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Motivating Project-Based Learning: Sustaining the Doing, Supporting the Learning
Project-based learning is a comprehensive approach to classroom teaching and learning that is designed to engage students in investigation of authentic problems. In this article, we present an
Effective Discussion Through a Computer-Mediated Anchored Forum
TLDR
The idea that specific features of a discussion forum may increase the likelihood of effective discussions taking place within the forum is explored, and the specifications for an electronic discussion forum that makes sustained on-topic discussion more likely are described.
A multi-national, multi-institutional study of assessment of programming skills of first-year CS students
TLDR
A trial assessment of whether students can program was developed and a framework of expectations for first-year courses and suggestions for further work to develop more comprehensive assessments were developed.
An evaluation of space-filling information visualizations for depicting hierarchical structures
TLDR
Results from two empirical studies of two visualization tools for depicting hierarchies, in particular, computer file and directory structures, suggest that participants strongly preferred the Sunburst tool, citing better ability to convey structure and hierarchy.
A multi-national, multi-institutional study of assessment of programming skills of first-year CS students
TLDR
A trial assessment of whether students can program was developed and a framework of expectations for first-year courses and suggestions for further work to develop more comprehensive assessments were developed.
Software-Realized Scaffolding to Facilitate Programming for Science Learning
  • M. Guzdial
  • Computer Science
    Interact. Learn. Environ.
  • 1994
TLDR
Emile implements software‐realized scaffolding to facilitate student learning of physics by facilitating students building computer‐based models and simulations and an evaluation of Emile's effectiveness is presented.
Learner-Centered Design of Computing Education: Research on Computing for Everyone
  • M. Guzdial
  • Education, Computer Science
    Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics
  • 1 December 2015
TLDR
This book proposes use of a learner-centered design approach to create computing education for a broad audience and considers several reasons for teaching computing to everyone and how the different reasons lead to different choices about learning goals and teaching methods.
Replication, Validation, and Use of a Language Independent CS1 Knowledge Assessment
TLDR
The Second CS1 Assessment (SCS1) is developed as an isomorphic version of a previously validated language-independent assessment for introductory computer science, the FCS1, to enable free use by a broader research community.
Situating CoWeb: a scholarship of application
TLDR
The results of situating CoWeb across the academic landscape of Georgia Tech demonstrate that the culture of the classroom and the discipline needs to be compatible with the medium for computer-supported collaborative learning to be effective and how collaboration can be designed into the culture is demonstrated.
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