Girls ‘just as good as boys’ at computer science work

This week the Irish Independent published an article reporting on some work by Maynooth University colleagues Keith Quille, Susan Bergin, and Natalie Culligan, focussing on gender aspects of performance in computer science, and how computer science as an academic subject is experienced. The paper was presented at the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in … More Girls ‘just as good as boys’ at computer science work

The New York Times on cheating in university programming courses

Yesterday the New York Times published an article on cheating in university computer programming courses. To anyone who has taught a programming course, much of the narrative is probably all too familiar. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see it featured in mainstream media, it is helpful to hear about what is happening at different universities, … More The New York Times on cheating in university programming courses