Computer history on the move

Graham Farr, Barbara Ainsworth, Chris Avram, Judy Sheard

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    Abstract

    Computer history tours are a new way to educate people about our discipline and its history. We describe the introduction of such tours and their use in curriculum enrichment, outreach, and academic community-building. These tours give historical and social context to the development of topics in the curriculum, and demonstrate to students the universality of some of the principles they learn. The city of Melbourne, Australia, serves as an illustration, but computer history tours can be run in many cities of various sizes, and we give advice on how to do this.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016)
    Subtitle of host publicationMarch 2-5, 2016, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    EditorsSteve Edwards, Michael Caspersen
    Place of PublicationNew York, New York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages528-533
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781450338561
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2016
    EventACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) 2016 - Memphis, United States of America
    Duration: 2 Mar 20165 Mar 2016
    Conference number: 47th
    http://sigcse2016.sigcse.org/
    https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2839509 (Proceedings)

    Conference

    ConferenceACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) 2016
    Abbreviated titleSIGCSE 2016
    CountryUnited States of America
    CityMemphis
    Period2/03/165/03/16
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Computer history
    • Computer museum
    • Computer Science education
    • Computer tour
    • Outreach

    Cite this

    Farr, G., Ainsworth, B., Avram, C., & Sheard, J. (2016). Computer history on the move. In S. Edwards, & M. Caspersen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016): March 2-5, 2016, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (pp. 528-533). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2839509.2844575