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Research Contract: Supporting teachers to assess student learning in K-10 Computer Science, ESA (2016-2018)

K-10 Computer Science (CS) Education is a new domain with very limited resourcing in respect of assessment. The Australian Digital Technologies and Learning Forum (2015) acknowledged assessment as a critical area for further work, and our recent review of available K-12 Computer Science education resources identified that assessment was one key area where resource development was required […]

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Research Grant: Automated Analysis of MOOC Discussion Content to Support Personalised Learning, K. Falkner, Google MOOC Focused Research Awards. ($50,000 US) (2015-2016)

Research Grant: Automated Analysis of MOOC Discussion Content to Support Personalised Learning, K. Falkner, Google MOOC Focused Research Awards. ($50,000 US) (2015-2016) Discussion forums or communities form a significant component of many MOOCs and the interaction between MOOC participants is essential in assisting their learning. However, participants reportedly struggle with the overwhelming abundance of information and the […]

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Research Contract: Coding Across the Curriculum – Curriculum Mapping and Analysis. K. Falkner and R. Vivian. ($77,889) (2015)

Research Contract: Coding Across the Curriculum – Curriculum Mapping and Analysis. K. Falkner and R. Vivian. ($77,889) (2015) This research project involves the development of a semi-systematic review to identify, categorise and assess available offline and online computer science resources for students and teachers that are suitable for use with the Technologies learning area. We […]

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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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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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Survey – Community Perceptions on Capabilities required to Learn How to Code

The CSER group is conducting a study into community perceptions on required learner capabilities and characteristics for learning to code. We are inviting members of the community to participate in a short survey to gather community perceptions about this topic – the survey should take only 5-10 minutes to complete. Recently, we have seen a […]

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Student Projects: Semester 2

The CSER Group has a range of student projects available for students undertaking project courses in Semester 2. If you are studying your MCS, MSE, Honours, BCS(Advanced) or other project courses, then please check our the projects that are available on this page.  

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Research Grant: Improving Gender Equity in Computer Science and ICT. Dr A. Szorenyi and A/Prof K. Falkner, HUMSS Faculty Research Centre Competitive Funding Scheme ($4,985) (2014)

Improving Gender Equity in Computer Science and ICT, Dr A. Szorenyi and A/Prof K. Falkner, HUMSS Faculty Research Centre Competitive Funding Scheme ($4,985) (2014) CSER is excited to be continuing our collaboration with the School of Gender Studies and Social Analysis in gaining a better understanding as to students’ perceptions of ICT and Computer Science, […]

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Research Grant: Experiences of first year students in ICT courses

Experiences of first year students in ICT courses: best practices in teaching introductory programming in ICT courses, A/Prof J. Sheard, Dr M. Morgan, Dr M. Butler, A/Prof K. Falkner, Dr A. Weerasinghe, Simon, ACDICT ALTA Commissioned Good Practice Report ($14,937) (2014) CSER is working with colleagues from across Australia on an ALTA commissioned report exploring […]

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