Researcher

Mr Jake Renzella

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Artificial intelligence, Computing education, Education systems, Education assessment and evaluation, Learning analytics, Stochastic analysis and modelling

Biography

Jake is an Education Focussed Lecturer at the School of Computer Science Engineering at UNSW. Jake’s PhD research investigates novel software and artificial intelligence-based systems to support educators, enhance student engagement and improve learning experiences in computing education. Jake's research is embedded in open-source education projects such as SplashKit, and more notably, the Doubtfire Learning Management System, which he...view more

Jake is an Education Focussed Lecturer at the School of Computer Science Engineering at UNSW. Jake’s PhD research investigates novel software and artificial intelligence-based systems to support educators, enhance student engagement and improve learning experiences in computing education. Jake's research is embedded in open-source education projects such as SplashKit, and more notably, the Doubtfire Learning Management System, which he co-leads and maintains and is used at several Australian and New Zealand universities.

Previously, Jake was a Research Fellow at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) in Defence and has many years of experience teaching a wide range of computing courses at Deakin University and Swinburne University of Technology.

Jake's research areas include constructive alignment pedagogy, formative feedback, artificial intelligent tutor support systems, learning management systems, learning analytics.


My Grants

  • Google CS4HS 2018 Grant, Deakin University - $15,000
  • Google CS4HS 2017 Grant, Swinburne University of Technology - $15,000
  • Google CS4HS 2016 Grant, Swinburne University of Technology - $10,000

My Research Activities

  • Renzella, J., Cain, A., & Schneider, J.G. (2021). Real Talk: Illuminating Online Student Understanding with Authentic Discussion Tools. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 886–892).
  • Renzella, J., & Cain, A. (2020). Enriching programming student feedback with audio comments. In 2020 IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training (ICSE-SEET) (pp. 173–183).
  • Renzella, J., Tubino, L., Cain, A., & Schneider, J.G. (2021). Enhancing Online Education with Intelligent Discussion Tools. COVID-19 and Education: Learning and Teaching in a Pandemic-Constrained Environment, 97.
  • Renzella, J., & Cain, A. (2017). Supporting better formative feedback in task-oriented portfolio assessment. In 2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 360–367).
  • Renzella, J., Cain, A., & Schneider, J.G. (2020). An intelligent tool for combatting contract cheating behaviour by facilitating scalable student-tutor discussions. In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (pp. 298–299).
  • Meyers, J., Cain, A., Renzella, J., & Cummaudo, A. (2018). A Proposal for Integrating Gamification into Task-Oriented Portfolio Assessment. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 1022–1027).
  • Renzella, J., Cummaudo, A., Cain, A., Grundy, J., & Meyers, J. (2018). SplashKit: A development framework for motivating and engaging students in introductory programming. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 40–47).
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Contact

+61-2-9348 0605

Publications

by Mr Jake Renzella