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AIED 2015: Educational Question Answering motivated by Question-Specific Concept Maps

Thushari Atapattu has had some more recent results from her thesis work accepted for publication in the upcoming AIED Conference. Question answering (QA) is the automated process of answering general questions submitted by humans in natural language. QA has previously been explored within the educational context to facilitate learning, however the majority of works have […]

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Enrol for the CSER edX MOOC “Think. Create. Code.”

You can enrol now for the AdelaideX MOOC “Think. Create. Code.”, for an April start! Have you ever wondered how you can create your own digital images and artwork? Are you curious about coding? Would you like to know what the buzzword “Computational Thinking” means? In this 6 week course, you will learn about Computational […]

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ITiCSE 2015: Initiatives to Increase Student Engagementin First Year ICT

There is widespread concern about lack of student engagement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses and the influence of this on learning outcomes, retention, and the student experience overall. Lack of engagement is particularly concerning for first year students, who are developing their study behaviours for the remainder of their degree programs. This study […]

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ITiCSE 2015: Task-Adapted Concept Map Scaffolding to Support Quizzes in an Online Environment

Recent results from Thushari’s thesis work on the use of concept maps, and partial, task-adapted concept maps in education have been accepted for publication at ITiCSE 2015. This paper investigates the effect of different forms of scaffolding techniques to support answering quizzes in an online learning environment. Concept maps which represent a course topic have […]

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ITiCSE 2015: Gender Gap in Academia: Perceptions of Female Computer Science Academics

The CSER group has begun a collaboration with colleagues working in the Gender Studies area, to better understand how gender influences our teaching and research environments within CS. The first results of this collaboration have been accepted for publication at ITiCSE 2015. Despite increased attention from Universities and Industry, the low representation of female students […]

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ITiCSE 2015: Using Learning Analytics to Visualise Computer Science Teamwork

The CSER group has recently developed a teamwork analytics dashboard, designed to assist lecturers in understanding how online collaborations are working (or not!), and to help them identify discussions and teams that require assistance. Recent work from this project, exploring the first use of the dashboard in a final year Computer Science course has been […]

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