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SIGCSE 2018: Rita Garcia awarded best Demo!

PhD candidate, Rita Garcia, won best Demonstration at SIGCSE 2018 for her work on “Parsons Problems usage within a MOOC Pedagogy“. Parsons Problems is an effective Introductory Programming teaching tool that allows students to arrange code to form a functional program, reducing their cognitive load so they can focus on programming concepts. The demonstration showed how […]

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Rita Garcia joins CSER as PhD Candidate

We are excited to announce that Rita Garcia has joined the Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER) in 2018 to undertake a PhD in Computer Science with co-supervisors Professor Katrina Falkner and Dr Rebecca Vivian. Rita Garcia comes to the group with extensive experience in the software engineering industry. Rita has over 10 years working […]

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A Report on the Careers Development Landscape in Australia

Career development education can play a critical role in shaping students’ career and study choices, especially regarding STEM study and careers. This brings us to question, what is Australia’s current career development landscape? We had Daniel Ng, a Computer Science student, work with us at the Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER) on a Summer Research project to investigate this […]

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#IWD2018: Celebrating Women in CS Education Research

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD was started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, with the first International Women’s Day celebrated in 1911. IWD is a day to celebrate women, raise awareness and invoke change. Women have played an important role in shaping the History of Computing – including, Ada Lovelace who was the […]

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Research Study into K-12 Digital Technologies Assessment

We would like to invite teachers to participate in an online survey about assessment for the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. We would like to learn about teacher confidence, experience and perceptions to help us understand how we can best support teachers to assess student learning. Please follow the link for more information. You will have the […]

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Supporting K-12 Assessment for Digital Technologies

Our free webinar “Approaches to Support Assessment of the Digital Technologies Curriculum” with Dr Rebecca Vivian and Martin Richards is now available to watch at your convenience on the Digital Technologies Hub. In this one-hour webinar, Rebecca shares an assessment framework designed to support teachers with the interpretation of the ACARA Digital Technologies achievement stands and with approaches to designing […]

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Prof. Falkner appointed as member of the ACS ICT Educators Committee

Congratulations to Professor Katrina Falkner, lead of CSER, who has been appointed as a committee member for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) ICT Educators Committee. In this highly competitive process, the ACS received almost a hundred applications for the positions. The ACS has created three high-level Advisory Boards, including Membership, Technical and Profession to provide expert advice to ACS, […]

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#SheSpeaks STEM

In celebration of 2017 Science Week, we would like to announce the launch of #SheSpeaks STEM. We are passionate about engaging more girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). One way to inspire girls and women is by making women in STEM more visible and by highlighting the stories of the amazing […]

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Dr Szabo – 2017 SA STEM Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Dr Claudia Szabo, who has been awarded South Australia’s STEM Educator of the Year Award for Tertiary Teaching!  The STEM Educator of the Year Award recognises effective teachers who are critical to successful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and developing students’ knowledge and ability in STEM. There are two STEM Educator […]

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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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