Miami, May 13, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) is part of an inaugural cohort of 22 colleges and universities that collaborated to create the Teaching Responsible Computing Playbook, a playbook with lessons learned on how schools can update curricula to help students bring ethics and a holistic view of society to the design of technology products.
The Playbook is a collection of learnings and best practices gleaned from the first two years of a three-year Responsible Computer Science Challenge (RCSC) initiative led by the Mozilla Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies . The RCSC has provided $3.5M in grants to 19 colleges and universities to conceptualize, develop, and pilot curricula that integrate ethics with undergraduate computer science training.
Higher education institutions may utilize the Playbook to integrate responsibility and ethics into their computing curricula, ultimately driving a cultural shift in the tech industry and building a healthier internet. Its launch comes at a critical time when computer science education is booming, with a 300 percent rise in bachelor’s in computer science enrollment between 2009 and 2019.
The Playbook is divided into twenty section, including Service Learning and Engaging with Industry, with input by Professor George Gabb from MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology (EnTec); Antonio Delgado, dean of Engineering, Technology and Design at MDC; and Joshua Young, director of MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy (iCED).
“We are very excited to have MDC faculty and changemaking staff engaged in the development of this unique playbook led by Mozilla,” Dean Delgado said. “MDC is committed to engaging computer science students in responsible computing and social impact projects.”
For more information about MDC’s engagement on the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, visit https://www.mdc.edu/entec/grants/mozilla.aspx.