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Curriculum Knowledge Base - Tahoe Retreat

Curriculum Knowledge Base - Tahoe Retreat

Some members of the Curriculum Knowledge Base meet in Lake Tahoe to hammer out the taxonomy structure. November, 2005. Standing: Cary laxer, Lew Hitchner, Tony Alley, Susan Gold. Seated: Joe Geigel. Jenny Orr, Tereza Flaxman, Bary Pollack.

In the recent past, the Curriculum Knowledge Base Group has been sponsor to two projects: the Curriculum for Visualization, completed by Gitta Domik (Universität Paderborn, Germany) last year, and the Curriculum Knowledge Base project. The Curriculum Knowledge Base Working Group has been especially active in the last year, with meetings held concurrently with the 2005 and 2006 SIGGRAPH Conferences and 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. There was little time to talk about where we go from here with the knowledge base. Of course, we plan to get a copy posted to the SIGGRAPH Education Web site soon, and also plan to submit it to CGEMS. Cary Laxer (Rose-Hulman) and Jenny Orr (Willamette University) are presenting it at CGE 06, the Computer Graphics Educators workshop in Vienna, in early September. We also have Working Group members discussing connections to the K-12 community. We will continue to research options and the Curriculum Knowledge Base Group will review options and report back to the Director for Education.

Curriculum Knowledge Base Report

This report was presented to a highly-receptive audience at the SIGGRAPH 2006 Educators Program in Boston.

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