Professor Bill Buchanan willl present "A Deep Analysis of N5 and Higher Computer Science" at the Secondary Session Keynote at CAS Scotland Annual Conference 2015 on Bright Red Digital Zone [here].
The Bright Red Digital Zone is free-to-use and now has over 30,000 registered users, with Computer Science being the most popular subject area. Along with this over 1 million test elements have been completed by users.
His presentation will outline some of the methods that it has used to engage leaners within Computer Science, and also analyses the performance of different subject areas for both N5 and Higher Computer Science, and identifies general weaknesses in key topic areas.
The presentation will also show novel work on defining different profiles of learning which can be identified using the cross-correlation of subject performance and also identify and define underlying gaps.
The event also sees presentations from other School of Computing academics, including Tom Flint, Andrew Cumming and Tom McEwan.