theory as a conceptual framework.  ...  Supervisor themes included: motivations for engaging in the summer studentship program, administrative benefits and barriers, and expectations placed on the student.  ...  This study was conducted as part of a summer research project for which WC received a financial grant.  ... 
doi:10.2147/amep.s198789 pmid:31118864 pmcid:PMC6504710 fatcat:skazdqcvmfg7bbpnklu4osqofi

The Open Studio: Exploring Immigrant and Refugee Youth Experiences of Belonging through Community-Based Arts Practice

Leah B. Lewis, Heather McLeod, Xuemei Li
2018 Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry  
The Open Studio is a publicly accessible art-making space grounded in ideals of collaborative community development, Adlerian theory, social justice, and feminist thoughts.  ...  The purpose was to help immigrant and refugee youth to adapt to a city in Newfoundland, where newcomers often face an insider/outsider dynamic of disconnection.  ...  visual art in the Open Studio research project.  ... 
doi:10.18733/cpi29363 fatcat:zk3hhalp4bb4bmozoge7m63hz4

Collaboration Versus Cheating

Tony Mason, Ada Gavrilovska, David A. Joyner
2019 Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - SIGCSE '19  
We outline how we detected programming plagiarism in an introductory online course for a master's of science in computer science program, how we achieved a statistically significant reduction in programming  ...  plagiarism by combining a clear explanation of university and class policy on academic honesty reinforced with a short but formal assessment, and how we evaluated plagiarism rates before SIGand after  ...  Students are required to submit a README file with the project, explaining their understanding of the project, the challenges they experienced, and the external sources they used.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3287324.3287443 dblp:conf/sigcse/MasonGJ20 fatcat:vlgpj5pr5revbalmdedn276yoe

Facilitating K-12 Teachers in Creating Apps by Visual Programming and Project-based Learning

Chiung-Fang Chiu
2020 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
The results reveal that K-12 teachers applied many programming concepts in the coding implementation in these projects. Most students gave positive feedback to these K-12 teachers' app projects.  ...  The use of apps in education has become popular in recent years with the development of technology. How to prepare K-12 teachers in creating apps for students learning is worth our attention.  ...  The classroom subjects coded by these K-12 teachers' projects include Chinese, English, history, art and culture. Figure 1 is an example of a source visual program and final interface of the app.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v15i01.11013 fatcat:7uzeevxxeffftmntuvhcbs53um

Development of an Interactive Textbook Backed by Cloud Infrastructure to Pilot Active Computational Learning in an Upper Level Mechanical Vibrations Engineering Course

Jason Moore, Kenneth Lyons
2017 Figshare  
A proposal submitted by Jason K. Moore to the UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness in 2017.  ...  We are asking for $3000 to purchase a computer (server) to host the free and open source JupyterHub installation.  ...  As a pilot exploration of these teaching methods, we have been utilizing "computational notebooks" using the open source Jupyter software in two upper division courses: Applied Aircraft Dynamics (EAE  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5229886 fatcat:lyuwsomvezfwtarr3nhix5aewm

The Simple Economics of Open Source

Joshua Lerner, Jean Tirole
2000 Social Science Research Network  
To an economist, the behavior of individual programmers and commercial companies engaged in open source projects is initially startling.  ...  There has been a recent surge of interest in open source software development, which involves developers at many different locations and organizations sharing code to develop and refine programs.  ...  Theory.A programmer participates in a project, whether commercial or open source, only if she derives a net benefit (broadly defined) from engaging in the activity.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.224008 fatcat:lgaoqub32vcp5bpqniougkqeum

Hitting the ground running: Computational physics education to prepare students for computational physics research

Amy Lisa Graves, Adam Light
2020 Computing in science & engineering (Print)  
Based on a survey of computational physicists, we present evidence that many relevant skills are developed naturally in a research context while others stand out as best learned in advance.  ...  Our investigation poses the question of which computational skills might be best learned in the curriculum (prior to research) versus during research.  ...  We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Office of the Provost and (AG) a James Michener Faculty Fellowship of Swarthmore College.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcse.2019.2963670 fatcat:6tgb7cbxi5g4rhv46yy2xapvni
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