Sarachan Publishes Open Source Book on Coding Pedagogy
Professor Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Department of Media and Communication and director of the interactive media program, edited an open source, online book, Coding Pedagogy. The book was designed and coded by senior Sean O'Leary.
The book focuses on challenges faced by professors at universities who teach coding/programming outside of a traditional Computer Science department. Specifically, the book considers the creation of media products such as websites, mobile apps, video games, and data visualizations. After giving an overview of how coding is applied in communication departments across the country, the majority of the chapters offer case studies to help faculty implement coding practices in their courses.
The book itself is an experiment in online publishing, with new chapters accepted on an ongoing basis and peer-reviewed by the authors who have already written for the book.
Sarachan presented a poster on the book at the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education conference in Minneapolis in March and he and several of the contributing authors will present a panel on coding pedagogy at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Toronto in August.
Find the book online at http://codingpedagogy.net.