Dr. Sebastien Siva

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:

  1. 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;
  2. whether they improve learning outcomes for students as compared to other curricular approaches; and
  3. whether they affect students’ future interest and decisions about computing-related course enrollment.
EarSketch is computational music mixing environment designed for computing education. Dr. Siva will be working with Dr. Tacksoo Im, Assistant Professor of Information technology, in this engaged student learning project.