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ACL-SRW 2018: Automatic Detection of Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge Associations

Congratulations to Menasha Thilakaratne for having her thesis work accepted for the Student Research Workshop at ACL 2018!! M. Thilakaratne, K. Falkner and T. Atapattu. Automatic Detection of Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge Associations. Accepted for Student Research Workshop at ACL 2018. Detecting interesting, cross-disciplinary knowledge associations hidden in scientific publications can greatly assist scientists to formulate and validate scientifically […]

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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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Increased Parental Leave Support for Research Students in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics!

CSER is very excited to help promote a new initiative by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences here at the University of Adelaide! As of today, Higher Degree by Research students who are seeking parental leave will have equivalent support to University staff, providing them with additional support and time in recognition of the importance of […]

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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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CSER @ SIGCSE 2017!

The CSER team is on its way to SIGCSE 2017 to present on a range of projects. Running from the 8th to the 11th March, SIGCSE is the largest event for our community, with over 1,300 attendees this year. It’s a fantastic event to attend, although with a small (relatively!) international contingent. We are starting with […]

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