Teaching Programming during COVID lockdowns – a positive lesson

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Abstract

As an immediate response to the economic impact of COVID, in 2020 regional UK governments promoted short-term funded university courses to enable indi-viduals that were redundant or furloughed to reskill in the area of software de-velopment. One of the courses developed was a novel Post Graduate Certificate in Software Development (Cert), based on a well-established MSc in Software Development (conversion) course (MSc SD) delivered at a local University. The course attracted over 700 applications, enabling the application of higher entry criteria than the MSc SD. Differences in the entry criteria and delivery format (entirely online for Cert) presented a unique Action Based research op-portunity. This paper initially reports on course performance of the Cert in comparison to the MSc SD. It then provides an analysis of impact and differ-ences within the enhanced entry criteria for the Cert. Providing discussion and recommendations for entry criteria and delivery mechanisms for similar courses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET-AI 2022) : Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted - 24 Nov 2021
Event7th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging
Technologies (IHIET-AI 2022) to be held at Lausanne, Switzerland, April 21-23, 2022
- Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Apr 202223 Apr 2022
http://ihiet-ai.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer
Volume319
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging
Technologies (IHIET-AI 2022) to be held at Lausanne, Switzerland, April 21-23, 2022
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period21/04/202223/04/2022
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