Research and Scholarship


Member, Computing Education Research Group (CERG) , Faculty of IT, Monash University
Seminar coordinator, CERG
Member, Center for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI), Faculty of IT, Monash University

About Computing Eduction Research Group

Computer Education Research Group (CERG) considers two aspects of computing education: CERG is part of the Computer Science Education Research Group International (CERGI). These groups aims to focus on relevant and contemporary educational issues in computing and seeks to provide a vision for the pedagogical future of computing.

Research Interests

Professional Organisations/ Activities

Reviewer, Journals

International Program Committee of Reviewer

Active Research Projects

  1. PhD - Principles for designing programming tasks. This research investigated undergraduate first year programming tasks and how they influenced students' learning of programming.
  2. Computer Science and IT teachers' conceptions of Teaching (2006). The aim of this research is to determine the perceptions of successful and unsuccessful teaching among Computer Science and IT academics in l6 universities in six countries.
  3.  ICT-Ed Project (2006). This project establishes the perceptions of ICT that students bring into their course and investigates the role this has on their progression through the course. •  Innovations in teaching through the use of ICT (2004) . This project attempts to address the lack of active student engagement with coursework feedback by proposing a particular style of use of an electronic voting system (EVS).
  4. Studio based Teaching (2000-2002) This project piloted a studio-based teaching model into the undergraduate BIMS degree and evaluates the effectiveness of this approach as compared to the standard lecture-tutorial style approach.
  5. Teaching ICT, AUTC (2000 & 2002) These two CERG projects involved investigating innovations in teaching and curriculum development in ICT have been recognised by the Carrick institute, to be developed further, as part of the Carrick Discipline-based Initiative.

Competitive Research Grants

PhD and Hons students supervisions

Document last modified July 2008