Workshop – Computing Science Educational Infrastructure: Crossing the Borders

The workshop will be held in Espoo, Finland on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in conjunction with ICER 2018.

This is the third workshop of SPLICE community (Standards, Protocols, and Learning Infrastructure for Computing Education) organized in association with NSF-supported project Community-Building and Infrastructure Design for Data-Intensive Research in Computer Science Education. It follows two previous workshops at Pittsburgh, PA and Baltimore, MD. More information about SPLICE and past workshops can be found at http://cssplice.org.

The purpose of this workshop is to expand the borders of the SPLICE community, bringing together researchers from the United States, Europe, and the rest of the world who wish to contribute to the joint effort of designing and building an infrastructure for data-intensive research in Computing Education.

The infrastructure should support (1) broader re-use of innovative learning content that is instrumented for rich data collection, (2) formats and tools for analysis of learner data, and (3) development of best practices to make collections of learner data available to researchers. The workshop focus will be on how our tools can better interoperate, and how we can share both data and analysis tools to improve education research efforts across the discipline and beyond. We will introduce the goals of SPLICE Community, report progress to date, present a range of relevant activities, and plan future collaboration.

Organization

The workshop is organized as a pre-symposium event in connection with ICER 2018. The workshop sessions will be held in the Haltia Finnish Nature Centre, which is located in beautiful Nuuksio National Park close to the ICER 2018 conference venue. The workshop program will cover the whole day of Sunday, August 12. Other ICER 2018 events will continue on August 13-15 The workshop is free and ICER 2018 attendance is not required if you are interested to attend the workshop only.

Participation

One of the goals of the workshop is to exchange information about attendees’ work. If you plan to attend, please, send a brief statement (less than 500 words) that summarises your work and its connection to the workshop. Make sure to mention your work with interoperable “smart content” for CSEd or with collecting and processing data generated by students in CS courses. Past work in this area is not a requirement to attend, but we will be selecting presenters among those with past relevant work! Your statement will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and you will receive a code to register.

Travel Support

A limited number of travel grants to cover extra travel expenses associated with attending the workshop are available. Please contact the organizers if you need travel support.

We hope to see you in Finland!

Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Ken Koedinger, Carnegie Mellon
Cliff Shaffer and Steve Edwards, Virginia Tech