Queensland CSEd Conventicle Report

We held the 3rd Queensland CSEd Conventicle at Bond on Friday 5 May 2006. The aim is to repeat presentations in a single meeting of a series of IT education papers already presented at conferences across the world.

After some hiccups we put on 7 talks all of which we well received and triggered useful discussion. The audience was a little disappointing reaching barely half the 30-35 we hoped for. However all who attended were able to network effectivley with such a small group. Full details of the organising staff, programme, presentation abstracts and electronic links are available in the CSEd 2006 Handout available from the CSEd 2006 web site.

Briefly, the programme consisted of:

  • Welcome by Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development, Professor George Earl
  • Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Novice Programmers and the SOLO Taxonomy, Ray Lister, UTS
  • Web Competencies for IT Students, Trevor Taylor, QUT
  • Chick Sexing and Novice Programmers: Explicit Instruction of Problem Solving Strategies, Michael de Raadt, Richard Watson , Mark Toleman, USQ
  • Electronic Peer Review: A large cohort teaching themselves?, Michael de Raadt, Richard Watson , Mark Toleman, USQ
  • A Learning Management System to Support Face-to-Face Teaching Using the Microsoft Office System, Michael Rees, Bond University, and Charles Herring, G-Netech Pty Ltd
  • Spreadsheets in Education: A new peer-reviewed e-Journal, Steve Sugden, Bond University
  • Australian University Participation in the MIT iCampus Learning Outreach Program: What is it about and what is in it for us?, Mark Schulz, UQ

This is the 10th CSEd Conventicle to be held in Australia with others being organised in Sydney and Melbourne. In the future it appears we may have an umbrella for all these conventicles under an ACM Chapter. It is planned to hold the next Queensland CSEd Conventicle at UQ in 2007.

As chair of the Bond Organising Committee for CSEd 2006 I would like to thank my academic colleagues Michael de Raadt (USQ), and Paddy Krishnan, Phil Stocks and Marcus Randall all from Bond. In addition I also need to thank Bree Noonan, Katie Milner and Sandrine Cherrier from our admin staff in the Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development for their invaluable assistance in organising the venue and refreshments.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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