Educational Datamining in Australia, part I

Having received an order to travel somewhere, I headed Australia on the 7th October. My first destination was Sydney.

Considering the Finnish weather in October, Australia was not a bad choi

Considering the Finnish weather in October, Australia was not a bad choise…

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.

Visiting University of Newcastle 2 hours north from Sydney. My colleague Simon has prepared all year to be the Santa Claus in December.

Visiting University of Newcastle 2 hours north from Sydney. My colleague Simon has prepared all year to be the Santa Claus in December.

Since you don't want to look at pictures of me in all local universities, I instead decided to take a photo of the kids playground just next to Sydney University of Technology. Absolutely my favourite playground in Sydney. : ) Too bad I left the buckets and spades home for the kids... ; )

Since you don’t want to look at pictures of me in all local universities, I instead decided to take a photo of the kids playground just next to Sydney University of Technology. Absolutely my favourite playground in Sydney. : ) Too bad I left the buckets and spades home for the kids… ; )

My colleague Al and I decided we will look dissapointed in the photo because the water was already turned off after our day of hard work. I didn't exactly succeed.

My colleague Al and I decided we will look dissapointed in the photo because the water was already turned off after our busy day. I didn’t exactly succeed.

Hopefully in the next part of this travel document trilogy I will already report about some research findings too… Stay tuned!

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