Australasian Computing Education Conference 2009

Wellington, New Zealand; Jan 20 - Jan 23, 2009

ACE2009: Post-Conference Workshop

Raymond Lister

BRACElet is a multi-institutional research study of how novice programmers comprehend and write computer programs. While it is a research project, it remains close to educational practice, with much of the data analyzed coming from exam papers sat by first year undergraduates at the participating universities.

After ACE2009, a one-day BRACElet workshop will be held. The morning sessions will introduce BRACElet to people who have not already taken part in the project. These sessions will be aimed (1) at people who might be interested in joining the project, and (2) at people who would just like to see what the project might tell them about how to write better exam papers for novice programmers. People may elect to only attend the morning sessions.

After lunch, sessions will be aimed at people who, following the morning session, are interested in actively participating in the BRACElet project.

Further details on the workshop will be available in November. In the meantime, queries may be sent to