Julian R. Dermoudy

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Plagiarism is a serious issue in undergraduate computer science courses involving assessment of programming assignments. The electronic nature of these assignments means copying others' work is very easy, and the lack of variation between legitimately independent solutions makes the detection of plagiarised solutions difficult. The primary tool in combating(More)
While much advertising for ICT degrees uses career outcomes to market them to potential students, there is little evidence about whether these outcomes have been truly embedded into the curriculum and hence whether they can actually be attained by students. This paper reports on a process to design a University ICT curriculum that is directly informed by(More)
This paper reports on the combining of two related but hitherto distinct themes in programming education research. The first is the recognition that students in programming courses tend to perform far more poorly than their teachers would like, and further, more poorly than their teachers would expect without a careful analysis of their results. The second(More)
The University of Tasmania is undertaking a 'green-fields' replacement of its existing undergraduate ICT offerings. As part of the process over thirty industry members and educators were interviewed to gain their advice on what should be included in the only bachelors level ICT degree offered in Tasmania from 2014. This paper reports on lessons learned in(More)
This paper reports on an ICT curriculum development process that involved balancing a number of constraints that, in the words of an external academic advisory panel, resulted in a "very coherent, strong, contemporary" ICT curriculum. Instigated by an external school review that recommended the implementation of a single degree, the curriculum had to(More)
ii I, Simon Charles Stanton, declare that this thesis contains no material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma in any tertiary institution. To my knowledge and belief, this thesis contains no materials previously published or written by another person except where due reference is made in the text of the thesis. Abstract(More)
Information literacy 'enables learners to engage critically with content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning' (Council of Australian University Librarians 2001). Such skills are, therefore, a key element of undergraduate learning, a foundation for research activities, and a basis for(More)