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Usability Testing Update! OLT Innovation & Development Grant ID13-2658

We have been working on an OLT innovation and development grant led by Associate Professor Denise Wood titled, ‘An evidence-based approach to the design and redevelopment of inclusive technology enhanced learning environments‘. We nominated our first-year course ‘Introduction to Programming‘ to be involved in usability testing and redesign. Effective design for any course is important […]

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CSER papers in the Research in Learning Technology Special Issue

The special issue of Research in Learning Technology has been released with two papers by CSER members. The first is based on the work on MOOCs for teacher professional development in computing curriculum and Rebecca’s work on social media. The special issue is edited by Dr Steven Verjans, Dr Lesley Gourley and Dr Meg O’Reilly. […]

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Research Contract: Building Digital Technologies Capacity. K. Falkner and R. Vivian, Google Research Contract ($48,312) (2014-2015)

CSER are continuing their collaborative relationship with Google Australia and New Zealand in a research contract to develop further MOOC support for Australian primary school teachers for Foundation-6. In our previous collaboration, we developed the CSER MOOC Foundation-6, which provided a broad introduction to the forthcoming Digital Technologies Curriculum. The next offering of this MOOC […]

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Sponsorship Contract: Addressing the Challenge of the Digital Technologies Curriculum (Years 7&8). K. Falkner, R. Vivian, N. Falkner and C. Szabo, Digital Careers Sponsorship Agreement ($119,588) (2014-2015).

CSER have paired up with Digital Careers and Google in a sponsorship agreement to fund the development of a MOOC designed to support teachers of years 7 & 8 in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, building on our previous work in developing the CSER MOOC for Foundation-6. Digital Careers is a government funded initiative […]

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Dr Rebecca Vivian accepted to attend the Google Teacher Academy in September #GTAsyd

Dr Rebecca Vivian has been selected, among approximately 50 other educators, to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Sydney this September. The application process involved a series of short questions and the creation of a 1 minute video about moonshot thinking and Rebecca’s topic as being an Ambassador for Change. Participants are selected based on […]

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What’s Computer Science About? Solving for X…

Google’s STEM Outreach Manager, Sally-Ann Williams, has put together an awesome playlist called ‘CS + X’, which features many inspirational videos of people sharing how they are creating and using digital technologies to solve some great challenges or significant problems in society or their local context. This is a topic close to our hearts because […]

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Dr Nick Falkner attending a #HILT2014 course on Network Analysis & Visualisation

Nick is attending the┬áHumanities Intensive Learning and Teaching courses at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, #hilt2014, for the second year running. Last year, Nick attended Matt Jocker’s excellent course on R and this year Nick is attending Elijah Meek’s course on Network Analysis and Visualisation. This course will be a valuable contribution to […]

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