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Blend and Flip for Teaching Communication Skills to Final Year International Computer Science Students

Worthington, Tom

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In addition to technical knowledge, graduates in computing and engineering disciplines are expected to have communication skills, and the ability to undertake lifelong learning. These skills are difficult to acquire using conventional lecture and tutorial based teaching. Final year international graduate computer science students at the Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science, were found to have particular difficulty when asked to write about their learning....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWorthington, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-04T23:54:20Z
dc.date.available2020-06-04T23:54:20Z
dc.identifier.citationWorthington, T. (2019, December). Blend and Flip for Teaching Communication Skills to Final Year International Computer Science Students. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE). IEEE.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/204833
dc.description.abstractIn addition to technical knowledge, graduates in computing and engineering disciplines are expected to have communication skills, and the ability to undertake lifelong learning. These skills are difficult to acquire using conventional lecture and tutorial based teaching. Final year international graduate computer science students at the Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science, were found to have particular difficulty when asked to write about their learning. In response, lectures were replaced with online exercises, group workshops in a new purpose-built flat floor classroom, and peer-assessed progressive assessment. This approach was trialed with eighty students in 2019. Preliminary results indicate students performed at least as well as with conventional lecture-based instruction.
dc.publisherPaper accepted for the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 10-13 December 2019, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
dc.rights© IEEE
dc.subjectassessment
dc.subjecte-portfolio
dc.subjectreflection
dc.subjectWork-Integrated Learning
dc.subjectvideo
dc.subjectSTAR-L
dc.subjectclassroom
dc.subjectpodcast
dc.subjecte-learning
dc.titleBlend and Flip for Teaching Communication Skills to Final Year International Computer Science Students
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesNotes from the presentation at IEEE TALE 2019, are also available: https://www.tomw.net.au/technology/education/learning_to_reflect/tale2019_blend_flip_worthington_final.pdf
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-10-31
local.identifier.absfor089999 - Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor130103 - Higher Education
local.identifier.absfor130309 - Learning Sciences
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.ieee.org/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationWorthington, T., ANU Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University
local.identifier.absseo939902 - Education and Training Theory and Methodology
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