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Al-Sakkaf, Abdullah; Omar, Mazni; Ahmad, Mazida – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: In spite of the decades spent developing software visualization (SV), doubts still remain regarding their effectiveness. Furthermore, student engagement plays an important role in improving SV effectiveness as it is correlated with many positive academic outcomes. It has been shown that the existing SV has failed to engage…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Computer Software, Outcomes of Education, Computer Interfaces
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Grover, Shuchi; Jackiw, Nicholas; Lundh, Patrik – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Learners struggle with conceptual understanding of introductory programming concepts such as variables, expressions, and loops. Objective: We examine whether and how designed activities for conceptual exploration support preliminary engagement with and learning of foundational and often hard-to-grasp programming concepts…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Concept Formation, Learning Activities, Grade 6
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Sentance, Sue; Waite, Jane; Kallia, Maria – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Vygotsky's sociocultural theory emphasises the importance of language, mediation, and the transfer of skills and knowledge from the social into the cognitive plane. This perspective has influenced the development of PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify, Make), a structured approach to teaching programming. Objective:…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Programming
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Quille, Keith; Bergin, Susan – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Computer Science attrition rates (in the western world) are very concerning, with a large number of students failing to progress each year. It is well acknowledged that a significant factor of this attrition, is the students' difficulty to master the introductory programming module, often referred to as CS1. Objective: The…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses, Programming, Student Attrition
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Xie, Benjamin; Loksa, Dastyni; Nelson, Greg L.; Davidson, Matthew J.; Dong, Dongsheng; Kwik, Harrison; Tan, Alex Hui; Hwa, Leanne; Li, Min; Ko, Andrew J. – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Current introductory instruction fails to identify, structure, and sequence the many skills involved in programming. Objective: We proposed a theory which identifies four distinct skills that novices learn incrementally. These skills are tracing, writing syntax, comprehending templates (reusable abstractions of programming…
Descriptors: Programming, Skill Development, Computer Science Education, Instructional Design
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Xu, Zhen; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Tian, Fengchun; Umapathy, Karthikeyan – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: The use of block-based programming environments is purported to be a good way to gently introduce novice computer programmers to computer programming. A small, but growing body of research examines the differences between block-based and text-based programming environments. Objective: Thus, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Novices, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia; Levi-Eliyahu, Orna – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Understanding the effects of learner characteristics and perceived learning environment on achievement in academic fields including Computer Science (CS) is of critical importance. Objective: This study aimed at testing a hypothesized model of achievement in CS in terms of the learner and the learning environment…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students
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Moskal, Adon Christian Michael; Wass, Rob – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Encouraging undergraduate programming students to think more about their software development processes is challenging. Most programming courses focus on coding skill development and mastering programming language features; subsequently software development processes (e.g. planning, code commenting, and error debugging) are…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Undergraduate Students, Programming, Programming Languages
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Margulieux, Lauren; Ketenci, Tuba Ayer; Decker, Adrienne – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and context: The variables that researchers measure and how they measure them are central in any area of research, including computing education. Which research questions can be asked and how they are answered depends on measurement. Objective: To summarize the commonly used variables and measurements in computing education and to…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Standards, Evaluation Methods, Computer Science Education
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Chen, Chen; Haduong, Paulina; Brennan, Karen; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: The relationship between novices' first programming language and their future achievement has drawn increasing interest owing to recent efforts to expand K-12 computing education. This article contributes to this topic by analyzing data from a retrospective study of more than 10,000 undergraduates enrolled in introductory…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming Languages, College Students, Computer Attitudes
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Yadav, Aman; Krist, Christina; Good, Jon; Caeli, Elisa Nadire – Computer Science Education, 2018
A number of efforts have focused on preparing teachers to integrate CT within secondary disciplinary subject areas; however, there is little research on how CT ideas could be embedded within elementary subjects. We designed a professional development activity for elementary teachers to embed CT within science and examined how their understanding…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Falkner, Katrina; Vivian, Rebecca; Williams, Sally-Ann – Computer Science Education, 2018
Computer Science (CS) curricula are being adopted worldwide. However, the lack of prior teaching training within this area means that we have an urgent need to provide teacher professional development. Best practice teacher professional development motivates us to construct interactive and sustainable models of professional development. However,…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Curriculum, Faculty Development, Best Practices
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Sentance, Sue; Humphreys, Simon – Computer Science Education, 2018
Situated learning theory maintains that there is a relationship between learning and the social situation in which it occurs; learning is embedded in activity, context and culture. In terms of professional learning for teachers, this implies that effective learning takes place within a community where experts and novices meet and where practice is…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Bares, William; Manaris, Bill; McCauley, Renée – Computer Science Education, 2018
Computing in the Arts (CITA) is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program, which integrates computer science with art theory and practice. We present a 6-year study that explores the impact of the CITA degree on broadening participation. We find that CITA attracts a different student population than traditional computer science degrees.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Computer Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Gender Differences
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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