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Computational Empowerment

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Computational Empowerment. / Dindler, Christian; Iversen, Ole Sejer; Caspersen, Michael E.; Smith, Rachel Charlotte.

Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing. ed. / Siu-Cheung Kong; Hal Abelson. MIT Press, 2022.

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Harvard

Dindler, C, Iversen, OS, Caspersen, ME & Smith, RC 2022, Computational Empowerment. in S-C Kong & H Abelson (eds), Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing. MIT Press.

APA

Dindler, C., Iversen, O. S., Caspersen, M. E., & Smith, R. C. (2022). Computational Empowerment. In S-C. Kong, & H. Abelson (Eds.), Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing MIT Press.

CBE

Dindler C, Iversen OS, Caspersen ME, Smith RC. 2022. Computational Empowerment. Kong S-C, Abelson H, editors. In Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing. MIT Press.

MLA

Dindler, Christian et al. "Computational Empowerment". and Kong, Siu-Cheung Abelson, Hal (editors). Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing. MIT Press. 2022.

Vancouver

Dindler C, Iversen OS, Caspersen ME, Smith RC. Computational Empowerment. In Kong S-C, Abelson H, editors, Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing. MIT Press. 2022

Author

Dindler, Christian ; Iversen, Ole Sejer ; Caspersen, Michael E. ; Smith, Rachel Charlotte. / Computational Empowerment. Computational Thinking Education in K-12: Artificial Intelligence Literacy and Physical Computing. editor / Siu-Cheung Kong ; Hal Abelson. MIT Press, 2022.

Bibtex

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