Prof. Katrina Falkner | Director
Computer Science Education Research Group | Australia

Prof. Katrina Falkner, Director, Computer Science Education Research Group

Katrina is Lead Project Coordinator of the CSER Digital Technologies Education Program, and is Founder and Director of the CSER Group, leading research into Computer Science Education and Computational Thinking. Katrina also leads the Modelling and Analysis program in the Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies, a collaborative research effort with DST Group. Katrinaís research efforts have together attracted in excess of $11 million in government and industry research funding.

Katrina is the winner of multiple teaching and educational leadership awards, including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation, and the 2016 Australian Council for Computers in Education and Australian Computer Society Leader of the Year award. Katrina is the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education Australasia, and Vice Present for the Australian Council of Deans in ICT.

Appearances:



Day 2 @ 11:30

The use of technology in computing education

  • The current research and innovation in technology use for computing education
  • Increasing student engagement in computer science education
  • Designing introductory programming courses and the use of collaborative learning strategies

Day 2 @ 14:00

11 | BREAKOUT: Lead Digital Technologies Professional Development

30 mins

Are you wanting to engage your colleagues and champion Digital Technologies professional development in your school? Are you responsible for leading or designing a professional development program? This session is for you!
 
  • Design effective evidence-based professional development programs.
  • Learn about how schools, universities and organisations are upskilling staff in Digital Technologies across Australia.
  • Harness free online resources and programs that make your life easier!

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