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In Fall 2012, I offered my course CSCI 1730. This is a junior-, senior-, and beginning-graduate-level course in programming languages (not in how to program, but rather in linguistic mechanisms). Together with my PhD student (and graduate TA) Joe Politz, I decided to offer it on-line in addition to in-class.

My primary goal was to ...

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What sets Coursera apart from my other experiences with distance learning (MIT's OCW, Stanford's video courses, Khan Academy[1])? All previous venues shared the essential qualities of being free, providing rich video resources, being available on demand, and not being restricted by prerequisites or tied to a syllabus (although Khan does supply a ...

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MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are interactive online courses that typically are free and open to anyone with an Internet connection.  Like earlier free online course offerings, e.g., MIT's OCW (Open CourseWare) initiative, they provide resources such as videos, recommended readings, and problem sets.  They differ from these earlier online courses in two ...

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Tellex small.JPG Dr. Stefanie Tellex, who joins the Department of Computer Science as Assistant Professor on September 1, 2013, has been named to the 2013 IEEE Intelligent Systems list of AI's 10 to Watch.

Dr. Tellex's selection to this list was based on her research in probabilistic graphical models, human-robot interaction, and grounded language understanding ...

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Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute whose International Relations seminar on cyber conflict has been attracting many computer science concentrators, has been much in the news lately as he provides regular commentary on the continuing revelations about NSA surveillance.Edgar has been quoted in stories in The New York Times, Wall Street ...

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