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Computers and Education: A comprehensive text analysis of lecture slides to generate concept maps

Final results from Thushari Atapattu’s thesis have been accepted for publication in Computers and Education: Thushari Atapattu, Katrina Falkner, and Nickolas Falkner. 2017. A comprehensive text analysis of lecture slides to generate concept maps. Comput. Educ. 115, C (December 2017), 96-113. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2017.08.001 Current instructional methods widely support verbal learning through linear and sequential teaching […]

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Dr Vivian presents STEM Fellowship Report at Sydney Launch

On the 30th of March, 2017, a room full of leaders in business, education, and STEM organisations gathered to hear the latest findings from Dr Vivian and Ms Chapman’s international STEM Fellowship Report. In 2016, two Barbara Cail STEM Fellowships were made available nationally, funded by the Australian Government (Office for Women, Department of the Prime […]

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ITiCSE 2017: Strategies for Maintaining Academic Integrity in First-Year Computing Courses

A follow on paper from our ALTA-funded project exploring the learning and teaching of introductory programming within Australian Universities has been accepted for publication at ITiCSE 2017. Judy Sheard, Simon, Matthew Butler, Katrina Falkner, Michael Morgan and Amali Weerasinghe, Strategies for Maintaining Academic Integrity in First-Year Computing Courses. Accepted for ITiCSE 2017. Safeguarding academic integrity is an […]

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ITiCSE 2017: Silence, Words, or Grades: The Effects of Lecturer Feedback in Multi-Revision Assignments

A project led by Claudia Szabo and Nick Falkner has been accepted for ITiCSE 2017. Claudia Szabo and Nick Falkner, Silence, Words, or Grades: The Effects of Lecturer Feedback in Multi-Revision Assignments. Accepted for ITiCSE 2017. Detailed in-depth feedback on programming assignments is beneficial because it identifies specific software design and development aspects that students […]

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ITiCSE 2017: Understanding the Effects of Intervention on Computer Science Student Behaviour in On-line Forums

Work resulting from a CSER student project, led by Daniel La Vista, has been accepted for ITICSE 2017. Daniel La Vista, Nickolas Falkner and Claudia Szabo, Understanding the Effects of Intervention on Computer Science Student Behaviour in On-line Forums. Accepted for ITiCSE 2017.  

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ITiCSE 2017: Identifying Domain-Specific Cognitive Strategies For Software Engineering

CSER PHD student, Shifa Haidry, is exploring how we can scaffold the development of self-regulated learning skills specific to Software Engineering. Shifa has had a paper accepted at ITiCSE that describes her initial work in surveying self-regulated learning strategies that are specific to Software Engineering, and initial results from here scaffolding experiments. Shifa-E-Zehra Haidry, Katrina […]

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Latice 2017: Supporting Computational Thinking Development in K-6

A paper exploring the activity-basis of our CSER Foundations-6 MOOC has been accepted for Latice 2017. This paper provides an overview of the MOOC content, exploring examples of what computational thinking can look like within a K-6 context. Katrina Falkner, Rebecca Vivian and Nickolas Falkner, Supporting Computational Thinking Development in K-6. Accepted for Latice 2017. This […]

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Latice 2017: Directing Teacher Focus in Computer Science Online Learning Environments

Work from one of our previous CSER student projects, led by Katrina Le and Hamid Tarmazdi, has been accepted for publication at Latice 2017. This work explores how text processing techniques  can be used to assist educators in identifying students who need assistance, by identifying unanswered questions, or questions that are expressing strong emotion, and […]

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Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management: Broadening participation not border protection: how universities can support women in Computer Science

A new paper on our research collaboration with the Department of Gender Studies and Social Sciences has been accepted for the Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management. Our collaboration explores how we can better understand the issue of gender diversity in Computer Science, and how we can make changes in our educational environments to approach more equal […]

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ACE 2017: Increasing Diversity and Engagement in Computer Science Education: International best practices in an Australasian context

As part of Rebecca Vivian’s Barbara Cail STEM Fellowship, we are holding a series of workshops to share early insights and gather feedback from our local context. We are running a workshop as part of the upcoming ACE conference, and it would be great to see many people there to help discuss this important and […]

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