Contrasting CS student and academic perspectives and experiences of student engagement

Michael Morgan, Matthew Butler, Jane Sinclair, Christabel Gonsalvez, Neena Thota

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Abstract

The performance of Computer Science (CS) on a range of international student engagement benchmarks, including the North American National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in the USA and Canada, Student Experience Survey (SES) in Australia, and the Student Engagement Survey (SES) in the UK, has generally been poor over a number of years and unfortunately shows little sign of improvement. In this ITiCSE Working Group we propose to carry out an in-depth analysis of student perspectives and experiences regarding student engagement in their CS courses and to contrast these with the perspectives and experiences of CS academics. We hope this will allow us to better understand the alignment between CS student and CS academic perspectives on student engagement and obtain insight into possible reasons for the reported poor engagement performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE’18 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 2–4, 2018 Larnaca, Cyprus
EditorsIrene Polycarpou, Janet C. Read, Panayiotis Andreou, Michal Armoni
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages338-339
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 2018 - Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Jul 20184 Jul 2018
Conference number: 23rd
https://iticse.acm.org/ITiCSE2018/

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 2018
Abbreviated titleITiCSE 2018
CountryCyprus
CityLarnaca
Period2/07/184/07/18
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Keywords

  • Computer Science
  • International Benchmarks
  • Student Engagement

Cite this

Morgan, M., Butler, M., Sinclair, J., Gonsalvez, C., & Thota, N. (2018). Contrasting CS student and academic perspectives and experiences of student engagement. In I. Polycarpou, J. C. Read, P. Andreou, & M. Armoni (Eds.), ITiCSE’18 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education: July 2–4, 2018 Larnaca, Cyprus (pp. 338-339). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3197091.3205839