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Steven L Tanimoto
CSE 590
Seattle Campus

Research Seminar

Several offerings each quarter, on topics of current interest. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

Computer-Based Learning Environments, including collaborative problem solving and design tools, intelligent tutors, assessment methods and tools, design of software to support learning, and "alternative" methodologies for teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects and computer programming. During 2009-2010, particular focus is on methodologies for collaborative design and problem solving.

Student learning goals

Be familiar with recent efforts to provide computer support for collaborative design, problem-solving and learning.

Intelligently discuss aspects of the subject of computer-based learning environments.

General method of instruction

Weekly readings of papers from the literature, and/or evaluation of software, websites, educational games, plus discussion. Occasional design studies, such as white-paper level descriptions of new games or software facilities.

Recommended preparation

Read the "Sciences of the Artificial" chapter of Herbert Simons' book "The Sciences of the Artificial".

Class assignments and grading

Do each weekly reading assignment. Lead the discussion on one or two papers per quarter. Participate in discussions.

C/NC. Most students sign up for 1 credit. If you are looking for a deeper level of commitment, email the instructor, Steven Tanimoto, in advance: tanimoto@u.washington.edu.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Steven L Tanimoto
Date: 12/10/2009