David Duce

David Duce is a Professor of Computer Science at Oxford Brookes University. He is the chairman of Eurographics, the European Association for Computer Graphics. Professor Duce’s recent research includes a wild fire management scenario for which he developed a proof-of-concept system to enable fire fighters and controllers to communicate through a graphical sketch pad. This work also links with work in Grid computing and research into middleware to support highly dynamic and reconfigurable systems.

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Reflections on the evolution of the teaching of programming to undergraduates at Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate computing courses inevitably include a high degree of regeneration in order to keep abreast of this rapidly changing field. Introductory programming modules in particular need to adapt to changing trends and languages. Until recently, the focus of debate within the Oxford Brookes University curriculum has therefore been on the course content, but since 2012 there has been a major change in the method of delivery through the introduction of a new apprenticeship model. This paper seeks to reflect on this, and other recent changes which have led to improved student engagement and results. The data is limited however, and so the results presented here are not conclusive.

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Communicating computer science – lessons from recent history

In any form of communication, four things are key: message content, mode of delivery, timing and intended impact. Over the last two decades our educational system has made some serious errors in all four when it comes to communicating computer

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