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Recommended Citation: Kortsarts, Y and J Rufinus.  Integrating a Project Component into the Introductory Computer Science and Information Systems Curriculum.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, v 23 (Dallas): §2323. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 5(6). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
 
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Integrating a Project Component into the Introductory Computer Science and Information Systems Curriculum

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Yana Kortsarts    [a1] [a2]
Computer Science Department
Widener University    [u1] [u2]
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

Jeff Rufinus    [a1] [a2]
Computer Science Department
Widener University    [u1] [u2]
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

We present a way to integrate a project component into an Introduction to Computer Science 2 course the second core course in the Computer Science and Information Systems curriculum. An academic service-learning form of participation in the project is presented and discussed. Our experience and assessment results of integrating a project component into the Introduction to Computer Science 2 course during the Spring 05 and Spring 06 semesters are reported and discussed.

Keywords: research component, service learning, introductory computer science and information systems curriculum, pedagogy

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