This is a catch-all in which I put all the odds and ends related to research.

Many papers are available at ACM digital library

 

 

2016-2017

In theory I have retired – but actually I am still interested in CS Education research and have 2 papers that came out this year.

Student software designs at the undergraduate midpoint

Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander, Chris Loftus and Anna Eckerdal. 2017.

In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference

on innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (Bologna 2017).

ITiCSE '17. ACM, New York, NY

 

In the liminal space: Software Design as a Threshold Skill.  Lynda Thomas, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Eric Mostrum, and Carol Zander. 2017. PESTLHE,
Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,  Special Issue: Threshold Concepts and Conceptual Difficulty.
Vol 12, No. 1, 2017, ISSN 1750-8428,  12 pages.

2015-2016

Why Computing Students Learn on Their Own: Motivation for Self-Directed Learning of Computing.  Robert McCartney, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, and Carol Zander. 2016. Trans. Comput. Educ. 16, 1, Article 2 (January 2016), 18 pages.

 

Presentation at Hopper Colloquium - May 25th 2016. Can students design software: CS specific pedagogical research

2014-2015

Graduating students' designs: through a phenomenographic lens

Thomas, L., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Mostrum, J., Sanders, K. & Zander, C. 2014 Proceedings of the tenth annual conference on International computing education research.

In Proceedings of the tenth annual conference on International computing education research (ICER '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 91-98.

 

2013-2014

A fresh look at novice programmers' performance and their teachers' expectations

Utting, I., Tew, A. E., McCracken, M., Thomas, L. A., Bouvier, D., Frye, R., Paterson, J., Caspersen, M., Kolikant, Y. B-D., Sorva, J. & Wilusz, T. 2013.

Proceedings of the ITiCSE working group reports conference on Innovation and Technology in computer science education  ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15-32.

 

2012-2013

Carol Zander, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Jan Erik Moström, and Lynda Thomas. 2012.

Self-directed learning: stories from industry.

In Proceedings of the 12th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 111-117.

 

Kate Sanders, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Lynda Thomas, and Carol Zander. 2012.

Threshold concepts and threshold skills in computing.

In Proceedings of the ninth annual international conference on International computing education research (ICER '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 23-30.

 

Lynda Thomas. 2013a. Self-directed learning in computing, and the path to employment, presentation at the HEA - STEM conference, April 2013.

 

Lynda Thomas. 2013b. How students learn computing, presentation to HEA - Invited presentation at the HEA CS New to Teaching conference, March 2013

 

2011-2012

Lynda Thomas, Boustedt, Jonas; Eckerdal, Anna; McCartney, Robert; Mostrom, Jan Erik; Sanders, Kate; Zander, Carol. 2012.

Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice.

Proceedings of the National Academy’s Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference ISBN number is 978-1-906642-58-7 

 

Boustedt, J., Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, and Carol Zander. 2011.

Students' perceptions of the differences between formal and informal learning.

In Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on Computing education research (ICER '11).

ACM, New York, NY, USA, 61-68.

2010-2011

The 'Sweden Group' has switched focus from Threshold concepts to Informal Learning. Although there are a couple of other

themes showing up here too.

 

Jürgen Börstler, Mark S. Hall, Marie Nordström, James H. Paterson, Kate Sanders, Carsten Schulte, and Lynda Thomas. 2010.

An evaluation of object oriented example programs in introductory programming textbooks. SIGCSE Bull. 41, 4 (January 2010), 126-143.

 

Chris Loftus, Lynda Thomas, and Carol Zander. 2011. Can graduating students design: revisited.

In Proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 105-110.

 

Robert McCartney, Anna Eckerdal, Jan Erik Mostrom, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, and Carol Zander. 2010.

Computing students learning computing informally. In Proceedings of the 10th Koli Calling International

Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 43-48.

2009-2010

Thomas, Lynda; Boustedt, Jonas; Eckerdal, Anna; McCartney, Robert; Mostrom, Jan Erik; Sanders, Kate; Zander, Carol. 2010.

Threshold Concepts in Computer Science: An Ongoing Empirical Investigation. In Meyer, Jan H.F., Land, Ray and Baillie, Caroline (eds.)

Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning. Sense Publishing.

 

Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander, and Anna Eckerdal. 2010. Harnessing surprise: tales from students' transformational biographies.

In Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 300-304.

 

Zander, C., Boustedt, J., McCartney, R., Moström, J. E., Sanders, K., and Thomas, L. 2009.

Student transformations: are they computer scientists yet?. In Proceedings of the Fifth

international Workshop on Computing Education Research Workshop (Berkeley, CA, USA, August 10 - 11, 2009).

ICER '09. ACM, New York, NY, 129-140.

 

And a Journal article:

 

Robert McCartney, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Jan Erik Mostrom, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, and Carol Zander.

Liminal spaces and learning computing. European Journal of Engineering Education. Volume 34, Issue 4, 2009

2008-2009

This has been a pretty productive year. 

As usual, for a CS ED Researcher, the year is marked by the various conferences. SIGCSE in February, ITiCSE in June and ICER in September.

I attended ITiCSE in Paris this year and was involved with papers for ITiCSE and ICER. 

 

 

Zander, C., Thomas, L., Simon, B., Murphy, L., McCauley, R., Hanks, B., and Fitzgerald, S. 2009.

Learning styles: novices decide. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference

on innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (Paris, France, July 06 - 09, 2009).

ITiCSE '09. ACM, New York, NY, 223-227.

 

Moström, J. E., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Sanders, K., Thomas, L., and Zander, C. 2009.

Computer science student transformations: changes and causes. In Proceedings of the

14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

(Paris, France, July 06 - 09, 2009). ITiCSE '09. ACM, New York, NY, 181-185.

 

Simon, B., Hanks, B., Murphy, L., Fitzgerald, S., McCauley, R., Thomas, L., and Zander, C. 2008.

Saying isn't necessarily believing: influencing self-theories in computing.

In Proceeding of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research

(Sydney, Australia, September 06 - 07, 2008). ICER '08. ACM, New York, NY, 173-184.

 

Moström, J. E., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Sanders, K., Thomas, L., and Zander, C. 2008.

Concrete examples of abstraction as manifested in students' transformative experiences.

In Proceeding of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research

(Sydney, Australia, September 06 - 07, 2008). ICER '08. ACM, New York, NY, 125-136.

 

Also a couple of Journal papers: 

 

Renee McCauley, Sue Fitzgerald, Gary Lewandowski, Laurie Murphy, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander

Debugging: a review of the literature from an educational perspective

Computer Science Education, Volume 18, Issue 2 June 2008 , pages 67 - 92

 

Sue Fitzgerald, Gary Lewandowski, Renee McCauley, Laurie Murphy, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander

Debugging: finding, fixing and flailing, a multi-institutional study of novice debuggers

Computer Science Education, Volume 18, Issue 2 June 2008 , pages 93 - 116

2007-2008

This year has been so busy I am updating this once it is over! 

2006-2007

I did a lot of travelling at the beginning and end of the year. 

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

2001-2002 

2000-2001