New possibilities in online education create new challenges.
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Despite the potential wealth of educational indicators expressed in a student's approach to homework assignments, how students arrive at their final solution is largely overlooked in university courses. In this paper we present a methodology which uses machine learning techniques to autonomously create a graphical model of how students in an introductory… (More)
In this paper, we describe a pedagogy for an undergraduate programming course using Alice 3 and Java. We applied the educational theory of mediated transfer to develop a new version of the Alice system and accompanying instructional materials. The pedagogy was implemented and tested over two years. Student test scores in experimental, treatment course… (More)
1. SUMMARY In the past decade educators have developed a myriad of tools to help novices learn to program. Different tools emerge as new features or combinations of features are employed. In this panel we consider the features of recent tools that have garnered significant interest in the computer science education community. These including narrative tools… (More)
Do we need another editorial about engaging students in learning computer science so they will stay in the field and prepare for a career or further study? We wish it were not so, but in spite of some progress, there is little evidence that our students complete courses or stay in their degree programs at better rates than a few years ago. There are bright… (More)
Seeking to address the most important issues facing the computer education research community.
Bringing educators together and focusing their interests toward improving computer science education in high schools.
Preface The vast and omnipresent computer industry of today is based fundamentally on what we shall call the standard model of computing. This is organized around the idea that a single stream of instructions operates on memory – discrete cells holding values – by reading these values, operating on them to produce new values, and writing these values back… (More)