Computer Science Colloquium
Time+Place : Thursday 29/12/2011 14:30 room 337-8 Taub  Bld.
Speaker    : Avi Cohen
Affiliation: Inspector -In-chief Computer Science & Information
             Technology, Ministry of Education, State of Israel
Host       : Yossi Gil
Title      : "Chamsa" and Computer Science
Abstract   :
What is education?  What we should teach or learn?
Why people debate about education?  What is computer science?
Why computer science is so important (if it is important) to society?
Short Bio:
Avi Cohen, has a B.Sc.T.E in electronic engineering  from Tel-Aviv
University and a  Ph.D. from Anglia Polytechnic University at the Ultarlab
UK.  Since 2001 he has specialized in instructional technology and Internet
studies (Stateless Programming).
Presently, he is the director and Inspector-in-chief of Computer Science and
Information Technology at the Ministry of Education in Israel. In this
capacity he is responsible for the Computer Science studies, curriculum,
matriculation exams, and authorization of CS teachers.
For the last 23 years he has been a high-school teacher in Computer Science
and Electronics Engineering. He wrote three textbooks for high-school
students (programming =96 CS0,1,2). Recently he has been teaching in the
Department of Information Science at Bar-Ilan University.
His primary research interests are XML Web Services and Web development, as
well as Internet stateless programming.
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