Proceedings of the United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research conference

Cutts, Q. and Maguire, J. (Eds.) (2021) Proceedings of the United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research conference. Series: International conference proceeding series (ICPS). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISBN 9781450385688

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We are excited to welcome attendees to the third United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) conference and the second successive year the conference has taken place at the University of Glasgow. The past year has demonstrated the resilience and innovation of computing educators in the United Kingdom, Ireland and beyond as they have wrestled with the challenges and constraints of the present pandemic. Even with these challenges, computing educators through-out the world have managed to conduct computing education research, some of which is being presented at UKICER. The aspiration for UKICER is to build on the success of previous conferences and continue to strengthen and expand the community in the United Kingdom and Ireland. To that end, UKICER has as many activity sessions as it does paper sessions. There are not only five workshops, but a panel to support computing educators in devising or discovering their own personal cycle of research and practice as well as the introduction of Research in Practice Project Activities or RIPPAs, a new community forming activity to motivate attendees to engage with research in computing education. UKICER 2021 received 21 paper submissions, of which 9 were accepted, giving an acceptance rate of 43%. The papers cover a broad range of topics in computing education. The authors originate from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Each paper had a minimum of 3 double blind reviews. To address potential conflict of interest issues, particularly prevalent in a small community like ours, we followed ACM policy. Under this policy, reviewers indicated conflicts of interest prior to being allocated papers to review and to address conflicts with the programme chairs, an associate program chair (APC) was appointed. We are very grateful to the local organisation and to the programme committee for their role in reviewing the papers, both promptly and thoroughly. We are confident that they provided valuable input to the authors. We are also grateful to the authors who submitted their work in such challenging times.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cutts, Professor Quintin and Maguire, Dr Joseph
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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