Profile

Charles Severance

Associate Professor

Bio

Charles Severance (a.k.a. Dr. Chuck -&nbsp; <a href="http://www.dr-chuck.com/">www.dr-chuck.com</a>) is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where he teaches various technology-oriented courses including programming, database design, and Web development. Chuck has written a number of books including <a href="http://appenginelearn.com/">Using Google App Engine</a> <span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span> <a href="http://www.pythonlearn.com/">Python for Informatics</a> <span>. His research field is in the building of learning management systems such as Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, ANGEL, and others. He was the chief architect for the&nbsp;</span> <a href="http://www.sakaiproject.org/" title="Link: http://www.sakaiproject.org/">Sakai Project</a> <span>, a learning management system used at about 300 schools worldwide and wrote the book,&nbsp;</span> <a href="http://www.dr-chuck.com/sakai-book">Sakai:Free as in Freedom</a> <span>&nbsp;that describes his experiences as one of the leaders of the project. In the mid-1990s he was the host of&nbsp;</span> <i>Internet:TCI</i> <span>, a national television talk show about the Internet that ran for several years on the TCI cable system. Some of the videos used in this class will come from that television program. He is currently a columnist for the&nbsp;</span> <i>IEEE Computer Magazine</i> <span>&nbsp;and writes a monthly column called "Computing Conversations" that features video interviews with famous technology leaders and innovators. The course will also include some videos from those columns and interviews.</span> <br>

Courses

Python Data Structures

Internet History, Technology, and Security

JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)

Using Databases with Python

Building Web Applications in PHP

Building Database Applications in PHP

Internet History, Technology, and Security

Internet History, Technology, and Security

The Internet and You

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Programming for Everybody (Python)

Capstone: Retrieving, Processing, and Visualizing Data with Python

Using Python to Access Web Data