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Judy Sheard

Contact Details

Position      :   Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
                        Head, Caulfield School of Information Technology
Office         :    H6.13, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Melbourne, Australia
Telephone  :   (61) (3) 9903 2701
Fax             :   (61) (3) 9903 1077
Email         :

  Recent teaching

FIT9017  Foundations of programming
FIT3063  Human-computer interaction
FIT2034  Computer programming 2

Previous teaching experience


My main research interest is in the area of computing education.   I am co-director of the Computing Education Research Group (CERG) within the Faculty of Information Technology.   This group aims to focus on relevant and contemporary educational issues in computing and seeks to provide a vision for the pedagogical future of computing.   Research projects encompass a wide range of aspects of computing education.   CERG is a member of  the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI) and Computer Science Education Research Groups International (CSERGI).

A list of my publications

Recent research interests:

  • Theoretical foundations of the computing education research discipline.
  • Exam classification project - an investigation of the styles and pedagogical foundations of formal examinations used in assessment of introductory programming students.
  • Pedagogical and epistemological issues in the use of educational technology. A recent project related to this is: Web 2.0 Authoring Tools in Higher Education Learning and Teaching: New Directions for Assessment and Academic Integrity. An Australian Learning and Teaching Council Priority Project, 2009-2010.
  • Investigating learner behaviour through user modelling of online interactions. Projects related to this research are Pedant and ViSION.
  • History of computing - promoting knowledge of the history of computing. A current activity is the Virtual Museum Project.
  • Student engagement - and related topics of contributing pedagogies and online learning communities. Projects related to these issues are the Perceptions and Study Habits projects.
  • Cheating and plagiarism practices of tertiary students.
  • The teaching-research nexus: A recent project related to this is: The culture of teaching and learning in ICT & engineering: facilitating research professors to be T&L leaders. An Australian Learning and Teaching Council Leadership Project, 2009-2011.


Head of School, Caulfield School of Information Technology,

Director of the Monash Museum of Computing Historya digital evolution... 


    Chair,  Australasian Chapter of ACM SIGCSE, 2009, 2010.
    Program Chair,  Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2000),  Monash University, 4-6 December 2000.
    Co-organiser, Women in Computing Forum (WIC7),  Monash University, 3 December 2000.
    Coordinator, ITiCSE Working Group 2003.
    Co-organiser, 1st and 7th Melbourne Computing Education Conventicles (2004 and 2010).
    Organising committee, 2nd, 4th and 5th Melbourne Computing Education Conventicles, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

    Co-editor, Special Issue of Computer Science Education journal, September 2007

    Co-editor, Special Issue of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011

    Co-chair, Doctoral Consortium prior to Koli Calling, Joensuu, Finland, October 2009.

    Co-chair, Doctoral Consortium prior to ICER 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, August 2011.

    Community outreach activities including Monash IT Summer School, Camp Monash and Monash Open Day.

Other Interests

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Last update: February 2012