Excited Seminar Week on Research in IT Education

Excited Seminar Week on Research in IT Education

 



Photo: Kai T. Dragland/NTNU

Excited SFU welcomes you to a week of seminars for learning more about research in IT education and sharing your experiences! It is possible to sign up for single days without participating the whole week.

When: Mon 30 May – Fri 3 June 2022
Time: Mon-Thu 9:00-15:00, writing session 15:00-16:00; Fri 9:00-13:00, writing session 13:00-15:00
Where: NTNU Gløshaugen, Trondheim, IT Building, room 454


The target group for the seminar is teaching staff and PhD candidates at NTNU and Nord University.

The seminar will cover hot topics in IT education research, combining state-of-the art theory with a practical perspective and the opportunity to exchange experiences with colleagues and experts. All the seminar days will include a combination of expert presentations and hands-on group work. The seminar will also offer opportunities to reflect on and discuss your own pedagogical practice and development work, e.g., in the context of plans for further qualification.

The overall program is as follows:

Mon 30 May, Integrating sustainability in IT education
Frameworks and methodologies for integrating sustainability into computing education, especially user centered design and software engineering 

Tue 31 May, Learning outcomes and structure
Competence development, expected learning outcomes, soft skills, concept inventories

Wed 1 June, Learning activities and assessment in IT education
Student active learning, assessment from the perspective of constructive alignment

Thu 2 June, Tools for IT education
Tools for e-exams, classification of learning technology, game-based learning 

Fri 3 June, Succeeding with educational research in own teaching
Ethical challenges, publishing venues for computing education research

  • All seminar days will be based on active student participation (e.g. group discussions, hands-on exercises)
  • Relevant research methodologies will be addressed throughout the week, with reference to examples in the syllabus research papers. 
  • There will be a writing session at the end of each seminar day, providing an opportunity to work on your own education-related research.

Lunch is included. On Thursday 2 June at 19:00 there will be a dinner for all seminar participants at the restaurant Frati, Kongens gate 20, 7011 Trondheim, www.frati.no.

It is possible to participate in one or more seminar days. However, we ask that you participate for whole days, including the practical activities. For those participating the whole week, we will provide an informal letter of confirmation of attendance. 

We encourage our colleagues from other campuses/institutions to make a trip to Trondheim for on-site participation on one or more of the seminar days!

Registration form here

The seminar is a mandatory part of NTNU’s PhD level course IT8007 (7.5 stp). For PhD Candidates at NTNU who consider signing up for the PhD course IT8007, please have a look at the course description and remember the deadline for course registration: 15 February 2022.

We hope many of you are interested and will join the Excited seminar week!

Mon 30 May – Integrating sustainability in IT education
Frameworks and methodologies for integrating sustainability into computing education, especially user centered design and software engineering

Room 454, IT building, NTNU Gløshaugen

 

Topic

Format

Responsible

08:30

Coffee and mingling

09:00

Introduction to the day & the week

  • Program & practicalities
  • Excited Center for excellent IT education
    • Why do we focus on sustainability in IT education?
  • Understanding our students
    • Psychological factors
    • Student personas

Plenary

Birgit R. Krogstie and Swetlana Fast

10:00

Sustainability concepts, frameworks, competences

  • Green IT
  • Sustainability effects
  • Key competences
  • Forms of integrating sustainability into education
  • Use of sustainability frameworks in education: Examples

Plenary

John Krogstie

11:00

Short break

11:15

Group work (I)*

Identifying cases within the group; agreeing on 1-2 for further work

Group work

Birgit R. Krogstie

12:00

Lunch break (Science building)

13:00

Group work (II)*

Integrating sustainability in teaching, linking to frameworks and competences: each group selects 1-2 cases

Group work

Birgit R. Krogstie, John Krogstie

13:45

Groups reporting on their cases

Plenary

14:00

Group work (III)*

Evaluating cases vs. Psychological factors

Group work

Birgit R. Krogstie

14:30

Presentation of groups’ work

Plenary

14:45

Wrap-up and reflection

Plenary

Birgit R. Krogstie, John Krogstie

15:00

Writing session

For IT8007 students + others interested in working on a research plan

Monica Divitini, Birgit R. Krogstie

16:00

End of Day 1

*Pre-defined groups, same groups all day.

Reading list:

IT8007 Syllabus

Krogstie, Birgit, og John Krogstie. «Introducing sustainability in IT education: The case of a course in user-centered design». IEEE, 2020.

Penzenstadler, Birgit, Stefanie Betz, Colin C. Venters, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Jari Porras, Norbert Seyff, Leticia Duboc, og Christoph Becker. «Everything is INTERRELATED: Teaching Software Engineering for Sustainability». Gothenburg, Sweden: ACM, 2018.

