Promoting Talents for Computer Science

Sara Hinterplattner, Barbara Sabitzer, Heike Demarle-Meusel, Hanspeter Mössenböck

Abstract

In the field of computer science there is a lack of qualified staff. Hence, more talents are needed, and universities try to attract students by launching different programs. The Johannes Kepler University Linz is very engaged in talent promotion and offers programs for all age groups from preschool up to higher education. The goal of these programs is to support gifted students throughout the grades in computer science as well as in their personal development. For this purpose, the students are challenged with creative interdisciplinary problem-based projects, all in connection with computer science. To achieve this goal all programs are based on the three pillars of honors education: creating community, enhancing academic competence and offering bounded freedom. In this paper we give an overview of all talent programs at the Johannes Kepler University Linz for different levels of education, some of them already proven and others in their first year respectively in their pilot phase with some unique selling points. We describe the three pillars of honors education applied in the activities as well as the planned evaluation.

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in Harvard Style

Hinterplattner S., Sabitzer B., Demarle-Meusel H. and Mössenböck H. (2019). Promoting Talents for Computer Science.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 557-564. DOI: 10.5220/0007764305570564


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Sara Hinterplattner and Barbara Sabitzer and Heike Demarle-Meusel and Hanspeter Mössenböck},
title={Promoting Talents for Computer Science},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={557-564},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007764305570564},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Promoting Talents for Computer Science
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Hinterplattner S.
AU - Sabitzer B.
AU - Demarle-Meusel H.
AU - Mössenböck H.
PY - 2019
SP - 557
EP - 564
DO - 10.5220/0007764305570564