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Title: A Technologist's Agenda for Scriptable, Smart, Social, and Republishable Courses
Contributor(s): Billingsley, William  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-02-27
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.475/123_4Open Access Link
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Abstract: This position paper describes the personal agenda of a lesser-known technologist and academic, who has been working on smart and social education technology since the early 2000s. Since 2015, I have also been the coordinator for a bachelor-level computer science degree at a regional Australian university with a small on-campus cohort and larger online cohort. Market pressures encourage us to pursue greater flexibility in modes and times of study, greater authenticity in how study relates to industrial practice, and greater connectivity in how our systems and studies interact with those of the wider community. As a technologist, this also motivates me to draw from four previous projects, to try to create technologies and techniques to make this ever-greater flexibility viable for a small computer science teaching team. By combining techniques from these projects, I aim to produce a small open source set of utilities to support publishing of smart, social, courses that support authentic tasks and can run and be managed in a variety of formats.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: SPLICE Spring 2019 Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 27 February 2019
Source of Publication: CS Education Infrastructure for All II: Enabling the Change, p. 1-2
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 080306 Open Software
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390405 Educational technology and computing
460804 Computing education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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