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Study the book “Computer Architecture- A quantitative approach” (3rd Edition) for the first time

Whenever I searched for "best book for computer architecture" in google, the first result to come up was this book "Computer Architecture : A quantitative approach"(3rd Edition) by Henessy and ...
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Are there any recommended tools for teaching syntax and grammar of programming languages?

I would like to know if there are some tools to teach the following topics in a programming paradigms course: Demonstration of lexical rules Demonstration of grammar rules, such as tree parsers of ...
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How can I find someone online to mentor me on my first research paper?

I am an undergraduate student, and I have an idea which I want to explore and write a research paper on. But I am totally new to this. I don't have good CS community at my place. So I can only look ...
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In what branch of science does technology belong?

The question may be found in the following link. I have been asked in the comments to provide my question on this Stack Exchange site. Is there a word for mathematics/physics/data-analytics/…?
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Is there a word for mathematics/physics/data-analytics/…?

I'm trying to categorize university courses of the department of computer science and electronic engineering. Such courses may include: Data Analytics and Machine Learning Computer Science and ...
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Any website or textbook with problems/solutions for Computer Science Theory?

The course includes: Regular Languages, Context-Free Languages, Turing Machines, Decidability, Reductions, etc. Do you know of any collection of problems/solutions suitable for a senior course?
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Coding assignments for algorithms and data structures?

Do you know of any online resource with ideas/projects for an Algorithms and Data Structures course? Topics in the course include: basic data structures (array, list, stack, queue, priority queue, ...
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What thought process would lead one to invent object-oriented programming?

A big part of understanding an idea deeply (such as a math theorem, for example) is being able to imagine a thought process which would lead one to invent or discover that idea. Michael Nielsen ...
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How to design a cloze test for a programming language?

I teach a course on C++ for 2nd year undergraduates in computer science. So far, the exams in my course contained mostly code-writing questions, such as "write a class that implements a binary tree ...
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Is it necessary or advisable to teach text-based input and output in a non-CS intro programming course?

I teach an intro programming course in a social science department. My field is geographic information systems. The goal for the course is for the students to understand scripting in an interpreted ...
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Computer Science Theory with Haskell?

Do you know of any courses using Haskell to illustrate Computational Theory topics?
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How do I teach problem solving and logical thinking to students of age group 12-18yrs through online session

I am currently researching some good content/problems to teach my students. I am referring to Mensa's Book on Logical thinking, which has a good amount of puzzles for all age groups. Is there any ...
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How to learn web design if backround is on mathematics and data analysis?

What would one suggest to learn web development? I was educated to mathematician and have done data-analysis. Now I was asked to do web pages, and I would like to practice that. However, it seems to ...
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Detailed lecture series for automata theory or theory of computation

I need a detailed automata theory (or Theory of Computation) video lecture series to go hand in hand with the classic text books mentioned in this question The books are fine but I am having problem ...
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What language best prepares a high school student for a STEM undergraduate major?

I intend to lead a nephew through the exercises of sequence, selection, and iteration via Python. I also intend to introduce hardware sensors for data collection. If there is a better choice (I ...
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(FOSS) Application to show/explain compilation?

I'm looking for an application that I can compile live, in class to show the students that compilation takes time, but brings speed benefits in the end, whereas interpreted languages always take time, ...
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A beginner example of xor, that is functional (does not switch to procedural)

I have been trying to think of an example of xor to connect with what students already know. I did some searches. But everything I found, seems to have ...
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Is it OK to use “informal” systems such as TeamSpeak or Discord to support classes?

Like many of you, in the last weeks, I've been forced to move to distance teaching/learning. While our university has always suggested us to use Zoom, from the first moment, several students said that ...
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Looking for a simple, offline, portable, lightweight IDE for C++ with a compiler and debugger

I am teaching a second year programming course for adult students. It is an introduction to C++, with a chapter on Git. I'm not covering Makefiles and while I could find a bit of time to talk about ...
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What “process instruction” should instructors give students when assigning a team project?

Team projects seem to run in to difficulties fairly often. One complaint is that some member doesn't actually do anything, causing dissension or the failure of the project altogether. Too often, ...
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Seeking advice on mentoring without participating in exam cheating in the new chaotic environment of the pandemic

I mentor online (in assembly language and computer architecture) at codementor.io.  The way I work is to have a zoom meeting with a student to instruct them on what they are confused or stuck on. ...
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Online classes: Any good ways to avoid having too many interruptions but at the same time not leaving anyone behind?

I've attended a couple online classes and I'll be teaching my own in a short while. And what I noticed is that usually the lecturer has a lot of interruptions from people who ask them to repeat ...
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Advising college students about whether to take classes pass/fail

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many colleges and universities have implemented policies to allow students to take classes pass/fail this semester. Students will now be asking their advisors ...
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Counter-Example for Computability

I am a retired college teacher, now trying to teach computing to middle school kids. One of the parts of the definition of "algorithm" is that it must be "effectively computable." I'm looking for an ...
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How to limit access to tests on Blackboard?

