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PUX: patterns of user experience
Found in: interactions
By Alan F. Blackwell, Sally Fincher, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 27-31
Fluid simulation is very important for the study of natural phenomena. Most of these phenomena could not be simulated computationally some years ago and for its study the research only had available the manual calculation of its govern equation or a small ...
     
The Porous Classroom: Professional Practices in the Computing Curriculum
Found in: Computer
By Sally Fincher,Daniel Knox
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 44-51
Spaces that encourage the mix of academic instruction with practical professional experience beyond the traditional computing classroom can significantly increase students' motivation to learn and to share their learning with others.
 
Stories of change: How educators change their practice
Found in: 2012 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
By Sally Fincher,Brad Richards,Janet Finlay,Helen Sharp,Isobel Falconer
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 1-6
Innovative tools and teaching practices often fail to be adopted by educators in the field, despite evidence of their effectiveness. Naïve models of educational change assume this lack of adoption arises from failure to properly disseminate promising work,...
 
Where students go for knowledge and what they find there
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research (ICER '13)
By Daniel Knox, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 35-40
In this paper we present a first look at data collected with a methodology known as 'My Programming Week'. Using this method, we are provided with a rich narrative of where students go for knowledge and student engagement in learning. We raise several disc...
     
Identifying threshold concepts: from dead end to a new direction
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research (ICER '13)
By Dermot Shinners-Kennedy, Sally A. Fincher
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 9-18
Since they were first described by Meyer and Land [1] the classification of concepts as 'threshold' concepts has engaged many researchers, including a number of CS researchers. A variety of approaches have been employed to identify concepts that could be c...
     
Why does place matter?
Found in: Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '13)
By Daniel Knox, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 171-176
In this paper, through the use of two vignettes, we present a viewpoint on the concepts of `space' and `place' in an computing context. The first vignette is about a Technicians' Room, where the computer support staff and network infrastructure of a school...
     
Research design: necessary bricolage
Found in: Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '11)
By Anthony Robins, Josh Tenenberg, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:August 2011
pp. 27-32
In this paper we suggest that in order to advance, the field of computer science education needs to craft its own research methods, to augment the borrowing of "traditional" methods such as semi-structured interviews and surveys from other research traditi...
     
Machines for Thinking
Found in: ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
By Ian Utting, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 1-7
In this article we set a context for three Initial Learning Environments Alice, Greenfoot, and Scratch. We consider historical antecedents, technical comparators and design approaches.
     
Preface to Special Issue on Initial Learning Environments
Found in: ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
By Ian Utting, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 1-2
Data mining techniques have been widely used in many research disciplines such as medicine, life sciences, and social sciences to extract useful knowledge (such as mining models) from research data. Research data often needs to be published along with the ...
     
Repositories of teaching material and communities of use: nifty assignments and the greenroom
Found in: Proceedings of the Sixth international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '10)
By Ian Utting, Michael Kolling, Neil Brown, Phil Stevens, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:August 2010
pp. 107-114
Teaching material can be time-consuming and difficult to develop, even for those with experience. Teaching repositories permit the sharing of material and can thus potentially save time and enable re-use of good material. Many teaching repositories have be...
     
Comparing alice, greenfoot & scratch
Found in: Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10)
By John Maloney, Michael Kolling, Sally Fincher, Stephen Cooper
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 192-193
This panel will showcase and compare three leading Initial Learning Environments (ILE): Alice, Greenfoot and Scratch.
     
Useful sharing
Found in: Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10)
By Sally Fincher
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 1-1
In this talk, I'll explore some of the ways educators share details of their practice and of how they find out "what works" from others. This exploration will include examining some barriers and inhibitors to successful exchange and some thoughts on the im...
     
ILE-idol
Found in: Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '09)
By ian Utting, Michael Kolling, Sally Fincher, Stephen Cooper
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 70-73
This panel will showcase and compare three leading Initial Learning Environments (ILE): Alice, Greenfoot and Scratch.
     
Useful sharing
Found in: Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '09)
By Sally Fincher
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 70-73
We have used the SOLO Taxonomy to analyze 5,608 competencies stemming from 734 courses from the faculties of science at Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark. Both faculties have formulated learning outcomes using this taxonomy. This has mad...
     
DCER: sharing empirical computer science education data
Found in: Proceeding of the fourth international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '08)
By Brad Richards, Brian Hanks, Briana Morrison, Jaime Spacco, Jan Erik Mostrom, Kat Gunion, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Mark Hall, Robert McCartney, Sally Fincher, Stephen Edwards, Stephen Lonergan, Vicki Almstrum
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 137-148
Data sharing is common, and sometimes even required, in other disciplines. Creating a mechanism for data sharing in computer science education research will benefit both individual researchers and the community. While it is easy to say that data sharing is...
     
Publishing in computing education
Found in: Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '08)
By Daniel Joyce, John Impagliazzo, Josh Tenenberg, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 63-70
This panel is directed to members of the SIGCSE community who would like to learn more about the places to publish in computing education and how to get published there. This panel brings together conference, journal, and book-series editors to share their...
     
Warren's question
Found in: Proceedings of the third international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '07)
By Josh Tenenberg, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:September 2007
pp. 51-60
In this paper, we present an extended examination of a specific, single, instance of transfer of teaching practice. The investigation uses a combination of interpretative analytic techniques from critical literary studies, and grounded theory. From this an...
     
Opening the door of the computer science classroom: the disciplinary commons
Found in: Proceedinds of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '07)
By Josh Tenenberg, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 64-ff
The Disciplinary Commons project had two primary objectives: to document and share knowledge about teaching and student learning in Computer Science (CS) classrooms, and to establish practices for the scholarship of teaching by making it public, peer-revie...
     
SIGCSE special projects showcase
Found in: Proceedings of the 36th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '05)
By Sally Fincher
Issue Date:February 2005
pp. 203-231
This session showcases the projects that have received support from a SIGCSE Special Project Award in the previous year.
     
The relationship between CS education research and the SIGCSE community
Found in: Proceedings of the 9th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '04)
By Arnold Pears, Martyn Clark, Michael Goldweber, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:June 2004
pp. 231-231
SQL (Structured Query Language) is one of the essential topics in foundation databases courses in higher education. Due to its apparent simple syntax, learning to use the full power of SQL can be a very difficult activity. In this paper, we introduce SQLat...
     
Perspectives on HCI patterns: concepts and tools
Found in: CHI '03 extended abstracts on Human factors in computer systems (CHI '03)
By Janet Finlay, John Thomas, Lauretta Jones, Paul Matchen, Pedro J. Molina, Sally Fincher, Sharon Greene
Issue Date:April 2003
pp. 1044-1045
This workshop will explore a diversity of perspectives on Patterns and Patterns Languages for HCI as well as the requirements for software tools needed to improve the effectiveness of both pattern creation and pattern use. Through discussion of conceptual ...
     
Pedagogical patterns: their place in the genre
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE'02)
By Ian Utting, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:June 2002
pp. 125-180
This paper describes some constituents of patterns and pattern languages and examines the Pedagogical Patterns endeavour against them. Some observations are made with regard to how pattern languages are developed and some suggestions as to how these might ...
     
Models and areas for CS education research
Found in: Proceedings of the thirty-second SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '01)
By John Stasko, Mark Guzdial, Mike Clancy, Nell Dale, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:February 2001
pp. 313-317
We hope to alert attendees of this panel to a number of aspects of CS education research:• previous work that provides good models for future research;• current projects and results;• areas that deserve more inquiry;• qu...
     
Teams work (panel session)
Found in: Proceedings of the thirty-first SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '00)
By James Caristi, Louise Moses, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:March 2000
pp. 313-317
“I didn't think I'd like group work, but I ended up in a good team and it was a great experience. But I feel if you end up in a bad team it can really get you down and will affect your mark.” This student response (University of Exeter, U.K.) i...
     
The Peer Review Process of Teaching Materials: Report of the ITiCSE'99 Working Group on Validation of the quality of teaching materials
Found in: Working group reports from ITiCSE on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE-WGR '99)
By Deborah Knox, Don Goelman, Elizabeth Adams, Fred Springsteel, James Hightower, Ken Loose, Nell Dale, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:June 1999
pp. 121-128
When an instructor adopts teaching materials, he/she wants some measure of confidence that the resource is effective, correct, and robust. The measurement of the quality of a resource is an open problem. It is our thesis that the traditional evaluative app...
     
The peer review process of teaching materials: report of the ITiCSE'99 working group on validation of the quality of teaching materials
Found in: Working group reports from ITiCSE on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE-WGR '99)
By Deborah Knox, Don Goelman, Elizabeth Adams, Fred Springsteel, James Hightower, Ken Loose, Nell Dale, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:June 1999
pp. 87-100
The discipline of computing encompasses the understanding, design, and use of computers and computational processes. The breadth of the discipline is emphasized in the following quotation from a report issued by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. ...
     
Beyond anecdote towards real transfer: using other institutions' experience of project work
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th annual conference on the teaching of computing and the 3rd annual conference on Integrating technology into computer science education: Changing the delivery of computer science education (ITiCSE '98)
By Marian Petre, Sally Fincher
Issue Date:August 1998
pp. 153
The EPCoS project (Effective Project work in Computer Science) is working to map the range of project work practices and to generate insights into what characterises the contexts in which particular techniques are effective. In assembling a body of authent...
     
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