Focus and scope

INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION publishes original articles about theoretical, experimental and methodological studies in the fields of informatics (computer science/computing) education, ranging from primary to tertiary education. Multidisciplinary research studies that enhance our understanding of how theoretical and technological innovations translate into educational practice are most welcome. We are particularly interested in work at boundaries, both the boundaries of informatics and of education.

The journal aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, educators, policy makers, and users involved in different areas of computing education. Depending on their special interests, those working in the field may draw on subject areas as diverse as educational theories, neurosciences and the cognitive sciences in addition to technical computing knowledge in education.

The topics covered by INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION will range across diverse aspects of informatics education research including:

  • empirical studies, including composing different approaches to teach informatics, studying availability of various computing concepts at a given age, measuring knowledge transfer and skills developed, addressing gender issues, etc.
  • educational data mining on big data related to informatics activities including e.g. research on assessment, online teaching, competitions, etc.
  • educational engineering focusing mainly on developing high quality original teaching sequences of different informatics topics that offer new, successful ways for knowledge transfer and development of computational thinking
  • machine learning of student's behavior including the use of information technology to observe students in the learning process and discovering clusters of their working
  • design and evaluation of educational tools that apply information technology in novel ways.

We welcome review papers that include clear research questions, a framework of analysis and discussions that reflect the aims of the journal. The research can involve various stages and contexts of informatics (computer science) and information technology education, including individual, collaborative, organizational or system's learning.