What's in a Name?: International Interpretations of Computing Education Terminology

Simon, .. and Clear, Alison and Carter, Janet and Cross, Gerry and Radenski, Atanas and Tudor, Liviana and Tonnisson, Eno (2015) What's in a Name?: International Interpretations of Computing Education Terminology. ITICSE-WGR '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ITiCSE on Working Group Reports, . pp. 173-186. ISSN 9781450341462. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/2858796.2858803) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The ACM, the AIS, and the IEEE Computer Society have jointly defined five computing disciplines: computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering. These terms and many others are used as the names of educational programmes. Across the world, the same name may be used for quite different programmes and different names for similar programmes. This makes it difficult for potential students, employers, and educators to determine the nature of a particular programme and how it compares to others. Because computing is global, greater clarity in terminology is required. We have surveyed academics and literature internationally to determine the scale of the nomenclature issue across the globe. A consistent naming scheme would be ideal, but the different terminologies are now entrenched in different countries, so this paper provides the next best option, a taxonomy of the principal terms and their meanings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: terminology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Janet Carter
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 08:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63973 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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