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Reminder: SIGITE 2011 Paper Submission Deadline

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Hello everyone. I just wanted to remind you that the April 30 deadline for the 2011 SIGITE in New York is fast approaching. This conference promises to be the absolute finest SIGITE to date. It will, I’m sure, be a flawlessly organized conference in a beautiful and historical location with New York City just around the corner. What more could you ask for in a conference?

Now I’m sure many of you had pledged to give up writing conference papers for Lent, but with Easter just around the corner, you now have no excuse. So next week, start writing that conference paper, poster, or panel idea and have it ready for their respective deadlines.

The URL for submissions

To see the call for papers

K-12 CS Standards – Draft for Comment

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The Computer Science Teachers Association invites comments for its 2011 draft CSTA K-12 Computer Science Learning Standards: Revised 2011>

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

Paper Reviewers Needed

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Wanted: Volunteers willing to demonstrate their superior discernment, acumen, and perspicacity. Like any communal activity, academic conferences depend upon volunteers. SIGITE 2011 is no different. Currently, we are looking for people willing to volunteer as paper reviewers. Like eating broccoli, reviewing papers is incredibly good for you ... but without the bitter aftertaste. Read more

Reminder: SIGITE 2011 Submission Deadline

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At this time of year we are often swamped with a wide variety of teaching responsibilities and as such we tend to postpone everything else until that huge stack of student papers or student Java code printouts are marked.

While I am feeling this as well, I do want to remind everyone that the April 30 deadline for submitting papers for SIGITE 2011 in New York is also approaching. This conference promises to be the best SIGITE yet, so be sure to leave room in your schedule for writing your SIGITE 2011 paper submission.

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.

Watson Researcher to Keynote SIGITE 2011!

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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

IT Discipline/Accreditation Summary Documents

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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