Computing Education Research Compiled: Keyword Trends, Building Blocks, Creators, and Dissemination

Mikko Apiola, Mohammed Saqr, Sonsoles Lopez-Pernas, Matti Tedre
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The need for organized computing education efforts dates back to the 1950s. Since then, computing education research (CER) has evolved and matured from its early initiatives and separation from mathematics education into a respectable research specialization of its own. In recent years, a number of meta-research papers, reviews, and scientometric studies have built overviews of CER from various perspectives. This paper continues that approach by offering new perspectives on the past and present
more &raquo; ... state of CER: analyses of influential papers throughout the years, of the theoretical backgrounds of CER, of the institutions and authors who create CER, and finally of the top publication venues and their citation practices. The results reveal influential contributions from early curriculum guidelines to rigorous empirical research of today, the prominence of computer programming as a topic of research, evolving patterns of learning-theory usage, the dominance of high-income countries and a cluster of 52 elite institutions, and issues regarding citation practices within the central venues of dissemination. INDEX TERMS Computer science education, computing education research, computing education, scientometrics, science mapping, review. "COMPUTING EDUCATION" OR "COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCA-TION" OR "COMPUTER SCIENCE LEARN*" OR "LEARNING COM-PUTER SCIENCE" OR "TEACHING COMPUTER SCIENCE" OR "COM-PUTER SCIENCE TEACH*" OR "COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT*" OR "COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE*" OR "COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICUL*" OR "COMPUTING LEARN*" OR "TEACHING COMPUT-ING" OR "COMPUTING TEACH*" OR "COMPUTING STUDENT*" OR "COMPUTING COURSE*" OR "COMPUTING CURRICUL*" D. INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA Results were limited to original articles published in conferences or journals, written in the English language.
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