Publications

2013

N. Falkner, K. Falkner and R. Vivian, Computer Science Education: the First Threshold Concept. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LATICE 2013), March 2013.

R. Vivian, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Behind the scenes: students’ cognitive and metacognitive activities that support the construction of a shared wiki response. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LATICE 2013), March 2013.

K. Falkner, N. Falkner and R. Vivian, Neo-Piagetian Forms of Reasoning in Software Development Process Construction. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LATICE 2013), March 2013.

K. Falkner, N. Falkner and R. Vivian, Collaborative Learning and Anxiety: A Phenomenographic Study of Collaborative Learning Activities. In Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2013), March, 2013.

K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Designing and Supporting Collaborative Learning Activities. Special Session. In Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2013), March, 2013.

T. Haig, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Visualisation of Learning Management System Usage for Early Detection of Students At Risk of Failure in Computer Science Courses. In Proceedings of ACE 2013 : The Australasian Computing Education Conference, January-February, 2013.

2012

N. Falkner and K. Falkner, Teaching Tools as Teaching Tools: Contextualised Authentic Learning Examples. In Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), 3-5th December, 2012. PDF

K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Supporting and Structuring “Contributing Student Pedagogy” in Computer Science Curricula. Computer Science Education, 22(4):413-443, December 2012. PDF

T, Atapattu, Automated Generation of Practice Questions from Semi-Structured Lecture NotesIn Proceedings of the Ninth International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2012), pp 153-154,  September 10-12, 2012. PDF

 N. Falkner and K. Falkner, A Fast Measure for Identifying At-Risk Students in Computer Science. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2012), pp 55-62, September 10-12, 2012. PDF

T. Atapattu, K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Automated Extraction of Semantic Concepts from Semi-Structured Data: Supporting Computer-based Education through the Analysis of Lecture Notes. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2012), pp 161-175, September 3-6, 2012. PDF

K. Falkner and N. Falkner, Integrating Communication Skills into the Computer Science Curriculum. In Proceedings of SIGCSE 2012, February 29-March 3, Raleigh, USA, 2012. PDF

K. Falkner, “Embedding Communication Skills in the Study of the Discipline.” New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands. IGI Global, 2012. pp 94-114. Chapter download

2011

K. Falkner, Engaging Large First Year Classes. In S. Grainger and C. Kestell (Eds), Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing, 534pp, October 2011.

K. Falkner, First Year Experience. In S. Grainger and C. Kestell (Eds), Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing, 534pp, October 2011.

N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi and Z. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning: The first three years. In S. Grainger and C. Kestell (Eds), Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing, 534pp, October 2011.

K. Falkner, Integrating Communications Skills with Discipline Content. In ergo, 2(1):5-14, February 2011. PDF

2010

K. Falkner and K. Le Lievre, From student to teacher: building professional development resources for sessional teaching staff. In Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE 2010), Sydney, Australia, December 2010.PDF

K. Le Lievre and K. Falkner, A change of direction: helping postgraduate students become effective sessional teachers. In Proceedings of the 5th Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference (ERGA 2010), Adelaide, Australia, September 2010, pp 52.

N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi and Z. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning for Engineering and Computer Science, IEEE Computer, Vol.43, No.4, April 2010, pp. 20 – 28. PDF

B. Alexander and C. Izu, Engaging Weaker Programmers in Problem Solving, IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCON, April 2010. PDF

2009

K. Falkner, Engaging Large First Year Classes. In Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE 2009), Adelaide, Australia, December 2009. PDF

N. Falkner, R. Sooriamurthi, and Z. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning: The first experiences, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, 6 – 9 December 2009.

K. Falkner, Integrating Communication Skills with Discipline Content. In Proceedings of the 4th Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, (ERGA 2009), Adelaide, Australia, September 2009, pp 18.

K. Falkner and E. Palmer, Developing Authentic Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Computing Classes. In Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2009), March 2009, Chattanooga, TN, USA. (Also in SIGCSE Bulletin 41(1):4-8, March 2009). PDF

N. J. G. Falkner, Is Comprehension or Application the More Important Skill for First-Year Computer Science Students, ergo, the Journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, volume 1, number 2, University of Adelaide, February, 2009. PDF

K. Falkner and D.S. Munro, Easing the Transition: Computer Science Learning Communities. In Proceedings of the Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2009), Wellington, New Zealand, January 2009. PDF

2008

K. Falkner, Engaging First Year Classes through Active Learning. In Proceedings of the 3rd Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, (ERGA 2008), Adelaide, Australia, 24th-25th September 2008, pp 22.

C. Pope, “Experiences with Building Intrinsic Motivation Through Self Directed Projects”, ERGA Conference, Adelaide, September 2008. (Also in ergo Journal, 1(2):51-58, February, 2009).

K. Falkner, J. McEntee, E. Palmer and J. Botten, Establishing an education community of practice. In Proceedings of the 31st Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, 1-4 July 2008. PDF

D. Hemer. Peer assessment of group-based Software Engineering projects. In Proceedings of Nineteenth Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2008), pages 470-478. IEEE Computer Society, March 2008.

Z. Michalewicz and M. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning: An introduction to critical thinking, mathematics, and problem solving. Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne, Australia, 2008.

2007

Z. Michalewicz and M. Michalewicz, Puzzle-Based Learning, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne, 9 – 12 December 2007.

B. Alexander & K. Falkner, Group-based assessment as a motivator for developing individual skill. In Proceedings of the 2nd Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, (ERGA 2007), Adelaide, Australia, 19-20 September 2007, pp 6.

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