Anne Gaelle Colom, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the BEng/MEng Mobile and Web Computing courses presented at Bett, one of the world’s largest annual education events.

Bett aims to create a better future by transforming education and promoting new ideas and practices to enhance ways of teaching and learning. Anne Gaelle Colom attended the event on the 26 January, delivering a talk which promoted technologies as useful education resources which can help teachers and students to fulfil their potential.

Colom delivered a presentation demonstrating a code visualising tool developed at the University of Westminster that is designed to help visual learners engage with computer programming. The tool analyses code entered by the user and shows graphically and in real-time how it flows. The flowchart produced is then linked to the code so that the user can see which line of code produced the graphical element, and vice versa, making the code less abstract and enhancing user understanding.

When talking about her Bett experience, Anne Gaelle said: “Attending Bett 2017 as a speaker was a new experience for me that totally lived up to my expectations. My session on ‘Teaching programming to the visual learner’ was very well attended by a mix of educators at secondary and higher education level, from all over the world. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss and share practices and establish contacts for future collaboration. It is early days, but thanks to this presentation, I am now working on collaboration projects with several European institutions, in Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium, which is really fantastic.”

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