Call For Participation
The First Adelaide Computing Education Conventicle
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, South Australia, 26th November, 2012
The Conventicle is a one-day conference about all aspects of teaching computing in higher education, in its practical and theoretical aspects, which includes computer science, information systems, information technology, and branches of both mathematics and statistics. The Conventicle is free and open to all who wish to attend. The format will consist of presentations, discussion forums and opportunities to network over lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.
The Conventicles have a long history in other states, allowing a discussion forum for how we teach, why we teach, what we can do better and provide us with an opportunity to share our knowledge at a local level without having to travel to conferences or subscribe to an every growing set of journals.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- First year teaching
- Media computation and 'general' computing courses
- Professional requirements
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Educational research that can be applied from other disciplines
- Assessment approaches
- Managing student requirements
- On-line learning
- The issue of MOOCs and their impact on our sector
acec will involve a combination of presentation sessions and in-depth
discussion sessions, presenting current research and practice. If you are interested in learning and teaching, then we'd love to see you.
||Coffee and Conversation
||Welcome and introduction
||On the reliability of Classifying Programming Tasks Using a
Neo-Piagetian Theory of Cognitive Development
||Andrea Duff and Kathy Darzanos and Mark Osborne
||"It's all about the people"; building
cultural competence in IT graduates
||Thinking about Algorithms
||Experiences with Social Constructivism
||Programming exam questions: complexity and difficulty
- Theme 1: Lost skills and dying arts.
- Theme 2: Dealing with Change
||ICT Literacy Education for University Preparation: From Skills to Engagement.
||Online Collaboration with Piazza
||Panel 1 - Team Based Learning in Computer Science
in the classroom.
||Panel 2 - Superlab
Brand new labs bring brand new challenges. The Panel will conduct a discussion of their experiences, the good, the bad and the electronically ugly, to discuss how these spaces can be made to work for you. What should you expect to have to do if you are assigned a new, fully-feature space? How can you approach this?
Call for Participation
School of Computer Science
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, S.A., 5005, Australia