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An ecosystem approach to teacher professional development

We have been running our teacher professional development program in K-12 Digital Technologies Education for four years now, with our first massively open online course (MOOC) released in partnership with Google Australia in 2014. Since then, we have tested, iterated and refined our community-centric MOOC model, and with funding from the Australian Department of Education […]

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Computers & Education – Self-Regulated Learning Strategies using e-Learning Tools

A paper led by PhD Candidate, Rita Garcia, “Systematic Literature Review: Self-Regulated Learning Strategies using e-Learning Tools for Computer Science” has been accepted for the journal Computers & Education. This paper helps inform Rita’s PhD on the use of tools to support codification pedagogy in introductory programming assignments. Abstract: In 1986, Barry Zimmerman and Manuel Martinez-Pons […]

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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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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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