Experience report: peer instruction in introductory computing

@inproceedings{Simon2010ExperienceRP,
  title={Experience report: peer instruction in introductory computing},
  author={Beth Simon and Michael Kohanfars and Jeff Lee and Karen Tamayo and Quintin I. Cutts},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2010}
}
Peer Instruction (PI) is a pedagogical technique to increase engagement in lectures. Students answer a multiple choice question (MCQ) typically using clickers (hand-held remote devices with a minimum of 5 option buttons), discuss the question with their peers, and then answer the question again. In physics, PI has years of evidence of increased conceptual learning, as measured by the Force Concept Inventory (FCI)[7]. In this experience report, we describe how PI was applied in CS1 and CS1.5… CONTINUE READING
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