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Type: Conference paper
Title: Teaching in first-year ICT education in Australia: research and practice
Author: Morgan, M.
Sheard, J.
Butler, M.
Falkner, K.
Weerasinghe, A.
Citation: Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series, 2015, vol.160, pp.81-90
Publisher: Australian Computer Society Inc.
Issue Date: 2015
Series/Report no.: Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 160
ISBN: 978-1-921770-42-5
ISSN: 1445-1336
Conference Name: The 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015) (27 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015 : Sydney, Australia)
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Michael Morgan, Judy Sheard, Matthew Butler, Katrina Falkner, Simon, Amali Weerasinghe
Abstract: This paper details current research and teaching practice for first-year Information and Communications Technology (ICT) students at Australian universities. The project aims to record and disseminate good practice in first-year ICT teaching in Australia. The aim of the paper is to examine how academics are addressing the challenge of engaging first-year ICT students in the learning process. Two sources of data are used, a systematic survey of research literature from the last five years and detailed interviews of 30 academics involved in first-year teaching duties. Academics from 25 Australian universities represented a range of universities, including six from the Go8 group, three from the ATN group, and five from the IRU group. The paper highlights current areas of research, any gaps in the research literature, examples of current good teaching practices, and recommendations for further research.
Keywords: First Year, student experience, teaching
Rights: Copyright (c) 2015, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015), Sydney, Australia, January 2015. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 160. D. D'Souza and K. Falkner, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
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