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CS4HS@Sydney

Professor David Lowe


Associate Dean (Education) / Professor of Software
Eng
.

Faculty
of Engineering and
Information Technologies

The University of
Sydney

CS4HS

Welcome!



“CS4HS is
an initiative sponsored by Google to promote Computer
Science and Computational Thinking in high school and middle school
curriculum … These
workshops incorporate informational talks by industry
leaders, and discussions on new and emerging CS curricula at the high
school and middle school level
.”

-
http://www.cs4hs.com/

CS4HS


We have:

-
Australian UG students enrolled in
ICT
degrees


declined by 50% over
the last
decade.

-
ICT
is one of the bottom two general discipline areas with respect to attracting
high
achieving
school leavers (ATAR > 90) into tertiary study
.

-
ICT
is one of the top two discipline areas with respect to admitting low achieving
students
(ATAR
< 50) into tertiary
study.

-
Less
than 50 per cent of ICT professionals
possess
a degree level qualification in
ICT.


And yet:

-
Australia’s digital economy is valued at over $100 billion

-
The ICT industry and profession contributes almost 8 per cent of GDP.

-
http://www.acs.org.au/__
data/assets/pdf_file/0014/9302/ACARA
-
Draft

-
Shape
-
of
-
the
-
Australian
-
Curriculum_Technologies_June
-
2012.pdf


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Why is CS / SE / IS / ICT Education Important?

CS4HS


Education

-
Teacher development
:

e.g. UK “Teach First” program: Google sponsorship of
outstanding ICT graduates to become teachers.

-
Curriculum renewal
:

e.g
.
http://
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education
-
16493929


-
Student motivation
:

e.g. Raspberry Pi?


-
http://acce.edu.au/ict
-
and
-
australian
-
curriculum

-
http
://
www.computingatschool.org.uk/data/uploads/I
CT%20and%20CS%20joint%20statement.pdf


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What do we do about it?

CS4HS

Thursday

Visual
Programming / Context Free
Grammars

Information Visualization and Winner
-
take all
algorithm

NCSS
Challenge & Programming in
Python

Teaching IT Concepts Through Web
Programming

Computers are Dumb, People are
Creative

Physics and Maths in Programming
?

Careers Panel

Friday

Computation
in the data stream
model

Multicore
programming

Motif
Finding

Lab Demos: Robots /
Tabletops

/ Biomed

Survey

Lightning talks

Wrap
-
up

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Agenda

Online Education

Threat or Opportunity


CEO, The
Labshare

Institute

President, Global Online Laboratory Consortium

General Chair, REV2013 Conference


Professor David Lowe


Associate Dean (Education) / Professor of Software
Eng
.

Faculty
of Engineering and
Information Technologies

The University of
Sydney

Are we using technology effectively?

c1350 class

(
Laurentius

de
Voltolina
)

c2010 class

Education
vs

Learning


From OED Online…


Education:

-
culture
or development of personal knowledge or understanding, growth of character, moral
and social qualities, etc., as contrasted with the imparting of knowledge or skill
.

-
The
systematic instruction, teaching, or training in various academic and non
-
academic
subjects given to or received by a child, typically at a school; the course of scholastic
instruction a person receives in his or her lifetime. Also: instruction or training given to or
received by an adult


Learning

-
The action of receiving instruction or acquiring knowledge; spec. in Psychol., a process
which leads to the modification of behaviour or the acquisition of new abilities or responses,
and which is additional to natural development by growth or maturation;

-
Knowledge
, esp. of language or literary or historical science, acquired by systematic study;


What is the difference between e
-
Learning and online Education?

Online Education


Significant area of research

-
Loss of analytical skills ?

-
Loss of synthesis skills?

-
Gain in knowledge integration
skills?

-
Enhancement in broad knowledge
frameworks?

-




But where to from here?



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Is education changing? Is learning changing?

Online learning


Will it affect us?


How will
it affect us?

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Horizon report


Time
-
to
-
Adoption:
One Year or Less

Cloud Computing

Collaborative Environments

Mobile Apps

Social Networking


Time
-
to
-
Adoption:
Two to Three Years

Augmented Reality

Learning Analytics

Massively Open Online Courses

Personal Learning Environments


Time
-
to
-
Adoption:
Four to Five Years

Collective Intelligence

Internet
of
Things

Natural
User
Interfaces

Wearable Technology

-
http
://
www.nmc.org/publications


11

Technology
Outlook for STEM+ Education
2012
-
2017

Technology and Labs

For the things we have to learn before we
can

do
them, we learn by doing
them:
Aristotle

Tell me and I'll
forget; Show
me and I may
remember;

Involve
me and I'll
understand:

Chinese
Proverb


Secondary
school science labs:

Constrained access; limited
relevance; lack
of
integration

with learning technologies
(
Goodrum
, Hackling, Rennie. 2001)


Lost
Learning Opportunities
!

But
why Labs (rather than, say, simulations)?

They are expensive, cumbersome, inflexible, difficult to evolve, disconnected from reality,
time
-
consuming,


Is our lab pedagogy evolving?


c1900 Laboratory

Cavendish laboratory

http://www
-
outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/

camphy
/museum/area8/display1.htm

c2010 Laboratory

Typical undergraduate facilities

Example labs

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Remote Labs + New opportunities

15

MOOCs

-
“A massive open online course (MOOC) is a category of online course where the
participants are distributed and course materials also are dispersed across the web. …
MOOCs are open and one of their main features has been the level of connection and
collaboration by participants online. … They allow for a single teacher to teach tens or
hundreds of thousands of students. …”

-
http
://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course


2011:

-
Several course offerings
by Stanford University
.

Artificial Intelligence


160,000 enrolments

Machine learning


104,000 enrolments


2012:

-
Coursera
: 33+ Universities, 200+ courses, 1.3million students!

-
EdX
: MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, $90M

-
Udacity

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Massive Online Open Courses

MOOCs


“will only
be
10 universities
left in
the world
”:
Thrun

http
://nation.time.com/2012/09/04/mooc
-
brigade
-
will
-
massive
-
open
-
online
-
courses
-
revolutionize
-
higher
-
education/#ixzz27KpW498m


Enormous repository of rich content!


Flexibility, but…


Content is not learning!



We still need support (teaching?)


We still need structure (curriculum?)

-
How do we weave these together?



Blended learning?

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Implications






Thank You

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