Creating a SIG for Computer Science Education at AERA
May 4, 2015 at 8:15 am
Hilary Dwyer is starting an effort to create a special interest group at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) just for computer science education. Please do complete her poll — especially if you are an AERA member. We need 75 signatures on the poll to be able to create the SIG.
A few of us have been talking about creating a larger presence for computer science education within AERA. In particular, we want to start a special interest group (SIG). Please take a few moments to fill out the following survey. I am trying to determine if there are enough people to start a SIG (we need 75), the benefits of doing so, and how a SIG would differ from ICER or SIGCSE.
Creating and sustaining a CS Education community within AERA could be exciting work to further establish the field. I would appreciate a forum to talk with researchers from Education who study computer science — a view not necessarily captured well at other venues right now. We could also tailor such a group to K-12 computer science and other research topics such as professional development and teacher learning.
Please email me with any questions or comments. Forward on to your co-authors, advisors, colleagues, and other AERA members that could be interested!
Hilary A. Dwyer, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
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