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Research Contract: Coding Across the Curriculum – Curriculum Mapping and Analysis

The Coding Across the Curriculum research project involves the development of a semi-systematic review to identify, categorise and assess available offline and online computer science resources for students and teachers that are suitable for use with the Technologies learning area.

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Research Grant: Automated Analysis of MOOC Discussion Content to Support Personalised Learning, K. Falkner, Google MOOC Focused Research Awards. ($50,000 US) (2015-2016)

Discussion forums or communities form a significant component of many MOOCs and the interaction between MOOC participants is essential in assisting their learning. However, participants reportedly struggle with the overwhelming abundance of information and the requirement of self-directed learning common within MOOC environments, making it difficult to identify useful discussion content and contribute effectively.

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CSER Papers in the Research in Learning Technology Special Issue

The special issue of Research in Learning Technology has been released with two papers by CSER members. The first is based on the work on MOOCs for teacher professional development in computing curriculum and Rebecca’s work on social media. The special issue is edited by Dr Steven Verjans, Dr Lesley Gourley and Dr Meg O’Reilly.

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Sponsorship Contract: Addressing the Challenge of the Digital Technologies Curriculum (Years 7 & 8)

CSER have paired up with Digital Careers and Google in a sponsorship agreement to fund the development of a MOOC designed to support teachers of years 7 & 8 in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, building on our previous work in developing the CSER MOOC for Foundation-6.

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Research Contract: Building Digital Technologies Capacity

CSER are continuing their collaborative relationship with Google Australia and New Zealand in a research contract to develop further MOOC support for Australian primary school teachers for Foundation-6.

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Research Grant: Addressing the Challenges of the Digital Technologies Curriculum

The Addressing the Challenges of the Digital Technologies Curriculum research project will assist teachers in primary and secondary schools to meet the challenges introduced by the new Australian National Curriculum Digital Technologies curriculum.

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Ace 2014: The Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum: Challenge and Opportunity

The ACE conference is a fantastic conference for sharing ideas with our local CS education community. I always learn so much when I attend, and so I am particularly pleased that our paper on the new Digital Technology curriculum in Australian has been accepted for the upcoming conference in Auckland next year.

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Koli Calling: Papers Accepted!

CSER are off to Finland! We are very excited to have had two papers accepted for the Koli Calling conference later this year. Koli Calling is one of the highest quality conferences in the area of CS education research, with a strong emphasis on rigorous education research methods. It will be a fantastic opportunity to present our work, and discuss further ideas and projects.

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OLT Grant: An Evidenced-Based Approach to the Design and Redevelopment of Inclusive Online Learning Environments

CSER researchers have been involved in the successful award of $211,000 in OLT funding, to investigate An Evidenced-Based Approach to the Design and Redevelopment of Inclusive, Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments.

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Research Contract Exploring Digital Inclusion for Indigenous Australians

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.

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