Dr. Sebastien Siva
October 4, 2016
"Authentic STEAM-based Computer Science Education for Non-Majors." Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Dr. Siva, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, is collaborating as a sub-awardee with Georgia Institute of Technology’s research entitled: Authentic STEAM-based Computer Science Education for Non-Majors. The grant is awarded by the NSF IUSE Engaged Student Learning: Exploration program. This 2 year project will adapt EarSketch for use at undergraduate level courses targeted for non-CS majors (i.e., ITEC 2120) in order to determine:
- If authentic STEAM learning environments like EarSketch have the same potential for engagement as they do at the high school level, and if they can help develop CS as a core 21st century skill for all undergraduates;
- whether they improve learning outcomes for students as compared to other curricular approaches; and
- whether they affect students’ future interest and decisions about computing-related course enrollment.