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ERIC Number: EJ1061736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0899 3408
Breaking the Communication Barrier: Guidelines to Aid Communication within Pair Programming
Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet
Computer Science Education, v25 n2 p120-151 2015
Pair programming is a software development technique with many cited benefits in learning and teaching. However, it is reported that novice programmers find several barriers to pairing up, typically due to the added communication that is required of this approach. This paper will present a literature review discussing the issue of communication, and through a series of observations with industry-based pairs, will derive a set of guidelines which aim to help novice pairs experience better communication within their pairs. An evaluation of the guidelines with undergraduate students is then reported, showing that exposure to these guidelines improved the self-perceived communication experience of novice pairs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)