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Addressing the Challenges of a New Digital Technologies Curriculum: MOOCs as a Scalable Solution for Teacher Professional Development
Rebecca Vivian; Katrina Falkner; Nickolas Falkner
Research in Learning Technology Vol. 22 (2014)
England and Australia have introduced new learning areas, teaching computer science to children from the first year of school. This is a significant milestone that also raises a number of big challenges: the preparation of teachers and the...
A comprehensive text analysis of lecture slides to generate concept maps
Thushari Atapattu; Katrina Falkner; Nickolas Falkner
Computers & Education Vol. 115, No. 1 (December 2017) pp. 96–113
Current instructional methods widely support verbal learning through linear and sequential teaching materials, focusing on isolated pieces of information. However, an important aspect of learning design is to facilitate students in identifying...
Supporting and Structuring "Contributing Student Pedagogy" in Computer Science Curricula
Katrina Falkner; Nickolas J. G. Falkner
Computer Science Education Vol. 22, No. 4 (2012) pp. 413–443
Contributing student pedagogy (CSP) builds upon social constructivist and community-based learning principles to create engaging and productive learning experiences. What makes CSP different from other, related, learning approaches is that it...