Higher Education Computer Science: A Manual of Practical Approaches

Higher Education Computer Science: A Manual of Practical Approaches

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319985893
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Jenny Carter is a Subject Area Leader in Computing & Information Systems, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Huddersfield, UK.


Dr. Michael O'Grady is a Subject Area Leader in Digital Media at the same institution.


Dr. Clive Rosen is Director of Passerelle Systems, an educational consultancy in Higher Education based in Newcastle Under Lyme, UK.

Table of Contents

Part I: Approaches to Learning


Changing Minds: Multitasking During Lectures
Liz Coulter


Active Learning in Large Lectures
Diane Kitchin



The Flipped Classroom
Michael O’Grady


Distance Learning: Lessons Learned from a UK Masters Programme
Jenny Carter and Francisco Chiclana

Academic Integrity for Computer Science Instructors
Thomas Lancaster


Part II: Teaching: Examples of Practice


Why is Teaching Programming Difficult?
Carlton McDonald


Using Graphics to Inspire Failing Students
David Collins



Best Practices for Teaching Information Systems Modelling
Steve Wade


Promoting Design Thinking Through Knowledge Maps: A Case Study in Computer Games Design and Development Education
Carlo Fabricatore and Maria Ximena López


Fostering Inclusivity Through Dynamic Teaching Practices
Arjab Singh Khuman


Semi-Automating the Marking of a Java Programming Portfolio Assessment: A Case Study from a UK Undergraduate Programme
Luke Attwood and Jenny Carter


Part III: Employability and Group Work

The Enterprise Showcase Experience
Gary Allen and Mike Mavromihales


Task Versus Process : A Taxonomy for Group Projects
Clive Rosen


Realising the Threshold of Employability in Higher Education
Chris Procter and Vicki Harvey


Baseline Skills: Scaffolding Soft Skills Development Within the Curriculum
Sue Beckingham

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