New Online CS 1301 Class Available in Spring

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The College of Computing is excited to announce that, beginning in Spring 2017, we will offer a new and innovative online section of our CS 1301 "Introduction to Computing" course. Taught by David Joyner, adjunct faculty in the College of Computing and instructor of record for multiple OMS CS courses, the lecture portion of this section will be completely online on the edX platform, with weekly in-person TA recitations for those who wish to attend.

The course will be powered by SmartBook technology -- research-driven machine intelligence that weaves together learning and assessment, resulting in a personalized learning pathway -- created by McGraw-Hill Education. Both Dr. Joyner and Dean Zvi Galil will attend the first recitation to answer questions about course content or its online nature.

This section is an experiment. OMS CS has proven a tremendous success and we hope to offer a similar online learning environment to those undergraduate students who wish to participate. This is more than a “flipped classroom” - this is the first opportunity for Georgia Tech on-campus students to take a course online. To help answer any questions prospective students may have about the course, Dean Galil and Dr. Joyner will host an information session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the ES&T Building, room L1255.

We will cap enrollment in this section at 50 students. Click here to read about the course and watch a couple of the first lecture videos, and click here for an FAQ that may answer some of your questions. McGraw-Hill has graciously agreed to provide the course SmartBook free of charge (a $50 value) to those students enrolled in this section.

When registering for this course, be sure to choose the CS1301O1 Section if you wish to participate in the online section. Students who register for this course will have an opportunity the first week of the semester to transfer to a traditional classroom section, should they wish to do so.


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