Hello CS10K Community!

See anything different? Once again, we’re happy to announce improvements to the website.

We’ve worked for the past few weeks collecting feedback and consulting with active community members to bring changes that we hope will enhance your user experience. See below for an update on what’s new:

  • HelpSquad. This is our answer to the demand for crowdsourcing functionality from the CS10K Community. Think of it as the middle ground between Stackoverflow and CSTeachingTips. You will now be able to ask and answer member-generated questions, while creating a forum for new ideas, suggestions, and guidance. So check it out and be part of the HelpSquad! 
  • Search. Not sure the topic or title, but you know the author? We have added author’s name to the searchable functionality on the website. Members can now type author names to access a list of all resources attached to the identified community member. We hope this improvement enhances your ability to navigate the website.
  • Contact Me and Group Admin Emails. The CS10K Community’s email functionality has moved from plain text to HTML. Members will notice an improvement to system generated emails. Be sure to add CS10k@air.org to your address book so our messages will land in your inbox and not your spam folder.
  • Digest Emails. Not receiving updates regularly? Improvement have been made to digest emails, both in form and function. Members will have more control of what is received and how often it is received. To access, go to edit your profile and scroll down to the notifications section to choose how frequently you wish to receive updates.

As always, we welcome and encourage your feedback about any features you think could be added or improved. Each time we release new functionalities, we conduct usability testing to gather input from our members. If you’re interested in serving as a usability tester, please contact us at CS10K@air.org.  We will launch a fourth iteration after the summer. Participating in our usability tests is a great opportunity for you to inform the design decisions we make for the next iteration.

We hope you enjoy the site’s new features and continue to help us build a solid community of computer science educators and learners alike!