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A/Prof Katrina Falkner & Dr Nick Falkner currently at ITiCSE’14 in Uppsala

A/Prof Katrina Falkner and Dr Nick Falkner are at #ITiCSE14, presenting on behalf of CSER, a paper about computer science students’ discipline-specific Self-Regulated Learning strategies! For keynote and presentation updates, Nick is live-blogging at: http://nickfalkner.wordpress.com 

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Book: Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning

Building on a long-standing collaboration in the area of Puzzle-based Learning, Nick Falkner’s book, A Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning, co-authored with colleagues from Baldwin Wallace University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Adelaide, is now available from the publisher site, Springer. E.F. Meyer, N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi and Z. Michalewicz. Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based […]

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A/Prof Katrina Falkner & Prof Tim Bell visit Tasmania for Teacher workshops

A/Prof Katrina Falkner and Prof Tim Bell (from New Zealand, CS Unplugged developer) have been invited to Tasmania in early July by the Catholic Education Office & TASITE to work with teachers on the introduction of Digital Technologies into the curriculum. In the workshops Katrina and Tim provide teachers with the opportunity to gain confidence and […]

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On-campus Digital Technologies Workshop for Primary and Pre-Service Teachers

CSER are working with the School’s CS4HS outreach team to run a free 2-day workshop on July 7th and 8th 2014 for both pre-service and primary teachers. In the workshop, participants will: Have a hands-on experience with new and easily adopted computing resources and lesson plans Learn about and use a range of visual programming tools including Scratch, […]

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ACE 2015 – Call For Papers

CSER are excited to be involved in the next ACE conference, with A/Prof Katrina Falkner co-Chair for 2015. The Call for Papers for the next ACE conference is below. The Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE) (http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/ace2015/) is a conference on research and innovation in computing education in its various aspects, at all levels and in […]

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A/Prof Katrina Falkner presents at EduTech

A/Prof Katrina Falkner presented the latest information on the CSER Digital Technologies MOOC at the recent EduTech Conference, 3-4th June. We currently have over 1300 teachers from across Australia enrolled in the course, and are busy processing the final details and assessment towards course completion!

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EDM 2014: Acquisition of Triples of Knowledge from Lecture Notes: A Natural Language Processing Approach

Thushari Atapattu has had some of the final results from her PhD work accepted for publication at EDM. In this work, Thushari has been applying NLP techniques to extract concept maps from lecture notes (i.e. PPT), which can then be used in a variety of educational activities to help students form correct mental models of […]

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