Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/107841
Type: Conference paper
Title: Assessment in first-year ICT education in Australia: research and practice
Author: Sheard, J.
Morgan, M.
Butler, M.
Falkner, K.
Simon
Weerasinghe, A.
Citation: Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 2015 / pp.91-99
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: 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015) (27 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015 : Sydney, Australia)
Statement of
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Judy Sheard, Michael Morgan, Matthew Butler, Katrina Falkner, Simon, Amali Weerasinghe
Abstract: This paper presents an investigation of assessment in firstyear Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses with a focus on Australian universities. This study was part of a project that aimed to identify and disseminate good practices in first-year ICT teaching in Australian universities. Through a systematic review of the last five years of research literature and interviewing 30 academics who were involved in the design and delivery of the first-year learning experience in Australian universities, we have formed a comprehensive view of current assessment practices, and outlined the unique challenges faced by teachers when designing assessment for their first-year ICT students. Key findings of the literature survey and the insights gained from the academic participants have been collated to provide examples of good practice in the field and to recommend areas for further investigation.
Keywords: First Year, student experience, assessment, academic integrity
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.
RMID: 0030045197
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