Gordon Davies interview: Overview

Gordon Davies

On a separate page: Selected quotes from this interview

Brief background

Gordon Davies recently retired after forty years of teaching. He spent the last twenty years of his teaching career as part of the Faculty of Computing at The Open University in the U.K., where he led the development of one of the largest distance courses they had produced.

He has spent much time volunteering and working for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for example in helping to create ACM Professional Development Center and as part of the ACM Education Board. He has served on the Committee for Accreditation of the British Computer Society (BCS) (now renamed as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT) and was a member of the Joint Task Force for Computing Curricula 2001 and 2005.

In 2011, four years after this interview, Gordon Davies received the SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service with the citation “For many years of valuable and generous service to the computing education community including contributions through active membership on international committees, working groups, and conference program committees.”

Interview materials

This section includes the audio and transcript of the interview with Gordon Davies, conducted on June 26, 2007 in Dundee, Scotland by Barbara Boucher Owens.

Audio of interview [38 minutes]

PDF interview transcript
[12 pages, 497 transcribed lines of text]

Other information about Gordon Davies

Video clip: PC loaner program for distance learning students

  • Recorded June 2007
  • About 42 seconds; PDF transcript of video clip is located further down under the video
  • This video clip is also available on CEOHP’s YouTube channel