Ithaca's Dann to discuss learning styles and ALICE educational software

Published: Apr 19, 2007 12:04:22 PM
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The Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, along with Auburn's Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, will host Wanda Dann, associate professor, Department of Computer Science, Ithaca College, and senior researcher, Entertainment Technology Center& Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Dann's lectures are part of Auburn's Women's Initiatives, Auburn's Women's Studies Program and Pearson Education.

Dann's first session will be held Friday, April 20 at noon in the second floor conference room of the RBD library. The brown bag style lunch and the accompanying lecture, "Learning Styles Research" will focus on Dann's visualization and programming languages research at Ithaca College and Carnegie Mellon University.

Her second discussion will be set up as a hands-on workshop titled "Why Everybody Loves Alice." It will be held on Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in the personal computer applications lab of the Engineering shops building. Alice is an educational software package, developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an attempt to provide the best possible first exposure to programming for students ranging from middle scholars to college students.