Saturday, July 25, 2009

Curricula Development for e-Science: Meeting the Challenges

By Malcolm Atkinson, David Fergusson, and Elizabeth Vander Meer, available here.

They discuss the need to teach 'distributed systems thinking,' to show how the tools act as aids to collaboration.

Computing can be used differently in every subject, so each discipline applies e-Science differently to answer or solve their particular research questions or problems. e-Science tools must fit the discipline’s needs and culture. Students must understand the analytical side to their own problems and then map these onto computational structures; one component can’t be taught without the other.

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