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The Role of Outreach?

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Presented at CAS Scotland Conference on 7th November 2015

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The Role of Outreach?

  1. 1. OUTREACH ACTIVITIES CAS Scotland Conference 7th November 2015 Rachel Menzies Michael Crabb Daniel Herron Karen Petrie Craig Stewart University of Dundee Mark Zarb Robert Gordon University
  2. 2. MOTIVATION Shortfall in Computing graduates What is Computing?
  3. 3. HOW CAN WE MAKE OUTREACH MORE ENGAGING? By comparing outreach to the classroom, we can deliver more engaging outreach for students, and feed back into the curriculum.
  4. 4. EASTER STUDY SCHOOL 12 participants (14 – 17yrs) 5 days 5 study sessions 4 workshops + 1 university experience tour
  5. 5. FOCUSED ATTENTION PERCEIVED USABILITY AESTHETICS ENDURABILITY NOVELTY INVOLVEMENT
  6. 6. BASELINE SURVEY SCHOOL COMPUTING CLASS FINAL SURVEY + INTERVIEW OUTREACH ACTIVITY
  7. 7. HIGH AESTHETIC APPEAL REDUCED ENDURABILITY ENJOYED THE CHALLENGE
  8. 8. REDUCED ATTENTION UNFAMILIAR TOPIC SIMILAR TO THE CLASSROOM
  9. 9. REDUCED ATTENTION USE OF PHYSICAL OBJECTS HIGHLY INTERACTIVE
  10. 10. INCREASED AESTHETICS INCREASED INVOLVEMENT CS UNPLUGGED
  11. 11. r.menzies@dundee.ac.uk

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