ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education


SIGITE 2011 Paper Submission is Live

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Paper and panel submissions for SIGITE 2011 are due April 30th.  The submission system is now live and accessible here.

Col. Bryan Goda, a co-chair of the conference, has informed me that he has secured a member of the IBM Research team who created the Watson; computer (famous for its appearance on Jeopardy) to be the keynote speaker at the conference.  If you were on the fence about submitting a paper for the conference, I hope this will be a factor in your deciding to do so. Read more
If you have not combed through the new website you may have missed a few additions.  The SIGITE Executive Committee has created summary documents on the IT Discipline/Model Curriculum as well as on IT ABET Accreditation.  These are great to present to administration to understand IT as well as faculty and staff supporting IT programs.  Of course the full documentation on these can be found linked within the site on pages devoted to those subjects. 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

Call For Papers – SIGITE 2011

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I am happy to announce the official Call for Papers for SIGITE 2011 on October 20-22, 2011. This year’s conference will be held in the historic Thayer Hotel, on the grounds of the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. Read more


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Hello and welcome to the newest iteration of the ACM-SIGITE website. We hope this is a more accurate representation of the community that has been fostered around IT education and research built over the past ten years. This site will be the jumping off point for a more interactive communication with SIGITE members and others interested in the information technology discipline within higher education. That starts with this blog that we intend to keep relatively active with musings from members of the SIGITE community around issues that affect us all. Let me know if you are interested in contributing to this forum. Read more