Modeling how students learn to program

@inproceedings{Piech2012ModelingHS,
  title={Modeling how students learn to program},
  author={Chris Piech and Mehran Sahami and Daphne Koller and Steve Cooper and Paulo Blikstein},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2012}
}
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 programming course progress through a homework assignment. We subsequently show that this model is predictive of which students will struggle… CONTINUE READING
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