Students and their choosing of computing: findings from the 'why computing' project

Lisa Payne

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCoventry
    PublisherCoventry University
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Bibliographical note

    The PhD thesis which this report refers to is also available from Curve: .


    • Computing
    • computing education
    • computing students
    • student engagement
    • Computing National Curriculum
    • Higher Education
    • computing recruitment
    • creativity in computing
    • IT skills shortage
    • student motivation
    • CAS
    • computing teachers


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