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Student and Faculty Present at Association for Computing Machinery Conference

Belmont computer science student Christopher Hooper presented a talk, “Learning Programming Online: Where You Could Start and Where You Will Go,” at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Mid-Southeast Chapter Fall Conference in Gatlinburg on Nov. 14.

Hooper discussed available online resources for computer programming education, their uses and where a beginner with no experience could start. Hooper, an adult student taking computer science courses part-time, works full-time as a research assistant in neonatology for the Department of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Computer Science Professors Drs. Joyce Crowell and William Hooper’s “Hidden Curricula in Computer Science” paper was accepted in the professional division of the conference.  An outgrowth of several years of collaboration, including a joint presentation at the 2012 Lilly Conference on College Teaching, their talk highlighted teaching outcomes that aren’t explicitly stated in course materials or captured in assessment data.