I am down under with my graduate students Jon Good and Alex Lishinski to present two papers at International Computing Educational Research Conference in Melbourne. In the first paper “Methodological Rigor and Theoretical Foundations of CS Education Research“, Jon will present a literature review of recent CS Education publications. The paper details the results […]

CS education @ICER2016


My colleague Ashlie Martini and I have received funding from National Science Foundation to use case studies to introduce design thinking to first-generation and underrepresented students to help them transition from classroom and lab-based learning to engineering capstone design and ultimately to their careers in engineering fields. Through this project, we […]

NSF supports project to support first-generation engineering students’ design thinking


We used qualitative interviews for an in-depth examination of student perceptions on the use of cases in a mechanical engineering course. Specifically, we examined what aspects of case studies students found to be beneficial and what aspects they found to be challenging.  The interviews produced a rich set of qualitative data, which suggested that students […]

View from the ground: Student perspective on cases