A "communication skills for computer scientists" course

Lil Blume, Ron Baecker, Christopher Collins, Aran Donohue
2009 Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education - ITiCSE '09  
This paper describes "Communication Skills for Computer Scientists," a novel undergraduate course at the University of Toronto. We describe in detail the three major instructional streams of the course -writing, speaking, and interpersonal communications. We present a novel approach to teaching writing, interactive multimedia web technology to teach public speaking, and specific interpersonal skills training as the integral parts of the course. We contribute a detailed description of the
more » ... ption of the curriculum and report measures of success, both quantitative data and reactions from students in their own words.
doi:10.1145/1562877.1562903 dblp:conf/iticse/BlumeBCD09 fatcat:az5jorjqbrhgtjijmmmkrkrr5q