L@S – flipped presentations!

The last sessions of Learning@Scale were flipped conference presentations, an experimental conference model where we had different approaches from each presenter. This extends the experimentation at this conference in flipping materials. Presenters of sort and long papers were invited to flip their presentations, by preparing a short EdX course for their paper, containing videos that…

L@S – Day 1, Session 2

Geza Kovacs presents an analysis of how in-video quizzes effect video engagement in MOOCS, identifying that students tend to watch further when videos contain quizzes, and also that they have a higher seek time when videos contain quizzes. Interestingly, seek behaviour is clustered around the quiz, and does not cross quiz boundaries, implying that students…

L@S Day 1, Session 1

I wanted to gather some of my thoughts here on some of the interesting observations from the conference – they’ll be quite unconnected, but I hope interesting!  Justin Reich talked about how learners engage in political MOOCS, particularly looking at how groups of learners with different political leanings might engage with each other. While the…

Learning @ Scale 2016

I am in Edinburgh at the moment, along with others from the CSER team, attending the Learning @ Scale conference,  followed by the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference. I’ve been looking forward to these two conferences, as much of our recent work in the CSER group has been looking at how online learning can be…

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…

Looking back on 2015

2015 has been an amazing year for the CSER group at the University of Adelaide. We started the year with the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies learning area stalled in parliament, with no idea of if or when it might be approved. This was a difficult time for educators across Australia, as individual teacher organisations and…