Cambridge Computing Education Research Symposium

CCERS 2020 is now over! Many thanks to our keynote speaker, Dr Natalie Rusk, to all the fantastic presenters and to everyone who participated in the symposium. The symposium booklet and programme are available to download now, and you can explore all the posters that were presented at the symposium on the Posters page. We will also be sharing recordings and slides of as many of the paper presentations as we can – check back soon for those!

About the symposium

The Cambridge Computing Education Research Symposium (CCERS) is a one-day symposium for all academics, researchers, students, and teachers who share an interest in computing education research, particularly for young people. 

CCERS 2020 took place as a virtual event on 1 April 2020, hosted by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Themes and content

The overarching theme of CCERS 2020 was school-level computing education (either formal or non-formal).

Within this overarching theme, the symposium included paper presentations on a range of topics under the themes of:

  • Teacher engagement in computing education research
  • Assessment tools
  • Application of theoretical frameworks
  • Perceptions and attitudes 

The keynote speaker was Dr Natalie Rusk of the MIT Media Lab and the Scratch Foundation, who spoke about her passion for digital creativity using Scratch and how we can design research that supports young people as creators. 

The symposium also included two virtual poster sessions, where posters were presented on the topics of learning, teaching, content, broadening participation and school-level factors.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact [email protected].