For those who haven't seen them, Audrey Watters has posted a series of interesting interviews with folks involved in computing education at various levels on her blog Hack Education . Including most recently Laura Blankenship who I think is (or was?) taking this course.
Why It's Hard and Why It's Unbalanced
For our fourth and final task, let's circle back to the papers circulated at the start of the course: Guzdial's on why it's hard to learn how to program, and Whitecraft & Williams' on the gender imbalance in computing. Please pick whichever interests you most, write a blog post discussing what you agree and disagree with (and how it relates to what you're doing with your learners), and add the link to this task description. We'll discuss online in a couple of weeks.