Two areas in computer science education that is worth expanding upon are AI and data science. But it is not only about making the topic taught in classes, it’s also about giving kids access to good resources to learn these subjects, improving professional development for their teachers, giving career counselors the resources that they need to direct students with interests in these fields to where they need to go, and more. This imperative was presented last month at the International Society for Technology by CSforALL, an education advocacy group.
The main points from Leigh Ann Delyser, CSforALL’s co-founder and executive director, are:
- Education in Computer Science can help the next generations handle major societal issues
- Students from all kinds of backgrounds should have a foundation in computer science
- Development on AI and data science has been in action for some time, now is the time to put those models to work in education
- It’s never too early to start teaching AI
For more information, please read the article: Why Computer Science Classes Should Double Down on AI and Data Science