A review into the factors affecting declines in undergraduate Computer Science enrolments and approaches for solving this problem.

Albinson, P., 2013. A review into the factors affecting declines in undergraduate Computer Science enrolments and approaches for solving this problem. In: Inspire DEC Student Conference 2013, 31 May 2013, Bournemouth University, Poole, England, 1 - 9 .

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Abstract

There has been a noticeable drop in enrolments in Computer Science (CS) courses and interest in CS careers in recent years while demand for CS skills is increasing dramatically. Not only are such skills useful for CS jobs but for all forms of business and to some extent personal lives as Information Technology (IT) is becoming ubiquitous and essential for most aspects of modern life. Therefore it is essential to address this lack of interest and skills to not only fill the demand for CS employees but to provide students with the CS skills they need for modern life especially for improving their employability and skills for further study. This report looks at possible reasons for the lack of interest in CS and different approaches used to enhance CS education and improve the appeal of CS.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Improving Computer Science Education ; CS ; CS0 ; CS1 ; ICT to Computer Science ; Decreasing Computer Science Enrolments ; Pedagogy ; Motivation ; Engagement
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:21332
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 Jul 2014 13:25
Last Modified:20 Jan 2015 08:57

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