Reserve your place with Professor Katrina Falkner and Dr Rebecca Vivian in one of the four venues they will be presenting from Monday October 17th until Thursday October 20th
Katrina and Vivian have developed the highly successful and award-winning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through the CSER group at University of Adelaide. This free MOOC supports the teaching of the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies subject.
They will share some of the activities with participants and provide an opportunity for discussion of major aspects of the Digital Technologies subject and its implementation.
Assoc. Professor Katrina Falkner Computer Science Education Research Group
My education research interests include increasing student engagement, designing introductory programming courses, communication skills development and the use of collaborative learning strategies. I am interested in exploring new ways of improving student engagement and motivation, and apply these ideas within my courses.
I am the leader of the Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER) based in the School of Computer Science. The CSER group aims to promote research and scholarship both within the field of Computer Science Education and more broadly in the Higher Education sector. The goal of CSER is to understand how we can improve the teaching and learning of computing, and how contemporary issues in higher education, such as the use of new technologies can impact upon the teaching and learning environment.
I am a founding member of the Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide (HERGA), which provides opportunities for collaboration and dissemination of education research across South Australia. HERGA runs an annual education research conference, which provides academics with a venue to discuss new and innovative education strategies and new problems needing solutions.
Dr Nick Falkner Computer Science Education Research Group Nick Falkner is a senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. He has a strong background in learning design, loves teaching and carries out a lot of educational research, with a focus on increasing student participation, retention, and enthusiasm.
In 2015, Nick achieved the University of Adelaide’s highest recognition for demonstrated impact in learning and teaching, the Stephen Cole the Elder Award. Apart from his ongoing enthusiastic commitment to the CSER MOOC, he is deeply involved in the University’s AdX initiative, to develop high quality on-line learning to take useful knowledge everywhere that the Internet can reach. Nick loves to talk about innovative approaches to education and how these can be developed and deployed in a way that teachers that can both survive and enjoy!