Students and their choosing of computing: findings from the 'why computing' project


Payne, L. (2014) Students and their choosing of computing: findings from the 'why computing' project. Coventry:Coventry University.


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The 'Why Computing?' project was an extended PhD research study set up to investigate how students decide whether or not to apply for a computing degree. This was based on concerns about students' motivation and knowledge. The work led to the consideration of student engagement as well as the IT skills shortage. Its findings led to a number of recommendations to Government, other policy makers, professional bodies and schools as well as to universities and employers.



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Item TypeReport (Project Report)
TitleStudents and their choosing of computing: findings from the 'why computing' project
Authors Payne, L. (profile-link for )
Uncontrolled KeywordsComputing, computing education, computing students, student engagement, Computing National Curriculum, Higher Education, computing recruitment, creativity in computing, IT skills shortage, student motivation, CAS, computing teachers
Departments Engineering and Computing/Computing
Engineering and Computing
Additional InformationThe PhD thesis which this report refers to is also available from Curve: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/e0ea7a3b-9a34-43e3-9018-582d56b3154e/1/ .
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Deposited on 22-Oct-2014 in Research - Coventry.
Last modified on 16-Sep-2016

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