The Carrick vision and computing education: four case studies in multi-institutional collaboration

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Carbone, Angela, de Raadt, Michael, Kay, Judy, Lister, Raymond, Litchfield, Andrew, Raban, Richard, Roe, Paul, Santamaria, Daniel, Sheard, Judy, Shepherd, John, Solomon, Andrew and Thomas, Richard. 2007. "The Carrick vision and computing education: four case studies in multi-institutional collaboration." Mann, Samuel (ed.) ACE 2007: 9th Australasian Computing Education Conference. Ballarat, Australia 30 Jan - 02 Feb 2007 Sydney, Australia.
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The Carrick vision and computing education: four case studies in multi-institutional collaboration

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AuthorsCarbone, Angela (Author), de Raadt, Michael (Author), Kay, Judy (Author), Lister, Raymond (Author), Litchfield, Andrew (Author), Raban, Richard (Author), Roe, Paul (Author), Santamaria, Daniel (Author), Sheard, Judy (Author), Shepherd, John (Author), Solomon, Andrew (Author) and Thomas, Richard (Author)
EditorsMann, Samuel
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 9th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2007)
Journal Citation66 (5), pp. 3-8
Number of Pages6
Year2007
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN1920682473
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://crpit.com/Vol66.html
Conference/EventACE 2007: 9th Australasian Computing Education Conference
Event Details
ACE 2007: 9th Australasian Computing Education Conference
Event Date
30 Jan 2007 to end of 02 Feb 2007
Event Location
Ballarat, Australia
Abstract

The Carrick Institute is an initiative of the Australia federal government. It is aimed at generating strategic change in Australian University education, via grants and other awards to approximately $20 million annually. By previous Australian standards, the potential funding for projects is large. However, the Carrick Institute has a well focused vision, and grant applications need to be aligned with that vision. This paper first describes some key aspects of the Carrick vision, before describing four multi-institutional computing education projects that successfully attracted funding from the Carrick Institute in 2006. Three of the projects are funded under Carrick’s Priority Program, and are concerned with different aspects of automated assessment: (1) assessing Unix scripting skills, (2) self and peer assessment in groupwork, and (3) the assessment of novice programmers. The fourth project is funded under Carrick’s Disciplinary-Based Initiatives Scheme. Commonalities in the structure of these three projects are observed.

KeywordsCarrick Institute; assessment; unix scripting; group work; novice programming; multi-institutional collaboration
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020469999. Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
390409. Learning sciences
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Byline AffiliationsMonash University
Department of Mathematics and Computing
University of Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
Queensland University of Technology
University of New South Wales
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