School talk:Computer science

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Let's DO Something[edit]

It appears a lot of this material hasn't been updated or really touched for quite a while (2009 it seems the discussion ended), so I'm going to start developing the school into something accessible to the general public rather than the cryptic mess it is right now, while adding to advanced resources. My goal is to make the school a continuous resource for every level. Your help is appreciated. joshua.thomas.bird 07:58, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

If past history is any indication, I'd say work on one lesson/topic/session at a time. If you want to develop a course or a learning path, go ahead, but flesh each section out and then continue on. We literally have thousands of stub learning resources that were part of someone's "grand plan" to rule the machines, but never quite got off the drawing board. Having said that, of course, go forth and BE BOLD and build your learning resources. I'll do my best to assist. Historybuff 08:17, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
I am just starting with Computer Science, however I have started refurbishing the Introductory Courses. We should organize soon. Fabianhjr 19:27, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Although I have not seen anybody updating this material in a while, I have been building up some courses and agree this landing page could lend itself a bit more to readability. Is anybody still editing this that would want to working on building a more unified department page? Azotochtli (talk) 21:22, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

strategy wikimedia - Proposal:Sugar-in-VirtualBox as a browser plugin[edit]

Please see Proposal:Sugar-in-VirtualBox as a browser plugin, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 18:47, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Department and Fields Organization[edit]

I propose we copycat the Wikipedia template on Computer Science. Fabianhjr 21:20, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Done! See it here Fabianhjr 23:35, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Layout[edit]

Hello! Seems like nobody has been here in a while, so I took the liberty of organizing the layout of the page (without modifying the content). Please feel free to revert or change whatever you want. I think there should be an effort to reduce the amount of information on the front page, or at least condense it into a unified form (learning paths/courses? departments/special departments/possible departments?). Azotochtli (talk) 14:13, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Tasks Page[edit]

Hello. I made a main list of help needed on a help page. Please feel free to add on to or delete this content as needed. Azotochtli (talk) 14:29, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Response to quality review[edit]

I think that there should be an effort to respond to the quality review this department received. School:Computer_Science/quality. Anybody who wants to help should try to fix the points addressed (considering we got a 0%). Azotochtli (talk) 13:52, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Unofficial Degree[edit]

I added a page for receiving an unofficial degree. This is a list of core classes in CS (see talk on that page for more information). I think those courses should be the main focus of editing and contribution. -- Azotochtli (talk) 18:10, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate the sentiment behind including a list of courses that would be common to a CS degree, but I'm having a hard time with the description of "required" in a completely elective environment such as Wikiversity. I would like to see "required" changed to "recommended". I'd also prefer to see these courses described as "core courses" rather than as an unofficial degree. The quality of the content so far isn't quite to the point where I would want someone to think they've earned equivalency if this is all they've mastered. -- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 03:38, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
I totally agree. Good choice. Azotochtli (discusscontribs) 17:25, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

related business topics[edit]

Perhaps this school could have lessons, departments and/or resources that would help learners to understand the business aspects of computer science, whether it is related to finding a job, being a consultant, starting a tech start-up and/or so on and so forth. Michael Ten (talk) 20:56, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

That sounds like a great contribution. So far I mainly have organized the sections of courses in the course listing page. I would start by making a new section there and putting some courses under that - if the courses don't exist you can make a redlink and have someone else build them or begin building them yourself. If you have an idea on how to change the organization other than through the course listing page please feel free to be bold and do what you think would work well. Azotochtli (discusscontribs) 17:28, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

"Entrances" and "Buildings"[edit]

Although I think the contributor had the right sentiment, I find the digital "buildings" and "entrances" to be confusing and clutter the department which has little enough content to begin with. (If you don't know what I am talking about, look on the navigation bar on the upper right on the department page). I think we should remove them. Anybody else feel this way? Azotochtli (discusscontribs) 17:32, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

YesY Done -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:41, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Unification with Computer_science_program[edit]

There is another computer science department thing over here Computer_science_program. Someone should work to unify these. So much of the computer science content is scattered across wikiversity. They should all be sewn together and redundant pages removed. Azotochtli (discusscontribs) 17:49, 24 February 2013 (UTC)