ITiCSE 2016 – Almost here!

The 21st Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2016) is almost upon us, with early registration closing very soon! (June 12th!) I’m quite excited by the program for this conference, which promises some fascinating discussion across a wide range of topic areas relating to Computer Science Education Research. It is…

$6.9 million funding agreement with Department of Education and Training to support K-12 Digital Technologies

Today we hosted a visit from Minister Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, and Minister Pyne, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, to announce a new funding agreement expand our work with the CSER MOOCs ┬áto a┬ánational support program for Australian teachers within the Digital Technologies space! Minister Birmingham confirmed, in his announcement, “Closing the…

Latice 2013 – why don’t our students use designs?

We finished the last paper session of Latice yesterday with our presentation on our work in understanding how students conceptualise software design. What motivated this work was our restructure of our first year curriculum – we have changed the way that we teach to include much more focus on open ended questions and student-led problem…