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  • SICSA Education Reading Group

    09 June 2021 by Bedour Alshaigy, University of Aberdeen SICSA is proud to announce the successful launch of the Reading Group series organised by Bedour Alshaigy (University of Aberdeen) and Jim Paterson (Glasgow Caledonian University). The first event, hosted virtually on 9th April, discussed two SIGCSE ‘21 conference publications: Finding Video-watching Behavior Patterns in a Flipped CS1 Course Colin Moore, ... Read more
  • SICSA Education Workshop: Lessons from Lockdown

    20 May 2021 by Mireilla Bikanga Ada, University of Glasgow & Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh The educational landscape has seen a major shift over the past 12 months. As the world starts to heal, it is important to reflect on what worked and what did not, so we can provide new insights into ways of helping ... Read more
  • Continuing the legacy of support, SICSA supports just another student in the proposition to outshine academically.

    20 May 2021 by Habiba Farzand, University of Glasgow I was able to attend a course titled “Statistics for HCI” offered at the ACM CHI 2021 conference by Prof Alan Dix, with the generous support of SICSA. The course was organized as part of the ACM CHI 2021 conference which is the biggest conference in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). ... Read more
  • New Funding Call for PhD students to attend conferences

    With most national and international conferences currently being held on-line due to the pandemic, SICSA is taking the opportunity to open a new funding call which will allow PhD students, currently studying in a SICSA institution, to apply for the cost of the registration fees for a virtual conference. If there is a specific Conference you ... Read more
  • Exploring the SQA NextGen project and the impact on student transitions

    23 March 2021 By Debbie Meharg, Edinburgh Napier University In February a SICSA Education event hosted by Edinburgh Napier University explored the HN Next Gen project and the implications for direct entrants into computing degrees. Bobby Elliott from SQA gave the keynote and explained that the HN qualifications in Computing were last revised in 2003, leaving them ... Read more
  • We are recruiting for the Director of the SICSA Graduate Academy

    We are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for a new Director of the SICSA Graduate Academy.  Applications are welcome from any suitable member of academic staff working at a SICSA member institution. The SICSA Graduate Academy (SGA) is an international graduate school in Informatics and Computer Science. All Informatics and Computer Science PhD ... Read more
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research 2020 conference

    12 January 2021 By Dr Joseph Maguire, University of Glasgow The United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) conference is sponsored by the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) UK Special Interest Group in Computing Science Education (SIGCSE) chapter and is emerging as one of the leading venues nationally for researchers to meet and share advances in ... Read more
  • SICSA Education – In the Loop

    18 December 2020 By Mark Zarb, SICSA Director of Education First of all – you’ll remember that at SICSA Conference, we had Professor Sally Fincher (Professor Emerita, University of Kent) give a talk about Educational Resilience. She then joined the Education Champions in a Panel format, taking questions from the audience. These videos have been uploaded, and are ... Read more
  • 2-0 for Edinburgh vs Glasgow in the SICSA Programming Challenges

    25 November 2020 By Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Heriot-Watt University The series of SICSA Programming Challenges, started during lock-down in June 2020, is continuing and featured a Scotland-wide, SICSA-funded challenge, called “dynamic Denning”, on Wed 21st of October. As before, a sequence of programming tasks was posted on the OpenKattis platform which provides a huge repository of online problems, and performs ... Read more
  • SICSA and ScotCHEM are coming together for a Speed Networking Fortnight

    SICSA and ScotChem are coordinating a fortnight of short remote one-to-one calls between researchers to stimulate inter-disciplinary exchanges of research ideas and agendas.  Working across disciplines is notoriously difficult in ordinary circumstances, but the restrictions caused by the current pandemic have even further curtailed opportunities for chance encounters at conferences, or meetings that lead to ... Read more