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ERIC Number: EJ883861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0046-2012
Using Pair Programming to Teach CAD Based Engineering Graphics
Leland, Robert P.
Engineering Design Graphics Journal, v74 n1 p8-16 Win 2010
Pair programming was introduced into a course in engineering graphics that emphasizes solid modeling using SolidWorks. In pair programming, two students work at a single computer, and periodically trade off roles as driver (hands on the keyboard and mouse) and navigator (discuss strategy and design issues). Pair programming was used in a design project, and in a subsequent year in a design project and several smaller special projects. Student outcomes for two years were compared with a previous year in which pair programming was not used. Improvements were seen in design project scores, overall course scores, and project submission rates. The course is normally taken by first year students during the spring semester. Retention into the sophomore year was also higher for students participating in pair programming. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
Engineering Design Graphics Division, American Society for Engineering Education. 1818 N Street NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-331-3500; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A