The 'Why Computing?' project was an extended PhD research study set up to investigate how students decide whether or not to apply for a computing degree. This was based on concerns about students' motivation and knowledge. The work led to the consideration of student engagement as well as the IT skills shortage. Its findings led to a number of recommendations to Government, other policy makers, professional bodies and schools as well as to universities and employers.
|Place of Publication||Coventry|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Bibliographical noteThe PhD thesis which this report refers to is also available from Curve: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/e0ea7a3b-9a34-43e3-9018-582d56b3154e/1/ .
- computing education
- computing students
- student engagement
- Computing National Curriculum
- Higher Education
- computing recruitment
- creativity in computing
- IT skills shortage
- student motivation
- computing teachers