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A Ubiquity symposium is an organized debate around a proposition or point of view. It is a means to explore a complex issue from multiple perspectives. An early example of a symposium on teaching computer science appeared in Communications of the ACM (December 1989).

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New in Ubiquity Symposia: 

"The Technological Singularity"

"MOOCs and Technology to Advance Learning and Learning Research"


The Technological Singularity Table of Contents

  1. Opening Statement by Espen Andersen 
  2. The Singularity and the State of the Art in Artificial Intelligence by Ernest Davis
  3. Human Enhancement—The Way Ahead by Kevin Warwick
  4. Exponential Technology and The Singularity by Peter Cochrane 
  5. Computers versus Humanity: Do we compete? by Liah Greenfeld and Mark Simes
  6. What About an Unintelligent Singularity? by Peter J. Denning 
  7. Closing Statement: Reflections on A Singularity Symposium by Espen Andersen 

MOOCs and Technology to Advance Learning and Learning Research Table of Contents

  1. MOOCs and Technology to Advance Learning and Learning Research Opening Statement,  by Candace Thille

    Section 1: Technical and Scientific Innovations in MOOCs

  2. Assessment in Digital At-scale Learning Environments, by Piotr Mitros, Anant Agarwal, and Vik Paruchuri
  3. Offering Verified Credentials in Massive Open Online Courses, by Andrew Maas,Chris Heather,Chuong(Tom) Do, Relly Brandman, Daphne Koller,and Andrew Ng 
  4. Data-driven Learner Modeling to Understand and Improve Online Learning, by Kenneth R. Koedinger, Elizabeth A. McLaughlin, and John C. Stamper 

    Section 2: The impact of MOOCs on Residential Institutions, Courses and Computer Science Education.

  5. MOOCs on and off the Farm, by John Mitchell 
  6. Limitations of MOOCs for Computing Education: addressing our needs, by Mark Guzdial

    Section 3: The MOOC Phenomenon and Higher Education

  7. Can MOOCs Help Reduce College Tuition?, by Stephen Ruth 
  8. The MOOC Spring, by Frederick Siff
  9. MOOCs: Symptom, not cause of disruption, by Lewis Perelman
  10. The MOOC and the Genre Moment, by Michael Feldstein
  11. Closing Statement, by Candace Thille

Previous Ubiquity Symposia:

"The Multicore Transformation"

"The Science in Computer Science"

"Evolutionary Computation and the Processes of Life"

"What is Computation"