Welcome to CAP Space, an interactive repository of Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy for associate-degree programs in computing. CAP Space is the home site of the ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC), which is devoted to advocacy and resources for computing education at associate-degree granting colleges and similar post-secondary institutions throughout the world.
We urge you to participate in our online communities, to contact us and to become a CCECC Affiliate.
Approved: An ACM Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum in Information Technology
The ACM CCECC, at the direction of the ACM Education Board, convened a task force of subject matter experts from both academe and industry to define the core IT learning outcomes and the accompanying assessment rubrics which should be common to all associate-degree IT programs. The report, now finalized and approved, embeds these core IT competencies into an expanded volume of IT curricular guidance which includes the opportunity for faculty at individual institutions to identify course examples and for industry representatives to identify themselves as champions of such competencies. This new ACM competency model will be available in the ACM Digital Library in the near future.
The ACM CCECC has presented the ACM Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum in Information Technology at several venues including the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies (MPICT) Winter ICT Educator Conference on January 6, 2014. You can find a video of this presentation on the MPICT YouTube channel.
If you would like to map your institution's IT programs (associate degrees, tracks, or certificates) to the new competency model, simply complete the process for correlating courses in your programs with the newly-defined set of IT Core Competencies. Visit http://capspace.org/correlation/ to take advantage of this opportunity!
ACM Survey on Computing Programs in Community Colleges
The ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges is conducting a brief survey on the computing programs currently being offered in community colleges. We appreciate your time in responding to our four quick questions and we urge you to identify your programs via this survey!
The CCECC will be disseminating materials at the following upcoming conferences: