The Research School of Computer Science has won a competitive ANU Teaching Enhancement Grant in the latest round of funding provided to promote innovations to education at The Australian National University.
The Grant will seek to leverage the work of two current PhD Students Mazen Al Ismail and Jaewon Kim, who are investigating Human Computer Interaction issues relating to use of mobile devices which are relevant to mobile learning, and implement their findings in an undergraduate computing course in 2016.
The Grant was developed out of the work in particular of Mazen Al Ismail. Mazen investigated the preferences of students for the nature of online learning material based on a number of factors including location, busyness of environment and whom else is also present.
The goal of the project is to inveestigate what online materials are used in which contexts in practice. This will provide invaluable information on what resources are needed to improve student learning.