The world of cyberspace revolves around the scientific and technological as well as other facets of the internet, data encryption, digital communication, signal processing and data mining. Tel Aviv University has initiated a new cyber study program for students from the non-technological disciplines. In this paper we propose an introductory Computer Science course, aimed at those students. This course exposes students, in addition to programming and several cyber-oriented topics, to general, fundamental concepts and ideas from Computer Science. The course aims at familiarizing students with the computational 'culture', thus broadening their perspective on the scientific aspects of the cyber world. The Python programming language was chosen as the language used for experiencing with the course topics. This course was offered for the first time in Fall 2013. We describe the considerations in the design of the course, its content and structure. We propose several educational stand-alone modules, which can be incorporated into similar courses.
|Journal||Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE|
|State||Published - 17 Feb 2015|
|Event||44th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2014 - Madrid, Spain|
Duration: 22 Oct 2014 → 25 Oct 2014
- computer science