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Google Summit: Integrating Technologies into the curriculum

Those interested in the development of the ACARA Digital Technologies curriculum might be interested in following the activity at Google’s upcoming summit on Integrating Technologies into the Curriculum. This promises to be a great event, with keynotes by leaders in the area, and discussions with some of the most innovative educators from across Australia. CSER will […]

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Female Participation in Computer Science

Gender equity in the Computer Science industry is a matter of international concern as numbers of women are declining from an already low base. A significant impediment to the growth of the Australian ICT industry (and indeed the international ICT industry) is the lack of gender inclusive participation, leading to cultural negativity, unfavourable perceptions of the […]

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Research Grant: Addressing the Challenges of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. K. Falkner, N. Falkner and R. Vivian, Google Research Contract ($65,000 + in-kind) (2013-2014)

Addressing the Challenges of the Digital Technologies Curriculum: MOOCs for Teacher Development, K. Falkner, N. Falkner and R. Vivian, Google Research Contract ($65,000 + in-kind) (2013-2014) This project will assist teachers in primary and secondary schools to meet the challenges introduced by the new Australian National Curriculum Digital Technologies curriculum. This project involves the development of […]

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SIGCSE 2014: Papers Accepted!

The CSER group has had several papers accepted for publication at next year’s SIGCSE conference, which will be held in Atlanta. It will be a fantastic opportunity to present some updates on previous work, as well as introducing some new areas of research that we have been exploring. The first paper follows up our previous […]

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Position Available: Software Developer

CSER has a position available over the summer break within the area of learning analytics. We are looking for someone with good programming skills, experience or interest in data visualisation, and good problem solving skills. Learning analytics involves analysing data from learning management systems, and online learning environments to identify trends or indicators of student behaviour. […]

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ACE 2014: The Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum: Challenge and Opportunity

The ACE conference is a fantastic conference for sharing ideas with our local CS education community.  I always learn so much when I attend, and so I am particularly pleased that our paper on the new Digital Technology curriculum in Australian has been accepted for the upcoming conference in Auckland next year. In this paper, […]

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HDR Poster Day

Today was our annual HDR Poster day, where all Masters and PhD students within the School of Computer Science present their work, and recent achievements. Well done, Tom and Thushari! Tom’s poster describes his research proposal – what can we learn from how we scaffold self-regulated learning in traditional learning environments to apply to online […]

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