Toward a shared understanding of competency in programming: An invitation to the BABELnot project

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Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series, 2012, 123 pp. 53 - 60
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© 2012, Australian Computer Society, Inc. The ICT degrees in most Australian universities have a sequence of up to three programming subjects, or units. BABELnot is an ALTC-funded project that will document the academic standards associated with those three subjects in the six participating universities and, if possible, at other universities. This will necessitate the development of a rich framework for describing the learning goals associated with programming. It will also be necessary to benchmark exam questions that are mapped onto this framework. As part of the project, workshops are planned for ACE 2012, ICER 2012 and ACE 2013, to elicit feedback from the broader Australasian computing education community, and to disseminate the project's findings. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the project to that broader Australasian computing education community and to invite their active participation.
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