Friday, February 15, 2008
Where is Computer Science Education going?
There has been much discussion about the academic structure of Computer Science Education programs throughout the country. The concern is that the education is not actually producing computer scientists so much as they are making Java programmers. So why the big fuss? The issue at hand is based on the needs of the future. By creating programmer based professionals there has been a big drop in the architectural and theoretical creators, the people that technology users will need. It is true that as more things become computerized the need for programmers to keep our technology functioning will increase. Except that need can never quash the need for skilled computer scientists to create programs to function as we dream. The dreamers have got to get dreaming and we must have hope that there will be more of them to keep our technology going forward.