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Cooper S., Forbes J., Fox A., Hambrusch S., Ko A., & Simon B. (2016). The Importance of Computing Education Research: A white paper prepared for the Computing Community Consortium committee of the Computing Research Association.


Interest in computer science is growing. As a result, computer science (CS) and related departments are experiencing an explosive increase in undergraduate enrollments and unprecedented demand from other disciplines for learning computing. According to the 2014 CRA Taulbee Survey, the number of undergraduates declaring a computing major at Ph.D. granting departments in the US has increased 60% from 2011-2014 and the number of degrees granted has increased by 34% from 2008-2013.