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Which Computing Field is Right For Me?

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Here’s a nice piece by NCWIT on the differences among the computing disciplines (computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, software engineering).

http://www.ncwit.org/pdf/WhichComputingMajorsRightMe_WEB.pdf


SRII – IT Enabled Services

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The SRII (Service Research and Innovation Institute) Conference [marker ]was a real eye opener to me[/marker]and presented an exciting future in which we IT educators and professionals can be vitally important towards creating.  The overriding theme of SRII and this initiative is that IT can/should be a driver to the betterment of our society by creating efficiencies in delivery of services. Read more

Computing in High School/IT Research

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This is a good article talking about the state of computing classes available for high school students.  Unfortunately in elementary and high schools, computing coursework is referred to singularly as "computer science" rather than computing or information technology.  This primarily is due to the fact that school boards are hard pressed to give credit for something they do not recognize as a science, even a "psuedo-science" as they attribute to computer science. Read more