Online CS1: Who Enrols, Why, and How Do They Do?

  title={Online CS1: Who Enrols, Why, and How Do They Do?},
  author={Diane Horton and Jennifer Campbell and Michelle Craig},
When students can choose to take a course online or face-to-face, who chooses each format? Why do students select one format instead of the other? We compare an online section of CS1 to a concurrent face-to-face section and find that the populations in the two sections are very different. In particular, students in the online section have less prior programming experience and are less likely to intend to major in computer science. We also examine the reasons why students choose their section… CONTINUE READING


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