Harvard approves joint CS50 venture

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CS50 is coming to Yale.

Harvard authorized the joint venture — in which students at Yale will view dwell or archived lectures of the well-known Harvard computer science program — The Harvard Crimson reported Tuesday evening.

Even though students will watch the lectures from afar, they will participate in sections and office hours in New Haven, David Malan, who teaches the course, stated in the course of a CS50 lecture at Harvard on Monday.

Harvard’s approval was the final phase in the approach of approving the joint venture, following Yale faculty voted overwhelmingly to bring the program to New Haven earlier this month. Following Harvard’s approval, computer science department chair Joan Feigenbaum stated, Yale will introduce the program for the first time in Fall 2015.

Malan advised the Crimson that pc science and mechanical engineering professor Brian Scassellati will perform to create a program akin to the well-liked Harvard course. Scassellati and Yale will also recruit teaching fellows and course assistants for the Yale version of CS50. Feigenbaum explained earlier this month that the instruction for these assistants will start in Spring 2015.

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