The 18th Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education, in-cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), is a forum for discussing the development of computing programs and curricula and for sharing innovative strategies and tools for teaching and learning in fields such as computer science, computer technology, and information systems.

WCCCE 2013 will take place on May 3rd, 2013 and is being hosted by the Department of Computer Science at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. The conference strives to bring together university and college educators, as well as industry and government representatives who have an interest in computing education.

Keynote: Speculations on the future of educational software tools

Keynote Speaker: Michael K├Âlling, University of Kent
Recipient of the 2013 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Keynote: Blowing up the grade book. What games have taught us about how to save our schools.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Haskell, Boise State University
Chris is actively piloting and developing groundbreaking alternative approaches to delivering and tracking learning with 3D GameLab, a game-based/quest-based learning management system.

Workshop: The game-based classroom: The complete quest-based approach to learning

Presenter: Chris Haskell

WCCCE 2013 will run in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). As part of this “in cooperation status” the proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Links to past conferences can be found at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/wccce/.

We look forward to hosting WCCCE 2013 and your participation in the conference!