I am a Senior Lecturer in Business Computing, where I teach relational databases in several courses and lead two modules on the subject.
I also teach MSc students on using databases for the Web with an introduction to the limits of relational databases, to ensure the students understand the criticisms and alternatives that exist to these systems.
I maintain a number of tools to improve the students' understanding of these concepts, particularly an SQL workbook and animated materials that are widely used to teach the subject.
Department of Computing
Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
- Database Systems
I am currently involved in two strands of research. One is Computing Education, in which I create and evaluate tools, resources, and practices to improve the teaching of computing. These include, for instance, the eL-CID animations (Boisvert, 2009) or the programme of visits to schools (Adshead et al. 2015).
The second is Open Data, which offers a host of science and engineering challenges.
I am currently collaborating with the Better With Data Society, a social enterprise, to develop further tools to facilitate public contributions to improve the quality of open data.
- Better With Data Society
- Computing in Schools
DJELIL, Fahima, BOISVERT, Charles, PETER, Yvan, SECQ, Yann, BROISIN, Julien and DE LA HIGUERA, Colin (2017). Vers une massification de l’apprentissage instrumenté de l’informatique, et une intégration des instruments et de leur évaluation. In: Les Grands Challenges des ORPHEE-RDV 2017, Font Romeu, France, January 31-February 1, 2017. Orphée, reseau de l'e-éducation.
BOISVERT, Charles, DOMDOUZIS, Konstantinos and LOVE, Matthew (2016). An Open Workflow Environment to Support Learning Data Science. In: Apprentissage Instrumente de l’Informatique, Font-Romeu (France), 30 January - 2 February 2017.
LOVE, Matthew, BOISVERT, Charles, URUCHURTU, Elizabeth and IBBOTSON, Ian (2016). Nifty with data: can a business intelligence analysis sourced from open data form a nifty assignment? In: ITiCSE '16 : Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. ACM. (In Press)
ADSHEAD, Deborah, BOISVERT, Charles, LOVE, David and SPENCER, Phil (2015). Changing culture : educating the next computer scientists. In: DAGIENE, Valentina, SCHULTE, Carsten and JEVSIKOVA, Tatjana, (eds.) ITiCSE '15 : Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. Association for Computing Machinery, 33-38.
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