Include college seniors in intro courses by having them write blog posts reviewing interesting developments in information technology to engage intro CS students.

  • The seniors can choose the topics of the blog posts based on what they think the other students will be interested in.
    • You may want to interview potential bloggers to make sure a good fit for this position.
    • Posts should cover interesting things happening in the tech world without product reviews or containing much technical language.
  • Intro CS students who read these blogs are more likely to continue taking CS courses over time.
  • Check out these sample blog posts by seniors from Illinois State University!

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Interview with Kenton Machina