THE LEARNING CODE
Big things are happening in education. With the nature of our workforce changing rapidly, so too is the task of preparing our children, and indeed ourselves, to succeed within it.
University of Adelaide computer-science education researchers are at the forefront of progress; using technology to better understand how we learn, and build more effective environments in which learning can take place.
This informative presentation will explore some of their most important current projects, including:
personalised learning at scale—investigating how technology can best connect large learning communities while still enabling individually tailored education
- an open, online program helping Australia’s educators learn how to teach computer science—essential if we’re to empower future generations to create technology, not just use it
- diversity in STEM—why we need more, and our great opportunity to make it happen.
Associate Professor Katrina Falkner heads the University of Adelaide’s School of Computer Science, and directs the University’s Computer Science Education Research Group. Katrina also chairs the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education Australasia, and is the 2016 Australian Council for Computers in Education and Australian Computer Society Leader of the Year.