Jyoti Bhardwaj
Jyoti Bhardwaj

Jyoti Bhardwaj MBCS SFHEA



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.

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