Publications

2017

Dee Michell, Anna Szorenyi, Katrina Falkner & Claudia Szabo, Broadening participation not border protection: how universities can support women in Computer Science. Accepted for the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.

N. Falkner, C. Szabo and K. Falkner, Formal Forum Triage: Towards the Strategic Selection of Responses to Student Discussion Forums, Accepted for Learning @ Scale 2017, April 2017.

Thushari Atapattu and Katrina Falkner, Discourse Analysis to Improve the Effective Engagement of MOOC Videos, Accepted for the 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, March 2017.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner and C. Szabo, Broadening Participation in Computer Science: Key Strategies from International Findings, Accepted for SIGCSE 2017, March 2017 (Special Session).

K. Falkner, R. Vivian, N. Falkner and S. Williams. Reflecting on Three Offerings of a Community-Centric MOOC for K-6 Computer Science Teachers, Accepted for SIGCSE 2017, March 2017.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner, C.Szabo and S. Williams, Increasing Diversity and Engagement in Computer Science Education: International best practices in an Australasian context. Presented at ACE 2017, 31st January-3rd February (Workshop).

2016

K. Falkner, N. Falkner, C. Szabo and R. Vivian. Applying Validated Pedagogy to MOOCs: An Introductory Programming Course with Media Computation. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2016), July 2016.

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner, and H. Tarmazdi. Topic-wise Classification of MOOC Discussions: A Visual Analytics Approach. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016), June-July 2016.

T. Atapattu and K. Falkner. A Framework for Topic Generation and Labeling from MOOC Discussions. In Proceedings of the Third ACM Conference on Learning@Scale (L@S’2016), April, 2016. Available for download here.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner, N. Falkner and H. Tarmazdi. A Method to Analyse Computer Science Students’ Teamwork in Online Collaborative Learning Environments. ACM Transactions in Computing Education, 16(2), 7:1-28, February 2016. Available for download here.

2015

K. Falkner and R. Vivian. A Review of Computer Science Resources for Learning and Teaching with K-12 Computing Curricula: An Australian Case Study. Computer Science Education, 25(4):390-429, December 2015. Available for download here.

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner. An Evaluation Methodology for Concept Maps Mined from Lecture Notes: An Educational Perspective. In Computer Supported Education, volume 510 of the series Communications and Information Science, 6th International Conference, CSEDU 2014, Barcelona, Spain, April 1-3, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, pp 68-83, December 2015.  Available for download here.

H. Tarmazdi, R. Vivian, C. Szabo, K. Falkner and N. Falkner. Using Learning Analytics to Visualise Computer Science Teamwork. 20th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2015). Available for download here.

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Task-Adapted Concept Map Scaffolding to Support Quizzes in an Online Environment. 20th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2015). Available for download here.

J. Sheard, M. Morgan, M. Butler, K. Falkner, Simon, A. Weerasinghe. Initiatives to Increase Student Engagementin First Year ICT. 20th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2015). Available for download here.

K. Falkner, C. Szabo, D. Michell, A. Szorenyi and S. Thyer. Gender Gap in Academia: Perceptions of Female Computer Science Academics. 20th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2015). Available for download here.

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Educational Question Answering motivated by Question-Specific Concept Maps. 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015. (Best Paper Nomination) Available for download here.

C. Szabo, Novice Code Understanding Strategies During a Software Maintenance Assignment, 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, Education Track, May 2015. Available for download here.

K. Falkner, C. Szabo, R. Vivian and N. Falkner, Evolution of Software Development Strategies, 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, Education Track, May 2015. Available for download here.

R. Vivian, H. Tarmazdi, K. Falkner, N. Falkner & C. Szabo, The Development of A Dashboard Tool for Visualising Online Teamwork Discussions, 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, Education Track, May 2015. Available for download here.

K. Falkner, R. Vivian, & N. Falkner, Teaching Computational Thinking in K-6: The CSER Digital Technologies MOOC, Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27th-30th January, 2015. PDF available here.

J. Sheard, M. Morgan, M. Butler, K. Falkner, A. Weerasinghe and Simon, Assessment in First Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice, Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27th-30th January, 2015. PDF available here.

M. Morgan, J. Sheard, M. Butler, K. Falkner, A. Weerasinghe and Simon, Teaching in First Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice, Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27th-30th January, 2015. PDF available here.

M. Butler, J. Sheard, M. Morgan, K. Falkner, A. Weerasinghe and Simon, Understanding the Teaching Context of First year ICT Education in Australia, Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27th-30th January, 2015. PDF available here.

