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Monday, December 10 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Battling Algorithmic Evils: Metaphors be with you.

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We often hear about "big data," and we know computer programs are used to influence elections, persuade us to buy stuff, and make our lives more convenient. In this hands on session, participants will work in teams to solve a problem with an algorithm. We will look at real world social injustices that are made worse by inappropriate use of algorithms for data interpretation. Participants will leave with an improved understanding of how computer science can be introduced in ways that engage girls and students of color.

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Siri Anderson

Director of Graduate Education for Licensed Teachers, St. Catherine University
Long delighted by things shiny and new, I have been working technology into the classroom since the mid-90s when most online interaction was still just one step above pong. Now a died-in-the-wool online learning geek, I'm invested in digitally empowering social change through student... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm CST
Minnetonka - 4th