Our next journal club (see the upcoming events page) is scheduled for Monday 10th May at 2pm BST. What paper should we discuss? We could pick one of the nine best papers from SIGCSE 2021 last month (listed below). As usual, you can send us your paper suggestions via our slack channel, via twitter @ukicse, email me or post a comment below by Friday 16th April at 6pm BST.
Best Papers for Computing Education Research
- Real Talk: Saturated Sites of Violence in CS Education. Yolanda A. Rankin, Florida State University; Jakita O. Thomas, Auburn University; Sheena Erete, DePaul University
- Investigating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Computing Students’ Sense of Belonging. Catherine Mooney, University College Dublin; Brett A. Becker, University College Dublin
- Superficial Code-guise: Investigating the Impact of Surface Feature Changes on Students’ Programming Question Scores. Max Fowler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Craig Zilles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Best Papers for Experience Reports and Tools
- How a Remote Video Game Coding Camp Improved Autistic College Students’ Self-Efficacy in Communication. Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research; James Dominic, Clemson University; Conner Phillis, KeyMark, Inc.; Thomas Beeson, Clemson University; Paige Rodeghero, Clemson University
- Inside the Mind of a CS Undergraduate TA: A Firsthand Account of Undergraduate Peer Tutoring in Computer Labs. Julia M. Markel, UC San Diego; Philip J. Guo, UC San Diego
- Understanding Immersive Research Experiences that Build Community, Equity, and Inclusion. Audrey Rorrer, UNC Charlotte; Breauna Spencer, University of California, Irvine; Sloan Davis, Google; Sepi Hejazi Moghadam, Google; Deborah Holmes, UNC Charlotte; Cori Grainger, Google
Best Papers for Positions and Curriculum Initiatives
- Creating a Multifarious Cyber Science Major. Raymond W. Blaine, U.S. Military Academy; Jean R. S. Blair, U.S. Military Academy; Christa M. Chewar, U.S. Military Academy; Rob Harrison, U.S. Military Academy; James J. Raftery, U.S. Military Academy; Edward Sobiesk, U.S. Military Academy
- Confronting Inequities in Computer Science Education: A Case for Critical Theory. Aleata Hubbard Cheuoua, WestEd
- Developing an Interdisciplinary Data Science Program. Mariam Salloum, University of California, Riverside; Daniel Jeske, University of California, Riverside; Wenxiu Ma, University of California, Riverside; Vagelis Papalexakis, University of California, Riverside; Christian Shelton, University of California, Riverside; Vassilis Tsotras, University of California, Riverside; Shuheng Zhou, University of California, Riverside
There’s also Nicola’s suggestion from last month on What Do We Think We Think We Are Doing? Metacognition and Self-Regulation in Programming by James Prather, Brett A. Becker, Michelle Craig, Paul Denny, Dastyni Loksa, and Lauren Margulieux from ICER 2020 doi.org/gh3qm8.