Code reuse and formative assessment
Congratulations to Niklas Nystad! The paper based on his thesis has been accepted to EDUCON2021 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference and presented today. The paper presents an interview study investigating teachers’ attitude and experiences with formative assessment and code reuse in computing education at secondary level.
About stepping and stumbling stones
Which are, in the experience of secondary school teachers, the elements that promote teaching of programming, i.e., stepping stones, and challenges that might negatively impact their teaching, i.e., stumbling stones? We address this research question in a paper that is just published in the new issue of IxD&A (Interaction Design and Architecture). The paper is open access and can be downloaded here.
In-service teachers training
Congratulation to Jørgen Thorsnes! The paper based on his master thesis had been accepted at ISSEP2020 – International Conference on Informatics in Schools. The proceedings of the conference are available here. The paper explores the impact of a university-level training program offered to in-service teachers, with a focus on teachers’ self-efficacy in teaching programming. You […]
Participation to NKUL2019
UMI-Sci-ed, Excited, and TILES have joined forces to present their research results at NKUL, the conference that brings together teachers, school managers, policy makers, and educational technology companies. Thank you to the organizers of the NKUL conference who have given us the possibility to have a stand at the 3-day conference and organize a special […]
Dr. Mavrommati visiting NTNU
In the context of an Erasmus+ agreement with Open Hellenic University we had the pleasure to host Dr. Irene Mavrommati. While visiting NTNU she gave an interesting talk on IoT sensing for STEM Education & environmental awareness, something very relevant for the work we are doing in schools in the context of Excited. It was interesting […]
Happy to be joining ALL DIGITAL
Excited has recently joined ALL DIGITAL, a Pan-European association aiming at promoting digital skills. Prof. Divitini attended the ALL DIGITAL general assembly in May and presented Excited as a new member. This follows our involvement in the European project UMI-Sci-Ed and it will give us the possibility to bring forward this work also now that […]
2-days Programming workshop at the main library
Join us for 2-days of creative and engaging activities with programming. Read more and register!
User centered design of games for programming
Learning programming with a game? We held a 1-day workshop for six 10th grade students from a local school to investigate what kind of games lower secondary school students enjoy, which elements that work well in a game for learning programming, and get ideas for a game concept. During the first half of the workshop […]
Designing games for privacy
Congratulation to Dag, Erlend, and Torjus! Their work during specialisation and master projects has been summarised into an article that has been accepted for publication at 21th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning. The paper will appear in the proceedings of the conference by Springer. Well done 🙂 ABSTRACT Supporting the co-design of games for […]
ANYBOARD goes to school
Learning Internet of Things (IoT) by designing interactive board games? ANYBOARD, a platform for the design of interactive board games has been recently used to create engaging and fun learning experiences. By joining forces with the UMI-Sci-Ed project, ANYBOARD researchers have been able to integrate the research platform into an educational scenario, defining relevant learning objectives, related activities, and supporting […]