Megan Venn-Wycherley

HCI and Computing Education Researcher

Hi!

My website is still under construction, but here's a little introduction

My name is Megan and I'm an educator and researcher in computer science education and human-computer action based in the North East of England. I have been involved in the design and delivery of computing education from Primary to Higher Education, from first steps to complex systems.

I aim to encourage disadvantaged young people to explore their passion for technology, working with Altitude Foundation to provide encounters with role models, careers experience and access to exciting, new technologies

Through my academic research at Open Lab, Newcastle University, I aim to explore how we formulate meaningful university-school partnerships for computing education, and understand how digital technologies can support the creation, facilitation and maintenance of these relationships.

My Projects

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Ecological Models of Computing Education

How do we conceptualise the environment, relationships and resources of computing education for young people?

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Collaborative Computing Curriculum Development

How can we work together create an engaging computing curriculum in collaboration with schools, and how can we share our outcomes more widely?

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The Civic University: Research in the Curriculum

How can we share our STEM research with young people around the world, and make it a meaningful part of their learning experience?

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Just for Fun

For all the other things - side projects, activities and one offs.