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J. Ben Schafer

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Program Coordinator, CSED@UNI
University of Northern Iowa
316 ITTC Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507
(319)-273-2187



Current Schedule

To view my teaching schedule and how to schedule a meeting with me please click here.

Teaching

Spring 2022

 

Other Courses I have taught (last time taught)

Research

Historically, my research interests involved recommender systems, collaborative information systems, and agent assisted interfaces.  This draws from the fields of information retrieval, artificial intelligence (AI), and human computer interaction (HCI).  I was very involved with this line of research until about 2008 and while I haven't published in this area in a while, it is still very much a part of my interest set.

For over a decade now I have been working fairly extensively in education, the use of computers in education, and teaching strategies for computer science education.  This includes curriculum work (for which I now chair the Computer Science Education team at UNI), classroom teaching strategies (lately including a foray into POGIL), and equitable grading practices.

 

 


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