Jeffrey J. McConnell's
Professional Interests


My current professional interest is in computer science education (SIGCSE conference and SIGCSE organization) specifically the use of active and cooperative/group learning in CS. I have been publishing papers in this area, as well as giving workshops, presentations, and consultation. I'm interested in this because of the positive effect that I've seen this have on my students. In my classes, students are involved with the material and active participants in the learning process. They seem to be appreciating the enjoyment of learning. This has been rewarding to me. I am also rewarded when I hear all of the positive results that others who have attended presentations or workshops I've given report to me.

My other professional interests are Computer Graphics, Theory of Computation, Analysis of Algorithms, and Comparative Programming Languages. In the past, I was very active with ACM SIGGRAPH, The SIGGRAPH Education Committee, and Eurographics, the European Association for Computer Graphics, but no longer have any connections to these groups. I attended every SIGGRAPH conference between 1984 and 1997, and attended the Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Visualization Education between 1993 and 1995 (1993 - Barcelona, Spain; 1994 - Oslo, Norway; 1995 - Maastricht, The Netherlands).

All opinions represented on this page are mine. No assumption should be made based on these statements about Canisius College, the Canisius College Computer Science Department, or the Canisius College faculty, staff, and students.
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