The Carrick vision and computing education: four case studies in multi-institutional collaboration

Carbone, Angela and de Raadt, Michael and Kay, Judy and Lister, Raymond and Litchfield, Andrew and Raban, Richard and Roe, Paul and Santamaria, Daniel and Sheard, Judy and Shepherd, John and Solomon, Andrew and Thomas, Richard (2007) The Carrick vision and computing education: four case studies in multi-institutional collaboration. In: ACE 2007: 9th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 30 Jan-2 Feb 2007, Ballarat, Australia.

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The Carrick Institute is an initiative of the Australia federal government. It is aimed at generating strategic change in Australian University education, via grants and other awards to approximately $20 million annually. By previous Australian standards, the potential funding for projects is large. However, the Carrick Institute has a well focused vision, and grant applications need to be aligned with that vision. This paper first describes some key aspects of the Carrick vision, before describing four multi-institutional computing education projects that successfully attracted funding from the Carrick Institute in 2006. Three of the projects are funded under Carrick’s Priority Program, and are concerned with different aspects of automated assessment: (1) assessing Unix scripting skills, (2) self and peer assessment in groupwork, and (3) the assessment of novice programmers. The fourth project is funded under Carrick’s Disciplinary-Based Initiatives Scheme. Commonalities in the structure of these three projects are observed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Conferences in Research in Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 66. Reproduction for academic, not for profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carrick Institute; assessment; unix scripting; group work; novice programming; multi-institutional collaboration
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080399 Computer Software not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences

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