I need to create tests on Blackboard and customize access time for different groups of students. Anyone knows how to do this?
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HS Lessons On Modeling Virus Spread

I'd like to try teaching an online lesson to high school CS students on modeling the spread of a virus. Ideally it would be something that could be coded in a spreadsheet, Code.Org's Game Lab or App ...
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Training students to give better feedback, when remote teaching

Sorry if not a question about Computer Science / IT / digital literacy. However I am teaching these, and it is about use of IT (Communication Technology) in teaching. I have now started to teach ...
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Distributed Pair Programming in distance education

We've done pair programming for years with the rule of two kids, one screen, and the kids sitting next to each other. We have found this to be a tremendously valuable process. Now that all ...
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Which topics should one cover in teaching a course titled “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning”?

If one has to teach a 15-week course titled "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning" to the postgraduate students of Electronic Engineering, what topics should one teach? Assume the students ...
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Tools for running classes remotely

Today, university after university in the US announced moving to online classes. This is perhaps easier in CS than in, say, ceramics or dance, but it still presents unique challenges. Can anyone ...
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What evaluation methods can be used that don't involve testing but are adaptable to online courses

The current situation with the spread of a serious disease worldwide has caused a number of universities and schools to move courses to an online model where students don't meet face to face in large ...
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How can I design online tests and prevent cheating?

As you may know, schools in many parts of the world will remain closed for a long time due to the coronavirus outbreak. In Italy, the government has invited schools to provide remote teaching, and ...
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Explaining Event-Driven Programming in the context of the Structured Programming Theorem

I'm a retired college teacher. I've been asked to "teach coding" to a dozen very bright seventh-graders using the Micro:Bit kits the school has on hand. I have a total of seven contact hours ...
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What do programming novices need to know when using MatLab?

I am an assistant professor preparing a 5 lecture series 'introduction to programming'. The target audience are first year engineering undergrads - from a mix of mechanical, electrical, electronic, ...
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Debugging a submission that works well on student's computer but not on my computer

I teach a course in C++. Often, students submit a homework assignment that works well in their computer (they send me a screenshot showing that it compiles and runs perfectly), but when I run the ...
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Physical Activity for Objects

I have a vague notion that I could create some sort of introductory activity for Objects. There would be worksheets ("programs") to get kids (high school, in this case) to physically go through the ...
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Is there a free platform to host coding challenges within a class?

I've seen many platforms that allow companies to interview prospective developers by means of coding challenges, but those are always paid. So I'm trying to find some tool where I can create my own ...
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Is the CS50x course enough to get the generic knowledge of a CS grad?

I am looking to get into a software engineer role and I need some fundamental knowledge of Computer Science Engineering concepts. Will David Milan's basic Computer Science course from Harvard, CS50x, ...
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Should I start out as a “junior developer”? [closed]

I am sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, but I would really like to know. I have finished a computer programming bootcamp and found I took to programming deeply. Some of my course mates ...
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Learning suggestions for AI and neural networks for a mathematician

I am a mathematician who has done programming in Python, Java, and R. I would like to learn to make neural networks and artificial intelligence. Are there any good books for self learning AI for a ...
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Suggested fliers for high school career fair?

I will be tabling at a high school career fair and would like to have printed fliers about careers involving computer science. Does anyone know where I can find ones that are free (either to print or ...
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Robotics Recommendations

I have a class of 25 students. We want to learn programming robots using a blockly-type programming language. I would prefer having a robot for every student or at least one per every two students. ...
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An example that compares a computational with a non-computational thinking approach

I have to teach CT to Standard 5 students (11 to 13 yrs). To explain the concept, I am trying to explain to them how CT is beneficial in today's world. The way I learn and appreciate things is by ...
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Which are common misconceptions about code execution? How to efficiently debug my student?

I may tutor a student who just started learning "school C", by which I mean that strange kind of C seen only on school books (and that in my opinion "cripples the mind", so to say, but I digress). I ...
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I struggle to understand technical things in cs? What can I do to improve? [duplicate]

Today I wanted implement a deep learning model in openvino. So I went to the page here and started reading. After starting the reading, I struggle to understand things and started to deviate a lot ...
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How to prevent organization/OS students from becoming premature optimizers?

While I'm sure that the comp-sci 101 mistake of having a triple nested loop with two recursive calls is sure to be cured by a decent comp-org class, it can have the unintended side-effect of turning ...
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Computer Science in the Waldorf curriculum

How should computer science, software engineering or ICT be integrated into the Waldorf curriculum? Steiner-Waldorf education derives from the anthroposophical philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, and ...
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Putting feedback comments on source code when grading

My students currently submit their code in Bitbucket and create a pull request. Bitbucket has a code review tool that allows me to create comments tied to specific lines in the code. I really like ...
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What is the CS Analog To Learning One's Multiplication Tables?

I apologize; I know this question is sort of open-ended and if I could think of a way to make it more specific, I would. What would you consider a piece of CS so fundamental that it would be ...
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What would be your ideal first lecture in a databases course?

As they say, you don't get a second chance to make a good first impression. Are you aware of any notes/slides appropriate for a first lecture in databases?

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