The Curriculum Knowledge Base Group has been sponsor to two projects: the Curriculum for Visualization, initially completed by Gitta Domik (Universität Paderborn, Germany) in 2005, and the Curriculum Knowledge Base project. The Curriculum Knowledge Base Working Group held meetings concurrently with the 2005 and 2006 SIGGRAPH Conferences with a mid-year meeting at Sierra Nevada College. The proposed knowledge base for the computer graphics discipline was streamlined, and this revised structure was presented to an Educators' Program forum during the 2006 SIGGRAPH Conference. The presentation was very well received and a good deal of helpful feedback was collected from attendees. Immediately after the Conference, Working Group members set about modifying the knowledge base to reflect this input; with the aid of four SIGGRAPH members from the international community of CG educators: Frederico Figueiredo, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal, Frank Hanisch, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, Ayumi Miyai, Computer Graphic Arts Society, Japan, and Rejane Spitz, PUC-Rio, Brazil.
The result, we believe, is a clearer and further streamlined document.Cary Laxer (Rose-Hulman) and Jenny Orr (Willamette University) have presented it at CGE 06, the Computer Graphics Educators workshop in Vienna, in early September 2006. Connections to the K-12 community have been discussed by the Working Group members.
This report was presented to a highly-receptive audience at the SIGGRAPH 2006 Educators Program in Boston.