Seminars & Colloquia

Sakire Arslan Ay

Washington State University

"Examples of Project-Centered Course Material for Computer Science Courses"

Tuesday February 28, 2023 10:00 AM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
Zoom Meeting Info
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: In this talk, I will share examples of my teaching methods and further describe my philosophy and approaches to teaching, both in and outside the classroom. I will specifically talk about my experience in designing project centered course material for several core computer science courses, including software engineering, programming languages, database systems, and advanced data structures. I will provide examples of the course material I created, and I will talk about how I present those in a flipped classroom setting. The premise for my course assignments is to provide a powerful learning experience which involves attempting a solution, finding out that it is not correct (i.e., making mistakes), identifying and detailing the mistakes, and producing a viable solution while internalizing the underlying concepts. The talk will include a brief sample lecture to demonstrate my teaching methods and approach.
Short Bio: Sakire Arslan Ay is currently a Scholarly Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University (WSU). She is the coordinator of the Software Engineering MS and BS programs at WSU. Before joining WSU in 2012, she received her MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from University of Southern California in 2010. Sakire is the recipient of several teaching awards including WSU Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture, Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award and WSU School of EECS Outstanding Teacher Award. Her primary teaching interests are in programming languages, database systems, and software engineering, and data structures.

Host: Jason King, CSC

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