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In Bulgaria, Reneta Barneva gives keynote talk at conference
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Department of Computer and Information Sciences Chair Reneta Barneva gave the keynote talk, "Education in Computer Science and the Role of the Teacher in the Environment of Open Educational Resources," at the 6th ESRI Conference "The Education and Scientific Research in the Information Society" which was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on May 30 and 31. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Development of Information Society, The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski."

Open Educational Resources (OER) are a new phenomenon that may significantly impact higher education and the occupation of university professors. OER have a number of advantages, including adaptive learning and an automatic analysis of the learning process data that may lead to improvement of the curriculum. Dr. Barneva examined the current state-of-the-art in higher education and the related problems. She shared her reflections on the impact of the new means on education in general and on the education in computer science and its specifics, in particular.

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