Self-Directed Learning in Computing and the Path to Employment

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We report here on results from an on-going investigation of how computing professionals perceive and value self-directed learning, based on a qualitative analysis of interviews with ten computing professionals in the UK and elsewhere. The professionals expect that future colleagues will have a well-developed ability to learn on their own and indicate that they use a range of resources, strategies, and collaborators to help them learn. These interviews were then taken as a basis for innovations within the teaching and learning environment of students at Aberystwyth University
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventHEA-STEM conference 2013 - Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 17 Apr 2013 → …


ConferenceHEA-STEM conference 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Period17 Apr 2013 → …


  • employability
  • self-directed learning
  • professionalism


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