Verdecchia, Roberto, Patricia Lago, Christof Ebert, og Carol de Vries. «Green IT and Green Software». IEEE Software November/December 2021 (2021).

Other recommended reading

Giangrande, Naresh, Rehema M. White, May East, Ross Jackson, Tim Clarke, Michel Saloff Coste, og Gil Penha-Lopes. «A Competency Framework to Assess and Activate Education for Sustainable Development: Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals 4.7 Challenge». Sustainability 11 (17. mai 2019).

Gifford, Robert. «The Dragons of Inaction. Psychological Barriers That Limit Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption». American Psychologist 66, nr. 4 (juni 2011).

Penzenstadler, Birgit, Stefanie Betz, Colin C. Venters, Christoph Becker, og et al. «Blueprint and Evaluation Instruments for a Course on Software Engineering for Sustainability», februar 2018.

Porras, Jari, Victoria Palacin, Olaf Drögehorn, og Birgit Penzenstadler. «Developing a model for evaluation of sustainability perspectives and effects in ICT projects», 2017.

 

Tue 31 May – Learning outcomes and structure
Competence development, concept inventories, teamwork competency, and learning outcomes

Room 454, IT building, Gløshaugen

 

Topic

Format

Responsible

08:30

Coffee and mingling

09:00

Competence

09:00

Defining competence, dimensions of competence, competency models

Presentation + group discussion

Andrew M. Brownridge

09:40

Student perspectives, competence hierarchies, professional competencies

Presentation + group discussion

Rune Hjelsvold

10:20

Case studies in computing research

Presentation + group discussion

Rune Hjelsvold

10:45

Short break

11:00

Concept inventories

11:00

Introduction

Presentation + group discussion

Rune Hjelsvold

11:30

Identifying key concepts in practice

Presentation

Svein Erik Bratsberg

11:50

Wrap-up

Rune Hjelsvold

12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Teamwork competency in software development

Presentation + discussion

Torgeir Dingsøyr

14:00

Learning outcome

Presentation + group work

Andrew M. Brownridge

15:00

Writing session

For IT8007 students + others interested in working on a research plan

Monica Divitini, Birgit R. Krogstie

16:00

End of Day 2

 

Reading list:

Stephen Frezza, Mats Daniels, Arnold Pears, Åsa Cajander, Viggo Kann, Amanpreet Kapoor, Roger McDermott, Anne-Kathrin Peters, Mihaela Sabin, and Charles Wallace. "Modelling Competencies for Computing Education beyond 2020: A Research Based Approach to Defining Competencies in the Computing Disciplines". In ITiCSE 2018 Companion: Proceedings Companion of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3293881.3295782

Guttorm Sindre, Michail Giannakos, Birgit R. Krogstie, Robin Munkvold, and Trond Aalberg. "Project-Based Learning in IT Education: Definitions and Qualities". In Uniped, Vol.41, Iss.2, June 2018, pp 147 - 163, June 2018. https://doi.org/10.18261/ISSN1893-8981-2018-02-06

Leo Porter, Daniel Zingaro, Soohyun Nam Liao, Cynthia Taylor, Kevin C. Webb, Cynthia Lee, and Michael Clancy. "BDSI: A Validated Concept Inventory for Basic Data Structures". In ICER '19: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3291279.3339404

Optional reading:

Diane Strode, Torgeir Dingsøyr, and Yngve Lindsjørn. " A teamwork effectiveness model for agile software development". In Empirical Software Engineering (2022) 27: 56 pp. 1-50, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-021-10115-0

 

Wed 1 June – Learning activities and assessment in IT education
Student active learning, assessment from the perspective of constructive alignment

Room 454, IT building, Gløshaugen

 

Topic

Format

Responsible

08:30

Coffee and mingling

09:00

Learning activities in computing education- introduction

Line Kolås

09:15

Project-based learning

Presentation + group discussion

Guttorm Sindre

10:00

Peer code review

Presentation + group discussion

Line Kolås

10:45

Short break

11:00

Action research; How to + examples from IS/CS

Presentation + group work

Line Kolås

12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Assessment in computing education

13:00

Formative and summative assessment

Presentation

Guttorm Sindre

13:15

Constructive alignment

Presentation

Guttorm Sindre

13:30

Portfolio as assessment method

Presentation

Arne Styve

14:15

Assessment of products vs process in Project Based Learning

Introduction + Discussion

Line Kolås

15:00

Writing session

For IT8007 students + others interested in working on a research plan

Monica Divitini, Birgit R. Krogstie

16:00

End of Day 3

 

Reading list:

