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ERIC Number: EJ818133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
The Post-Primary Computing Experiences of Institute of Technology Computing Students
Shea, Carol O.; Shea, Seamus O.; Killeavy, Maureen
Irish Educational Studies, v25 n1 p107-119 Mar 2006
This is the first report on the findings of a survey carried out on 578 students entering computing courses at seven institutes of technology in Ireland in 2001. The progress of this cohort of students is charted through the four years of their course using questionnaires and interviews. It is envisioned that the study will highlight the different relationships and patterns of association between these students' progression at college and their entry characteristics. The findings presented in this article are from a section of the questionnaire administered to students in year one of their studies. It was designed to explore students' experiences of computing prior to their entry to college. The students' exposure to computing and their enjoyment of computing at second level was documented. Relationships between students' experiences of computing at second level and their success/failure to progress in their course in third level are investigated. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland