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  • Computing Science Education Research at the University of St Andrews

    By Dr Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St Andrews October 2020 The Higher Education Research Group at the School of Computer Science in the University of St Andrews was established in January 2018 with the aim of giving an identity to staff interested in higher education research and to facilitate collaboration among them. There are around 15 members ... Read more
  • WeObserve invites you to its last free online course on Citizen Science from 5th October 2020

    By Raquel Ajates Gonzalez October 2020 WeObserve  a European consortium of four Citizen Observatories, is inviting you to the final run of its online course “Citizen Science Projects: How to Make Difference”. The course starts on Monday 5th October 2020 and will run for four weeks with three flexible hours of recommended study a week. It will ... Read more
  • SICSA Conference 2020

    We are delighted to announce that the SICSA Conference 2020 will take place, on-line on 1 October 2020 and will be under the theme SICSA and the Sustainable Society. The conference this year will be co-located with ScotSoft, which is Scotland’s leading tech conference allowing our delegates to access elements of the event throughout the day. For this ... Read more
  • Now Recruiting for SICSA Research Theme Co-Leader in Human-Computer Interaction

    Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Human-Computer Interaction Research Theme. Role Purpose SICSA is the Scottish Funding Council Research Pool in Informatics and Computer Science.  The goal of SICSA is to cohere the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science research communities to help increase critical mass ... Read more
  • Cybersecurity SICSA Grant

    By Zeeshan Siddiqui, University of West of Scotland 10 July 2020 Finally, some good news in a tense pandemic year. Cybersecurity SICSA grant title, “Analysis and impact of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities on Excessive and Un-administered use of Smart Devices by Children of All Ages”, was completed and conducted by Dr. Zeeshan Siddiqui in the University of the West ... Read more
  • SICSA Programming Challenges

    by Dr Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Heriot-Watt University 29 June 2020 Different communities deal quite differently with the current Covid-19 situation and with lock-down. Some get stressed over a flurry of online meetings, juggling several different technologies. For your average hacker, who is quite used to spending hours, days and, well, weeks in front of the screen, the main challenge is ... Read more
  • SICSA Pre-CHI day 2020

    by Mohamed Khamis, University of Glasgow 26 June 2020 The SICSA PreCHI day is an annual event where researchers from SICSA institutions present their latest contributions to the premiere conference on Human-Computer Interaction: the International ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction – or simply CHI (pronounced ‘kai’). The PreCHI day serves two purposes: It is a chance to celebrate ... Read more
  • Addressing Gender Imbalance in Computing Science Education

    By Dr Matthew Barr, Centre for Computing Science Education, University of Glasgow 11 June 2020 On 14 May, the University of Glasgow, with support from the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), hosted an online workshop that looked at how the gender imbalance in Computing Science education might be addressed. Bringing together representatives from schools, universities, and ... Read more
  • Students as the focus at Edinburgh Napier’s Centre for Computing Education Research

    Transitions Edinburgh Napier recruits a high proportion of students from partner colleges as direct entrants and the work of the Associate Student Project supports this often-difficult transition.  Debbie Meharg, supported by Khristin Fabian, Ella Taylor-Smith and Alison Varey has developed a model of interventions to aid preparation and support direct entrants both pre and post-transition with ... Read more
  • A vibrant community in computing research education at Glasgow Caledonian University

    At GCU there are a number of active areas of education research and scholarship in Computing: Cloud Computing Curriculum Brian Hainey and Sajid Nazir are participants in a series of ITiCSE Working Groups which address the challenges that instructors face in teaching rapidly evolving cloud-related concepts. Brian is a co-leader of the ITiCSE 2020 group. Engagement in online ... Read more