Where are we for each activity?

  • Doctoral Consortium: Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building
  • Drinks and Organ Recital: University Chapel
  • Main sessions, Mon, Tue & Wed am: Glasgow University Union, Debating Chamber
  • Civic Reception, Monday evening: City Chambers, George Square in the city centre
  • Banquet and Ceilidh: Glasgow University Union, Dining Room
  • Critical Research Review, Wed pm, Thur am: Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building
  • Workshop on Research Opportunities for School Teachers, Wed pm, Level 4, Sir Alwyn Williams Building


  • 0900-1700 Doctoral Consortium
  • 1800  NOTE TIME CHANGE  Drinks reception at the University Chapel, followed by
  • 1830 Organ Recital
      Kevin Bowyer, organist to the University, has been described as “one of the world’s hardiest and most formidable virtuosos”. Here, he will play a series of pieces loosely connecting music and computing. Think Godel, Escher, Bach, and you (might) have it.


  • 0900 Welcome
  • 0915 Keynote: Unlocking learners’ evaluative skills: a peer review perspective  David Nicol 
    See this additional page for more details
  • 1030 Break
  • 1100 Doctoral consortium reports and posters
  • 1230 Lunch
  • 1330 Research Papers: New Approaches
    • Eye Tracking in Computing Education, Teresa Busjahn, Carsten Schulte, Bonita Sharif, Simon, Andrew Begel, Michael Hansen, Roman Bednarik, Paul Oriov, Petri Ihantola, Galina Shchekotova and Maria Antropova
    • In-Flow Peer-Review of Tests in Test-First Programming, Joe Gibbs Poliz, Kathi Fisler and Shriram Krishnamurthi
  • 1440 Break
  • 1510 Research papers: Reviews
    • A Systematic Review of Approaches for Teaching Introductory Programming and Their Influence on Success, Arto Vihavainen, Airaksinen Jonne and Christopher Watson
    • Theoretical Underpinnings of Computing Education Research – What is the Evidence?, Lauri Malmi, Judy Sheard, Simon, Roman Bednarik, Juha Helminen, Paivi Kinnunen, Ari Korhonen, Niko Myller, Juha Sorva and Ahmad Takerhkani
  • 1620 Panel
      Expanding the PhD Cohort in CS Education
  • 1700 Finish
  • 1900 Civic Reception
      The City is hosting us at a small reception in the City Chambers in the centre of Glasgow. The Chambers hark back to the days when Glasgow was one of the many “second cities of empire”, and is the seat of local government.


  • 08.30 Research papers: Novices / CS1
    • The Recurring Rainfall Problem, Kathi Fisler
    • Investigating Novice Programming Mistakes: Educator Beliefs vs Student Data, Neil Brown and Amjad Altadmri
    • Predicting Student Success with Fine-Grained Clicker Data, Leo Porter, Daniel Zingaro and Raymond Lister
  • 1015 Lightning Talks
  • 1100 Break
  • 1130 Research papers: Recursion
    • A Structured Approach to Teaching Recursion Using Cargo-Bot, Elynn Lee, Victoria Shan, Bradley Beth and Calvin Lin
    • Exploring Variation in Students’ Correct Traces of Linear Recursion, Colleen Lewis
  • 1240 Lunch
  • 1340 Research papers: Outreach
    • Diversifying High School Students’ VIews About Computing with Electronic Textiles, Kristin Searle, Deborah Fields, Debora Lui and Yasmin Kafai
    • New Enactments of Mentoring and Support: Women of Color in Computing Education and Careers, Apriel Hodari, Maria Ong, Lily Ko, Rachel Kachchaf
  • 1450 Panel
    • Involving High School Teachers in CS Education Research
  • 1530 Break
  • 1600 Research papers: Understanding artifacts
    • Graduating Students’ Designs — Through a Phenomenographic Lens, Lynda Thomas, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Mostrom, Kate Sanders and Carol Zander
    • Computer programs, dialogicality, and intentionality, Josh Tenenberg and Yifat Ben-David Kolikant
  • 1710 Finish
  • 1900 Banquet and Ceilidh
      A Scottish ceilidh dance is sure to blow all the cobwebs away to ensure you’ll be fit and ready for the Wednesday session. Since all ceilidh dances follow clear algorithms, and we’ll have a caller to make sure we know the steps, you’ll need no more than your computational thinking skills. Previous experience quite unnecessary.


  • 0900 Research papers: Attitudes
    • Academic Integrity Perceptions Regarding Computing Assessments and Essays, Simon, Beth Cook, Judy Sheard, Angela Carbone and Chris Johnson
    • How CS Undergraduates Make Course Choices, Michael Hewner
  • 1010 Critical Research Review – an Overview
    • The CRR, to be held right after the conference, is a new step for ICER. Colleen Lewis, the organiser, will tell us a little about it
  • 1025 Break
  • 1055 Research papers: Instruments
    • Measuring Enrichment: Assembling and Validating an Instrument to Assess Student Self-Beliefs in CS1, Michael Scott and Gheorghita Ghinea
    • Measuring Cognitive Load in Introductory CS: Adaptation of an Instrument, Briana Morrison, Brian Dorn and Mark Guzdial
  • 1205 Wrap-up session – ICER business meeting
  • 1300 Optional lunch nearby
  • 1500-1800  NOTE TIME CHANGE  Critical Research Review Part 1
  • 1500-1700 Workshop on Research Opportunities for School Teachers


    0900-1200 Critical Research Review Part 2