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The curriculum of a Computer Science course is a sequence of planned subjects that the students will be taught in the course. This tag should be used for questions asking for guidance on designing parts of that sequence, the entire sequence or questions related to the preferred order in which to teach subjects. Question relating to a single lesson should NOT receive this tag.

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I see no reason to teach binary in an introductory programming class. It is not generally needed (see exceptions below) when programming in high-level languages, which is usually what is taught to fre …
answered Jun 22 '17 by Ellen Spertus
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First, I love SICP. I took and later TA'd 6.001. Like many MIT grads, I tried to teach it where I became a professor, and, like most who attempted it, decided not to do so again. The main reason it i …
answered Jul 18 '17 by Ellen Spertus
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One way is to have an industry advisory committee consisting of alumni or friends of your institution. (I was on such a committee for a community college when I worked in industry.) Once a year, the c …
answered Jul 2 '17 by Ellen Spertus
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I would mention it in any class in which it is relevant, such as User Experience or where A/B testing might be used to show different users different versions of a website and measure their behavior. …
answered Aug 1 '17 by Ellen Spertus
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Students should understand the importance of the memory hierarchy, including how caches use temporal and spatial locality to tremendously speed up memory accesses. Otherwise, a student would not know …
answered Jun 20 '17 by Ellen Spertus