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Student concerns regarding transition into higher education CS.

Siegel, Angela A.; Zarb, Mark


Angela A. Siegel

Mark Zarb


This paper discusses a study where 249 students from 18 secondary schools around Scotland who were on the verge of applying to study Computing Science at a higher education institution were surveyed on their concerns about the upcoming transition. Preliminary conclusions from this work point to the fact that this transition process is one that seems to evolve with the student as they progress through their education, and as such, should be treated differently at various stages within that process.

Start Date Jul 11, 2016
Publication Date Jul 11, 2016
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Pages 23-28
Institution Citation SIEGEL, A.A. and ZARB, M. 2016. Student concerns regarding transition into higher education CS. In Proceedings of the 21st Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Innovation and technology in computer science education 2016 conference (ITiCSE 2016), 11-13 July 2016, Arequipa, Peru. New York: ACM [online], pages 23-28. Available from:
Keywords Student transitions; Student concerns; Student issues; Quantitative survey; Computer science education; Secondary schools; Higher education


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