Rita Garcia

Dr Rita Garcia

Lecturer (Education Specialist)

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Garcia, R., Falkner, K., & Vivian, R. (2018). Systematic literature review: Self-Regulated Learning strategies using e-learning tools for Computer Science. Computers and Education, 123, 150-163.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Garcia, R., Falkner, K., & Vivian, R. (2019). Instructional framework for CS1 question activities. In Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (pp. 189-195). online: ACM.
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    2019 Garcia, R., Falkner, K., & Vivian, R. (2019). Understanding Problems through Assignment Presentation: A Replication Study. In IEEE Frontiers in Education Vol. 2019-January (pp. 1-8). online: IEEE.
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    2018 Garcia, R., Falkner, K., & Vivian, R. (2018). Scaffolding the design process using parsons problems. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 1-2). online: ACM.
    DOI Scopus1
    2017 Garcia, R. (2017). Codification pedagogy for introductory courses. In ICER 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 263-264). online: ACM.
    DOI Scopus1

Current Grants

Student communication during group projects: Reporting on gender bias language. R.Garcia. SIGCSE Special Project Grants ($3900) (2021)

Semester 1 2021:

  • COMP SCI 7210 Foundations of Computer Science - Python A (course coordinator)
  • COMP SCI 7211 Foundations of Computer Science - Python B (course coordinator)

Trimester 3 2020:

  • COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (course coordinator, lecturer)

Semester 2 2020:

  • COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (course coordinator, lecturer)
  • COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (course coordinator, lecturer)

Prior teaching experience as an Adjunct Faculty member at Skyline College (San Bruno, California), City College of San Francisco (San Francisco, California), and Foothill College (Los Altos, California) between 2001-2004. Taught a variety of CS and IT courses, such as Advanced Java, Unix/Shell Scripting, web development, and introductory programming courses.

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  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2018 - 2020 Senior Infrastructure Engineering Consultant Marvel Studios United States
    2018 - 2018 Senior Software Engineer Method Studios Australia
    2016 - 2017 Senior Infrastructure Engineer Rising Sun Pictures Australia
    2012 - 2016 Senior Infrastructure Engineer Weta Digital New Zealand
    2003 - 2011 Infrastructure Engineer Pixar Animation Studios United States
  • Position: Lecturer (Education Specialist)
  • Phone: 83131183
  • Email: rita.garcia@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 5
  • Room: 5 44
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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