Jyoti Bhardwaj

Jyoti Bhardwaj

Jyoti Bhardwaj MBCS SFHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Jyoti teaches in the School of Computing and is a member of the Centre for Computing Education Research.

Her current project is the Curriculum for Excellence Transitions project, which explores the impact of the CfE on the transition from school to university for undergraduate computing students. It compares the September 2015 intake from Scottish schools to the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University (the final cohort with pre-CfE experience and qualifications) with the September 2016
(first post-CfE) intake. The methodology includes structured interviews and a domain-specific self-efficacy questionnaire. Structured interviews with 52 students during 2015 and 32 students during 2016 have been conducted during their first semester at
university. The interviews aimed to uncover the students’ experiences of learning at their secondary schools, based on the vision of the “successful CfE learner” described by Education
Scotland (2016). The project currently receives funding from the Edinburgh Napier University Teaching Fellows' Fund.

Part of the CfE transitions project has been the creation of a new, subject-specific 20 item self-efficacy questionnaire for first year entrants to Computer Science at university. Following the successful pilot of the questionnaire at Edinburgh Napier University during academic session 2015-16, it has been deployed during 2016-17 in a collaborative project with Simon Grey and Mark at University of Hull and Robert Gordon University respectively, and Edinburgh Napier University.

Jyoti is currently collaborating with Andrew Cumming on a project investigating gender difference in user behaviour of online SQL learners, with a focus on self-efficacy, persistence and learning styles.

Jyoti has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2014 and a professional member of the British Computer Society since 2011.

Research Areas

Date


5 results

New Entrants' Expectations of the First Year Computer Science Experience in the Context of a New National High School Curriculum

Conference Proceeding
Bhardwaj, J. (2019)
New Entrants' Expectations of the First Year Computer Science Experience in the Context of a New National High School Curriculum. In ITiCSE '19: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. , (85-91). https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319770
Computer science (CS) has the highest first year dropout rate amongst UK undergraduates. In this context, understanding the expectations of new students is a first step to des...

Exploring women's motivations to study computer science.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., Bhardwaj, J., & Fabian, K. (2019)
Exploring women's motivations to study computer science. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2018 Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8658768
This paper presents a study exploring women's decisions, influencers and early experiences of computing to better understand how women's motivations and prior experience affec...

In search of self-efficacy: development of a new instrument for first year Computer Science students

Journal Article
Bhardwaj, J. (2017)
In search of self-efficacy: development of a new instrument for first year Computer Science students. Computer Science Education, 27(2), 79-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2017.1355522
This study explores the changes in Computer Science (CS) students’ self-efficacy between entering study and the end of first year of university. It aims to give course leaders...

Review of 'Towards a framework for inclusive STEM Education' Workshop

Journal Article
Bhardwaj, J. (2017)
Review of 'Towards a framework for inclusive STEM Education' Workshop. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 9(1), 73-75
No abstract available.

Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis

Conference Proceeding
Bhardwaj, J. (2015)
Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044113
This paper reports a case study of cooperative , small-group, game-based learning by a cohort of undergraduates on a range of computing programmes, during the first trimester ...

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