CCSE Hosts UKICER 2021 Online Conference

Published: 4 September 2021

Members of the CCSE formed the local organising committee for UKICER this year and delivered a successful conference.

The CCSE hosted, for the second year running, the United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research conference from 2nd-3rd September this year. The conference was hosted entirely online with a combination of Zoom and Discord platforms designed to support both large-scale plenary sessions and the small group discussions which characterise the conference.

The conference comprised of 9 papers, 4 posters, 6 workshops and a keynote presentation from Leo Porter. The conference also launched a new kind of collaborative, multi-institutional project called a Research in Practice Project Activity (RIPPA), with the inaugural project being focused around spatial skills testing on an international scale.

Sessions were well attended with over 70 registrants, making for active discussion tables and chat spaces throughout the conference.

CCSE Local Organising Committee

General and Programme Chairs: Quintin Cutts, Joseph Maguire

Event Chair and Submission Chair: Jack Parkinson

Programme Committee: Peter Donaldson

Local Organising Committee: Nicola Looker, Lovisa Sundin, Ethel Tshukudu, Elizabeth Cole, Mireilla Bikanga Ada, Maria Evangelopoulou, Fionnuala Johnson

First published: 4 September 2021