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Re: Fwd: HCI Curriculum initiative

From: suzette keith <suzette.skeith@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:58:43 +0000
Message-ID: <CAH7X45MexezdHEdMQYTJu4tCCu60mHuKh+HsnnTOEw193rfA3g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Dear All
I discovered that the HCI community is currently looking at curriculum
development as well.
"The ACM/IEEE Computer Science curriculum for 2013 will include a revised
HCI knowledge area. There is (or was)  a plan for  a workshop at CHI, see
http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/saf/chi2012/
Links to the CS2013 curriculum working pdf are from <
http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/saf/chi2012/strawman.html>.

I think that there are some shared experiences in trying to get HCI into
the curriculum and trying to add accessibility. Firstly, HCI is a
reasonably mature discipline. This is one place in a computing curriculum
where students may be introduced to user diversity and some of the methods
and theories that underpin HCI are relevant for (some aspects of)
accessibility.
Secondly, for those unfamiliar with learning outcomes you can see examples
in the pdf.  This contains important teacher jargon!  They are phrased as
testable objects and indicated with verbs such as discuss, explain, compare
and identify. The covering note mentions Bloom's taxonomy which relates to
the level of knowledge and skills - again, this is important teacher
jargon, at higher levels you need to show you can be analytical. The
learning outcomes thus also form the basis of the assessment process, and
marking schemes.

Shawn has put the links about CS2013 into the wiki
http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Curriculum_%26_Course_Materials

> Best wishes
>> Suzette
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