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Courses Taught and Developed

In my four years at Drexel I have taught an unusual number of different courses, including Computer Supported Cooperative Work (INFO 616), Interaction Design for the Web (INFO 655), Software Requirements Engineering (INFO 627), Software Project Management (INFO 420), Introduction to Data Intensive Systems (INFO 153), and Systems Thinking (INFO 154). I have significantly redesigned INFO 616, INFO 655, INFO 153 and INFO 154. I am working, now to make those changes visible, and to describe them here as I think these courses are important for the development of data science skills in undergraduates.

With the goal of integrating data science and design, I have designed two new courses - Introduction to Data Science and Social Media Trend Spotting, and contributed to the introduction of Ubiquitous Computing into the Drexel iSchool undergraduate curriculum, and our new Freshman design sequence; which is part of our new proposed degree program in undergraduate informatics, the BSI. I am also a Co-PI on an NSF research grant aimed at advancing our understanding of how to use collaborative technology to increase accountable talk in technology enhanced math learning and an NSF curriculum development grant aimed at incorporating humanitarian open source software into the undergraduate computing curriculum in the US. I have another NSF curriculum development grant aimed at building curriculum for data science under review.

With the rest of this page, I provide information for students and interested others about the specific courses I am refining, designing and teaching at Drexel from 2012 forward.