Having received an order to travel somewhere, I headed Australia on the 7th October. My first destination was Sydney.
After my dissertation I have mainly concentrated on teaching development but now I have this extraordinary opportunity to familiarize myself with some new field of research. I decided it will be educational datamining. The programming environments and online materials used in programming courses are great sources of big data on how students work when they’re learning programming. So far we’re not collecting data from the introductory programming courses in our department but we’re working on setting up data collections next year with Petri. Getting familiar with analyzing similar data from colleagues courses is good experince at this point.
Hopefully in the next part of this travel document trilogy I will already report about some research findings too… Stay tuned!