Conference Tutorial and Workshops

Please note that only workshops with sufficient attendees will run. All workshops are subject to change.
Workshop Registration is via the links under each workshop's description..

Tutorial 1: Teaching High-Level Abstraction via Directed Active Learning

Presenter: Assoc. Prof. David Klappholz, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey
The purpose of this tutorial is to cover the topics of the teaching/learning of high level abstraction and of directed active learning. Workshop participants will be faculty interested in learning about, and teaching aspects of high level abstraction needed for software development, and those interested in the topics of active learning and directed active learning.

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Workshop 1: Teaching/Learning the Entire Software Development Life Cycle

Presenter: Assoc Prof. David Klappholz, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey
In the tutorial/workshop Prof. Klappholz will cover the various details involved in organizing and teaching RPRCCs (Real Projects for Real Clients Courses). Tutorial/workshop participants will be faculty desirous of learning how to develop and teach RPRCCs as well as faculty who have taught RPRCCs and would like to compare notes with others who have and to help beginners.

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Workshop 2: The CAFE Toolkit: Measuring the impact of Cognitive Load Theory-based redevelopments with a case-study planning tool

Presenters: Dr Raina Mason and Carolyn Seton, Southern Cross University, QLD
Participants in the workshop will be introduced to CLT principles and the existing CAFÉ toolkit .. A new ‘before and after’ case-study planning tool will also be piloted. This tool provides practical tailored suggestions for ways to measure the impact of applying CLT principles to improve courses. This workshop will suit those participants who have responsibility for course materials which they intend to revise using CLT.

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Workshop 3: Developing a Concept Inventory for Discrete Mathematics

Presenter: Assoc Prof. David Klappholz, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey
The purpose of this workshop is to develop validated Concept Inventories for the various concepts in those aspects of discrete mathematics that are required in computer science curricula. More specifically, its purpose is to form a community of faculty who teach discrete mathematics and who are interested in participating in the research required to develop CIs for discrete mathematics. Consequences of the development will be improvements in the teaching of discrete mathematics, and, ultimately, an understanding of which topics in discrete mathematics are essential to the improvement of software development skills.

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Workshop 4: Increasing Diversity and Engagement in Computer Science Education: International best practices in an Australasian context

Presenters: Dr Rebecca Vivian, A/Prof Katrina Falkner, Dr Claudia Szabo, Sally­Ann Williams
The goal of this workshop is to take best practice from Organisation for Economic Co­operation and Development (OECD) countries for engaging students in Computer Science (CS), and to collectively develop a research agenda for contextualising these learnings within our Australasian context. This research workshop will focus on best practices on engaging students from primary school through to tertiary education contexts, with a particular focus on increasing diversity. Participants attending this workshop will have an interest in increasing diversity in computing, through research and/or practice.

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