Music Helps Computer Programming Classes

CompSci3From wire reports and staff writers, eSchool News, May 20, 2013 — For almost a decade, government agencies, universities and technology companies have plowed millions of dollars, with little success, into robotics camps, video gaming and other programs intended to convince two under-represented groups — females and minorities — to study and pursue computer programming as a career.

Now, students in Mike Reilly’s computer programming classes could be helping to bust the stereotype of the computer nerd hunched over a keyboard, writing programs that crunch numbers and sort lists. They are creating and remixing hip-hop beats as part of a pilot program that could have broader implication for the future of computer science education.

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