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Stephen Downes

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This post explores a fascinating thesis, the idea that our efforts to offer instruction in computer science and information technology is actually creating shortages of labour in the fields, because people are so turned off by the instruction. There seems to be some empirical support for it. "This post from Mark Guzdial is the last of three looking at a PhD thesis examining the influence of using computational/programming approaches to teaching physics. This post talks about the finding in the thesis that students attitudes towards computational modelling became more unfavourable after instruction."

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