Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

Ireland International Conference on Education, Dublin (2012).


This paper summaries the findings from a voluntary online survey distributed to all Computer Science undergraduates (part time and full time) of a large Irish third level institute in 2010. The objective of the survey was to investigate, identify and report the cohorts’ personal circumstances, computing interests, preferred learning methods and reasons for selecting Computer Science as a profession. The survey had a good response rate from most student groups. Identified from the two cohorts of part and full time Computer Science undergraduates are typical students, their personal computing interests, learning motivation and the methods of learning they indicate as most significant.