Computing Education Research
Computing Education Research (CER) broadly looks at the study of teaching and learning of computer science. Topics may include (but are not limited to) curriculum development for various education levels, development and effectiveness of educational tools, teaching and learning philosophies, issues of diversity in computer science, and other pedagogical techniques related to CS.
To learn more about CER, Professor Amy J. Ko from the University of Washington has compiled a fantastic FAQ.
CERD seminar series
Our CERD (Computing Education Research @ Davis) seminar series is run like a typical research group where someone presents either their research or discuss research papers submitted to related conferences. Unlike other research groups that are technical and often require some domain knowledge, this seminar is open to everyone (especially undergraduate students!) and only assumes basic computer science knowledge and familiarity of some educational tools such as GitHub, Jupyter Notebooks, etc. Because of the nature of this field, people can typically speak based on personal classroom experiences.
Everyone is welcome to attend CERD, including undergraduate students!
For Spring Quarter 2023, we meet every Wednesday from 12:10 - 01:00 PM both in person (Kemper 1131) and online via zoom.
The tentative seminar schedule for each quarter can be found => here <= (the link is only accessible to UC Davis members). Keep in mind that this is tentative and that changes are fairly common.
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CERD was originally founded by graduate students Justin Perona, Aakash Prabhu, and Professor Joël Porquet-Lupine in January of 2020.
As of FQ22, our current co-hosts are Joël Porquet-Lupine, Mansi Agrawal, and Cailey Tennyson.
Our previous co-hosts include: Aakash Prabhu (WQ20–WQ21) and Noah Rose Ledesma (SQ21–SQ22).