Prof Katrina Falkner named amongst Australia's Top 100 innovators
Congratulations to Professor Katrina Falkner for being named as one of Australia's top innovators for her work providing digital technologies and learning support to teachers across the country.
The Australian's The List Top 100 Innovators was compiled alongside a world-class panel of experts and highlights the next generation of founders and companies.
Professor Katrina Falkner, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, leads the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) group, making resources, lending libraries and courses freely available to teachers for their own professional development as well as for use in the classroom.
Congratulations again to Professor Falkner for her fantastic achievement!
In collaboration with researchers from the School of Computer Science, CSER has been awarded $9.5m in grant funding for the Mathematics Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Mathematics Hub by Education Services Australia and the University of Adelaide, and for their project 'Closing the Digital Divide for Disadvantaged Students' by the Department of Education and Training.
The Computer Science Education Research centre primarily conducts research into how to scale education opportunities using technology and how to provide online education in the most effective manner.
Currently, CSER has over 40,000 Australian teachers working with CSER and their resources from all corners of the country including very remote communities, with a high participation rate from low socioeconomic status areas and schools with high indigenous involvement.