M. Bower and K. Falkner, Computational Thinking, the Notional Machine, and research opportunities, Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27th-30th January, 2015. PDF available here.

2014

R. Vivian, K. Falkner & C. Szabo, Can Everybody Learn to Code? Computer Science Community Perceptions About Learning the Fundamentals of Programming, Koli Calling Conference, Koli, Finland, 20th-23rd November, 2014. Available for download here.

C.Szabo, K. Falkner & N. Falkner, Experiences in Course Design using Neo-Piagetian Theory,  Koli Calling Conference, Koli, Finland, 20th-23rd November, 2014. Available for download here.

N. Falkner & K. Falkner, “Whither, Badges?” or “Wither, Badges!”: A Metastudy of Badges in Computer Science Education to Clarify Effects, Significance and Influence, Koli Calling Conference, Koli, Finland, 20th-23rd November, 2014. Available for download here.

R. Vivian, A. Barnes, R. Geer  &  D. Wood, The Academic Journey and Experience of University Students on Facebook: An Analysis of Informal Academic-Related Activity Over a Semester. In Research in Learning Technology , The Journal of the Association for Learning Technology. Special Issue, Riding Giants: How to Innovate and Educate Ahead of the Wave: Proceedings altc2014, S, Verjans & G. Wilson (eds), ALT, UK. Open access publication available here.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner, N. Falkner, Addressing the Challenges of a New Digital Technologies Curriculum: MOOCs as a Scalable Solution for Teacher Professional Development. In Research in Learning Technology, The Journal of the Association for Learning Technology. Special Issue, Riding Giants: How to Innovate and Educate Ahead of the Wave: Proceedings altc2014, S, Verjans & G. Wilson (eds), ALT, UK. Open access publication available here.

E.F. Meyer, N. Falkner, R. Sooriamuthi and Z. Michalewicz. Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning. Springer, 343p, 2014. Publisher Website.

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Acquisition of Triples of Knowledge from Lecture Notes: A Natural Language Processing Approach. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM), July 2014. PDF available here.

K. Falkner, R. Vivian and N. Falkner, Identifying Computer Science Self-Regulated Learning Strategies. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), June 2014. Available for download here.

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Evaluation of Concept Importance in Concept Maps Mined from Lecture Notes: Computer vs Human. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), April, 2014. (Nominated for Best Paper Award).

K. Falkner & R. Vivian, Neo-piagetian Forms of Reasoning in Software Development Process Construction. In Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC), April 7-10, Sydney 2014.

N. Falkner, R. Vivian, D. Piper and K. Falkner, Increasing the Effectiveness of Automated Assessment By Increasing Marking Granularity and Feedback Units. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2014), March, 2014. View.

C. Szabo and K. Falkner, Neo-Piagetian Theory as a Guide to Curriculum Analysis. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2014), March, 2014. View.

C. Szabo, Evaluating GameDevTycoon for Teaching Software Engineering.  In Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2014), March, 2014. View.

C. Szabo, Student Projects Are Not Throwaways: Teaching Practical Software Maintenance in a Software Engineering Course. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2014), March, 2014. View. (Best Paper Award)

K. Falker, R. Vivian and N. Falkner, The Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum: Challenge and Opportunity. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 20th-23rd January, 2014. View. (Commendation)

2013

R. Vivian, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Computer science students’ causal attributions for successful and unsuccessful outcomes in programming assignments. In Proceedings of Koli Calling, Finland, November 2013. View.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Analysing computer science students’ teamwork role adoption in an online self-organised teamwork activity. In Proceedings of Koli Calling, Finland, November 2013. View.

N. Falkner, K. Falkner and R. Vivian, Computer Science Education: the First Threshold Concept. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LATICE 2013), March 2013. View.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Building consensus: students’ cognitive and metacognitive activities during wiki construction. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LATICE 2013), March 2013. View.

K. Falkner, N. Falkner and R. Vivian, Neo-Piagetian Forms of Reasoning in Software Development Process Construction. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LATICE 2013), March 2013. View.

K. Falkner, N. Falkner and R. Vivian, Collaborative Learning and Anxiety: A Phenomenographic Study of Collaborative Learning Activities. In Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2013), March, 2013.

K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Designing and Supporting Collaborative Learning Activities. Special Session. In Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2013), March, 2013. View.

T. Haig, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Visualisation of Learning Management System Usage for Early Detection of Students At Risk of Failure in Computer Science Courses. In Proceedings of ACE 2013 : The Australasian Computing Education Conference, January-February, 2013.

