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:

  1. Finding Video-watching Behavior Patterns in a Flipped CS1 Course
    Colin Moore, Lina Battestilli, Ignacio X. Domínguez
    Link to paper:
  2. Investigating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Computing Students’ Sense of Belonging
    Catherine Mooney, Brett A. Becker
    Link to paper:

Partners from the SICSA network joined the discussions around the theme of distance learning and inclusive learning environments, and shared valuable experiences and recommendations for supporting students during the pandemic.

The next event will be held shortly after ITiCSE ‘21 conference (announcements to follow). In the meantime, if you have any papers you would like to suggest to the Reading Group please get in touch with us (;

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