Research contract exploring Digital Inclusion for Indigenous Australians

April 12, 2013


The CSER group is working with a team from across the University of Adelaide and the University of Canberra on a research contract with the Telstra Foundation exploring digital inclusion for Indigenous Australians, led by Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney from the University of Adelaide. In this project we are exploring what it means for Indigenous Australians, […]

Wenhui Zhang joins CSER group as a Masters student

March 18, 2013


Wenhui Zhang has joined the CSER group to complete his Masters research project. Wenhui will be working on the visualisation of software to assist learning project. Software visualisation is a successful tool in assisting students to learn how to program, whether it be understanding the execution of code, or the application of fundamental programming concepts. […]

Summer Scholarship Project: David Piper joins CSER

January 23, 2013


David Piper has joined the CSER group as a summer scholarship student to work on a project exploring assignment submission patterns and timeliness. David will be working with the group over his summer break to continue the work that we started last year in this area, and that was recently published at the ICER conference. […]

Papers accepted for Latice 2013

January 22, 2013


We are very excited to have had three papers accepted for Latice 2013 – the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, which is being held in Macau in March. Rebecca Vivian has been working on analysing online collaborations in the context of exploring cognitive and metacognitive behaviours within online collaboration environments. […]

Paper accepted for SIGCSE 2013: Collaborative Learning and Anxiety

October 23, 2012


To continue our work in exploring collaborative learning activities within Computer Science education, more recently we have been investigating how students feel about collaborative learning activities and their perceptions as to the purpose of those activities within their education. We have just had a paper accepted for next year’s SIGCSE conference on this topic. Interestingly, […]

Paper accepted for ACE: Visualisation of Learning Management System Usage for Early Detection of Students At Risk of Failure in Computer Science Courses

October 3, 2012


Tom Haig has had his first paper accepted for the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013), which is held as part of Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW). Congratulations, Tom! This paper, Visualisation of Learning Management System Usage for Early Detection of Students At Risk of Failure in Computer Science Courses, describes some of Tom’s work […]

Paper accepted for Computer Science Education: Structuring and Supporting “Contributing Student Pedagogy”

October 2, 2012


We’ve been working for a number of years in how you can use collaborative learning in computer science courses, particularly introductory programming courses. We have explored more “pure” collaborative learning techniques in our courses, as well as cooperative learning (in our Specialised Programming course) and, more recently, Contributing Student Pedagogy (CSP). CSP differs from other […]