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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2015, we released a blog post that looked at enrolment trends in Information Technology and Engineering courses. We were motivated to do this due to the introduction of the new Digital Technologies learning area within the Australian Curriculum, and the belief that despite Digital Technologies and associated industries representing 16% of the Australian GDP, that Higher […]