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Professor Paul Curzon delivers free computing online lectures during lockdown

Paul Curzon, Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, delivers online computing workshops for teachers during UK lockdown.

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During the recent UK lockdown due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Paul Curzon, Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, translated some of his face-to-face workshops for computing teachers into online versions.

The workshops were delivered on Zoom via the Teaching London Computing project which is supported by the IoC. The lectures proved to be very popular with teachers and saw around 60-70 attendees at each of the six workshops.

The talks which have been given so far are:

  • The Chocolate Turing Machine
  • Improving computing activities using Semantic Waves
  • The importance of dry running programs
  • Computational thinking: Searching to Speak
  • The Magic of Computer Science (parts 1 and 2)

It has been a great success and has even seen teachers attending the lectures from abroad, who would usually have been unable to attend the live in-person events.

You can access all the workshop’s slides, reading material and accompanying classroom activities and resources are linked from our Online Live Lectures page. Information about new talks will also be added after a well-deserved summer break.

All of the talks are recorded and are also being edited by Jo Brodie for our YouTube channel. You can access the video of the first talk, The Chocolate Turing Machine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soJ3FPvs7QI