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Introducing PhD Candidate, Menasha Thilakaratne

Menasha is a full-time PhD student with us at CSER, supervised by Professor Falkner and Dr Atapattu. She has recently completed the first year Major Review milestone. Before joining the University of Adelaide, Menasha completed the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and was awarded two gold medals for […]

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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 Contract: Understanding the relationship between social community formation and progression within MOOC environments, Google Australia, $37,697 (2017)

We are continuing our collaborative research relationship with Google Australia through a new research contract supporting us in a deep data analysis of our community-based MOOCs, designed to further our analysis into successful MOOC models for professional learning within Computer Science. K. Falkner, R. Vivian and T. Atapattu, Understanding the relationship between social community formation and […]

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Science Meets Parliament – A Summary

Associate Professor Katrina Falkner and Dr Rebecca Vivian attended Science Meets Parliament on behalf of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT). The 2016 Science Meets Parliament event brought together over 200 leading and emerging scientists into the heart of Australian parliament in Canberra on the 1st and 2nd of March. Over two days, scientists […]

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Summary of CSER Digital Technologies MOOC Workshop #ACEC2014

We ran a second workshop at the Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC2014) based on some unplugged activities from our CSER Digital Technologies MOOC  for the primary year levels. Teachers explored text, video and digital content created by us at CSER, but also excellent existing resources and videos developed by our national and international CSEd colleagues and […]

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