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Emma Riese 80% seminar “Perspectives on Assessment – A Multi-Stakeholder Study in the Context of Introductory Computer Science Courses”

Emma Riese will give a seminar at 13:15-14:15, 20th of April 2021.

Assessment can aim to both judge how well the students have fulfilled the intended learning outcomes in a course, and to guide and motivate the students’ learning. Assessment can also aim at providing students with timely and useful feedback to support their learning process. How the assessment is planned and carried out can, therefore, be said to influence the students’ learning. Introductory programming courses, given to non-computer science majors, are often given to a large group of students and to be able to provide individual feedback, teaching assistants (TAs), older students, are often employed to assist the faculty in these courses. Understanding students’, TAs’, and teachers’ experiences and use of the assessment could give us insights into how to further improve these courses in order to enhance learning among the students. During this seminar, Emma will give a brief background to her research and present the results from some of the studies she conducted, where the TAs’ and students’ perspectives have been in focus. She will also present her ongoing research projects, where the teachers’ perspective is being explored. Emma will also outline her vision for her thesis and talk about how she sees the different projects related to her overall thesis aims.

Emma Riese is a PhD student at KTH, now giving her 80% seminar. Anna Eckerdal from Uppsala Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG) at Uppsala University, will act as the opponent during the seminar

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Olle Bälter is an Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction and head of the research group for Technology Enhanced Learning at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been running online courses since 2006 and his research interests are technology enhanced learning and interface design. Since his research visit to Stanford University 2015-2016 he has been working in cooperation with Open Learning Initiative to enable more efficient learning.