Guttorm Sindre, Michail Giannakos, Birgit R. Krogstie, Robin Munkvold, and Trond Aalberg. "Project-Based Learning in IT Education: Definitions and Qualities". In Uniped, Vol.41, Iss.2, June 2018, pp 147 - 163, June 2018. https://doi.org/10.18261/ISSN1893-8981-2018-02-06

Indriasari, T.D., Luxton-Reilly, A. & Denny, P. A, (2020). Review of Peer Code Review in Higher Education. ACM Transaction Computer Education, 20(3) (25 pages)  

Cain, Andrew (2013). Chapter 4: A Model for Constructive Alignment of Introductory Programming, in Constructive Alignment for Introductory Programming – Phd thesis. (38 pages)

 

Thu 2 June – Tools for IT education
Tools for e-exams, classification of learning technology, game-based learning

Room 454, IT building, Gløshaugen

 

Topic

Format

Responsible

08:30

Coffee and mingling

09:00

What learning tools for IT education? An introduction and examples

09:00

An overview of tools for IT education

Presentation+ discussion

Monica Divitini

9:30

EXAMPLE: Jupyter Notebook - An introduction

Presentation

+Demo

Kai Erik Hoff

10:00

EXAMPLE: Tools for peer-review

Presentation

Nipuna Weeratunge

10:30

Short break

10:45

Design Your own study

Group work

11:30

EXAMPLE: E-exams – Supporting tools and challenges

Presentation + discussion

Guttorm Sindre

12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Games in computing education

An introduction and discussion about the use of games in Computing Education.

Presentation + play + group work

Kristine Øygardslia

15:00

Writing session

For IT8007 students + others interested in working on a research plan

Monica Divitini, Birgit R. Krogstie

16:00

End of Day 4

19:00

Dinner at the restaurant Frati, Kongens gate 20, 7011 Trondheim, www.frati.no

 

Reading list:

What learning tools for IT education? An introduction

Supporting articles:

Already in the General Reading List. Luxton-Reilly, A. et al. (2018) ‘Introductory programming: a systematic literature review’, in Proceedings Companion of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ITiCSE 2018 Companion), pp. 55–106. doi: 10.1145/3293881.3295779. (6.4)

Additional suggested reading:

McGill, M.M. and Decker, A. (2020) ‘Construction of a Taxonomy for Tools, Languages, and Environments across Computing Education’, in Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ICER ’20), pp. 124–135. doi:10.1145/3372782.3406258.

E-exams – Supporting tools and challenges

Supporting articles:

Sindre, G. (2020, October). Code Writing vs Code Completion Puzzles: Analyzing Questions in an E-exam. In 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-9). IEEE.

Additional suggested reading:

Ericson, B. J., Foley, J. D., & Rick, J. (2018, August). Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of adaptive parsons problems. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 60-68).

 

Games in computing education

Supporting articles:

Johnson, C. et al. (2016) ‘Game Development for Computer Science Education’, in Proceedings of the 2016 ITiCSE Working Group Reports. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ITiCSE ’16), pp. 23–44. doi:10.1145/3024906.3024908. (no Section 4. Case Studies since this is mainly focusing on pre-university games)

Additional suggested reading:

will be provided during the course.

 

Fri 3 June – Succeeding with educational research in own teaching
Ethical challenges, publishing venues for computing education research

Room 454, IT building, Gløshaugen

 

Topic

Format

Responsible

08:30

Coffee and mingling

09:00

Overview of relevant research methods/approaches

Ethical challenges

Plenary

Birgit R.Krogstie

09:30

Relevant publication channels and networking arenas

Plenary

Guttorm Sindre

10:15

Alt.A

Example of teaching research:

Gabrielle Hansen, PhD trial lecture (live, Zoom): “How does feedback enable students to learn from initially misunderstanding what they seek to learn?”

This presentation also illuminates topics from seminar day (1 June) on assessment and constructive alignment.

Live, Zoom

(Room 242)

Gabrielle Hansen

Alt.B

What makes a great experience report paper?

Group work

Monica Divitini, Birgit R. Krogstie

11:00

Matchmaking and ideas for further collaboration on teaching-related research

Group work

11:30

Wrap-up/reflection

Plenary

Birgit R. Krogstie (& all)

11:45

Lunch break (packed lunch, room 454)

12:15

End of Day 5

12:15

Gabrielle Hansen, Public defense of PhD thesis Use of Feedback in a Higher Education learning Context. “It’s not like it’s too late to learn. And this is an important message, you can learn even if you have misunderstood”

We encourage you to come and attend!

Disputasrommet, NTNU Main Building or Zoom

Gabrielle Hansen

From 12:15

Writing session & discussions

It is possible to remain in room 454 for writing and/or further discussions

 

Recommended reading:

Mark Guzdial (2015). Learner-Centered Design of Computing Education: Research on Computing for Everyone. Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics. Morgan & Claypool Publishers.