2012

N. Falkner and K. Falkner, Teaching Tools as Teaching Tools: Contextualised Authentic Learning Examples. In Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), 3-5th December, 2012. PDF

K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Supporting and Structuring “Contributing Student Pedagogy” in Computer Science Curricula. Computer Science Education, 22(4):413-443, December 2012. PDF

T, Atapattu, Automated Generation of Practice Questions from Semi-Structured Lecture NotesIn Proceedings of the Ninth International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2012), pp 153-154,  September 10-12, 2012. PDF

N. Falkner and K. Falkner, A Fast Measure for Identifying At-Risk Students in Computer Science. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2012), pp 55-62, September 10-12, 2012. PDF

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Automated Extraction of Semantic Concepts from Semi-Structured Data: Supporting Computer-based Education through the Analysis of Lecture Notes. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2012), pp 161-175, September 3-6, 2012. PDF

K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Integrating Communication Skills into the Computer Science Curriculum. In Proceedings of SIGCSE 2012, February 29-March 3, Raleigh, USA, 2012. PDF

K. Falkner, “Embedding Communication Skills in the Study of the Discipline.” New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands. IGI Global, 2012. pp 94-114. Chapter download

2011

K. Falkner, Engaging Large First Year Classes. In S. Grainger and C. Kestell (Eds), Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing, 534pp, October 2011.

K. Falkner, First Year Experience. In S. Grainger and C. Kestell (Eds), Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing, 534pp, October 2011.

N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi and Z. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning: The first three years. In S. Grainger and C. Kestell (Eds), Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing, 534pp, October 2011.

K. Falkner, Integrating Communications Skills with Discipline Content. In ergo, 2(1):5-14, February 2011. PDF

2010

K. Falkner and K. Le Lievre, From student to teacher: building professional development resources for sessional teaching staff. In Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE 2010), Sydney, Australia, December 2010.PDF

K. Le Lievre and K. Falkner, A change of direction: helping postgraduate students become effective sessional teachers. In Proceedings of the 5th Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference (ERGA 2010), Adelaide, Australia, September 2010, pp 52.

N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi and Z. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning for Engineering and Computer Science, IEEE Computer, Vol.43, No.4, April 2010, pp. 20 – 28. PDF

B. Alexander and C. Izu, Engaging Weaker Programmers in Problem Solving, IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCON, April 2010. PDF

2009

K. Falkner, Engaging Large First Year Classes. In Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE 2009), Adelaide, Australia, December 2009. PDF

N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi, and Z. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning: The first experiences, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, 6 – 9 December 2009.

K. Falkner, Integrating Communication Skills with Discipline Content. In Proceedings of the 4th Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, (ERGA 2009), Adelaide, Australia, September 2009, pp 18.

K. Falkner and E. Palmer, Developing Authentic Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Computing Classes. In Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2009), March 2009, Chattanooga, TN, USA. (Also in SIGCSE Bulletin 41(1):4-8, March 2009). PDF

N. J. G. Falkner, Is Comprehension or Application the More Important Skill for First-Year Computer Science Students, ergo, the Journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, volume 1, number 2, University of Adelaide, February, 2009. PDF

K. Falkner and D.S. Munro, Easing the Transition: Computer Science Learning Communities. In Proceedings of the Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2009), Wellington, New Zealand, January 2009. PDF

2008

K. Falkner, Engaging First Year Classes through Active Learning. In Proceedings of the 3rd Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, (ERGA 2008), Adelaide, Australia, 24th-25th September 2008, pp 22.

C. Pope, “Experiences with Building Intrinsic Motivation Through Self Directed Projects”, ERGA Conference, Adelaide, September 2008. (Also in ergo Journal, 1(2):51-58, February, 2009).

K. Falkner, J. McEntee, E. Palmer and J. Botten, Establishing an education community of practice. In Proceedings of the 31st Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, 1-4 July 2008. PDF

D. Hemer. Peer assessment of group-based Software Engineering projects. In Proceedings of Nineteenth Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2008), pages 470-478. IEEE Computer Society, March 2008.

Z. Michalewicz and M. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning: An introduction to critical thinking, mathematics, and problem solving. Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne, Australia, 2008.

2007

Z. Michalewicz and M. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne, 9 – 12 December 2007.

B. Alexander & K. Falkner, Group-based assessment as a motivator for developing individual skill. In Proceedings of the 2nd Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, (ERGA 2007), Adelaide, Australia, 19-20 September 2007, pp 6.