Informatics for a New Century: Computing Education for the 1990s and Beyond

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Technical Report

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Information technology and computer scinece have not only reshaped computation, communication and commerce; they have expanded the basic models and paradigms of many disciplines. Informatics education has obligations to all the communities that rely on information technology, not just the computing professionals. Serving this extended audience well requires changes in the content and presentation of computing curricula. This paper sketches the coming needs for information processing and analyzes the populations that will require informatics education. It considers curriculum requirements trhough two examples, one outside the tradional boundary of computer scinece and one inside.