3rd Computer Science Teacher Meeting

On June, 20 2013 the third iCom Computer Science Teacher Meeting took place at the Faculty of Computer Science in Vienna. Practitioners and a guest from the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) project joined us for an inspiring dialog. 

3rd Computer Science Teacher Meeting


During the meeting a variety of topics were in the focus of the meeting and participants shared their experiences of everyday school practice in computer science lessons. Further, Oswald Comber provided some insights into his exciting PhD project about a framework for introducing game programming at school. Christoph Derndorfer, member of the OLPC, explained the project and brought a 100$ laptop with him for a live demonstration. During the following conversation topics such as assessment, student motivation and the use of Rasperry Pi in computer science lessons were discussed. The assessment of students' outcomes is an ongoing topic of the iCom computer science teacher meetings and in 2012 a process for person-centered assessment was published in Case study on Person-Centered Assessment in Computer Science and its Support by the VLE Moodle. Another issue was the computer science teacher training at the University of Vienna and forthcoming modifications of the curriculum and innovative approaches of teacher seminars with school practice.