TITLE: Welcome to a New Century AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: April 27, 2007 6:04 PM DESC: ----- BODY: While at Iowa State to hear Donald Norman speak at the HCI forum a couple of days ago, I spent a few minutes wandering past faculty offices. I love to read what faculty post on and around their doors -- cartoons, quotes, articles, flyers, posters, you name it. Arts and humanities offices are often more interesting than science faculty offices, at least in a lateral-thinking way, but I enjoy them all. At ISU, one relatively new assistant prof had posted the student evaluations from his developmental robotics course. Most were quite positive and so make for good PR in attracting students, but he posted even the suggestions for improvement. My favorite student quote?
It's nice to take a CS course that wasn't designed in the '70s.
Spot on. I wonder just how archaic most computer science courses must seem to students who were born in the late 1980s. Gotta teach those fundamentals! -----