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Mahadeo, Jonathan; Hazari, Zahra; Potvin, Geoff – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
This paper expands on knowledge of computing identity by building on what is known about prior identity models in science and mathematics education. The model theorizes three primary sub-constructs that contribute to the development of a computing identity: belief in one's performance/competence, interest, and recognition in computing. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Computer Science, Information Technology, College Students
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Kemp, Peter E. J.; Wong, Billy; Berry, Miles G. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
The change in the English computing curriculum and the shift towards computer science (CS) has been closely observed by other countries. Female participation remains a concern in most jurisdictions, but female attainment in CS is relatively unstudied. Using the English national pupil database, we analyzed all exam results (n = 5,370,064) for…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Females, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Albluwi, Ibrahim – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
This article is a systematic review of work in the computing education literature on plagiarism. The goal of the review is to summarize the main results found in the literature and highlight areas that need further work. Despite the the large body of work on plagiarism, no systematic reviews have been published so far. The reviewed papers were…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Ethics, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Weintrop, David; Coenraad, Merijke; Palmer, Jen; Franklin, Diana – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
In response to the growing call to bring the powerful ideas of computer science to all learners, education decision makers, including teachers and administrators, are tasked with making consequential decisions on what curricula to use. Often, these decision makers have not been trained in computer science and are unfamiliar with the concepts…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Decision Making
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Garousi, V.; Giray, Görkem; Tüzün, Eray – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Context: Knowledge level and productivity of the software engineering (SE) workforce are the subject of regular discussions among practitioners, educators, and researchers. There have been many efforts to measure and improve the knowledge gap between SE education and industrial needs. Objective: Although the existing efforts for aligning SE…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Standards, Knowledge Level, Engineering Education
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Weston, Timothy J.; Dubow, Wendy M.; Kaminsky, Alexis – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
While demand for computer science and information technology skills grows, the proportion of women entering computer science (CS) fields has declined. One critical juncture is the transition from high school to college. In our study, we examined factors predicting college persistence in computer science- and technology-related majors from data…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Persistence, High School Students, Computer Science Education
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Statter, David; Armoni, Michal – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Abstraction is one of the most fundamental ideas in computer science (CS), and as such, according to Bruner, it should be taught spirally, starting as early as possible and revisited at every level of education. However, teaching CS abstraction to novices is a very challenging task, and CS educational research has often demonstrated students'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Computer Science Education, Abstract Reasoning
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Ardimento, Pasquale; Bernardi, Mario Luca; Cimitile, Marta; De Ruvo, Giuseppe – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Novice programmers often encounter difficulties performing debugging tasks effectively. Even if modern development environments (IDEs) provide high-level support for navigating through code elements and for identifying the right conditions leading to the bug, debugging still requires considerable human effort. Programmers usually have to make…
Descriptors: Programming, Novices, Troubleshooting, Open Source Technology
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Domínguez, César; Jaime, Arturo; García-Izquierdo, Francisco José; Olarte, Juan José – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
A capstone project is an extensive learning experience traditionally developed during a student's final academic year. Assessing such a complex assignment involves several challenges and is usually based upon the evaluations of at least two different people: the capstone project advisor, and one or more other assessors. Quantitative studies…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Capstone Experiences, Student Evaluation, Student Projects
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Celis Rangel, Jakeline G.; King, Melissa; Muldner, Kasia – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Learning to program requires perseverance, practice, and the mindset that programming skills are improved through these activities (i.e., that everyone has the potential to become good at programming). In contrast to an entity mindset, individuals with an incremental mindset believe that ability is malleable and can be improved with effort. Prior…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cognitive Structures, Programming, Learning Activities
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Werner, Linda; Denner, Jill; Campe, Shannon; Torres, David M. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
This article builds on prior work that aims to measure computational learning (CL) during middle school. Since game computational sophistication (GCS) has been used as a proxy for a student's engagement in CL we build on their model to more completely describe the relationship between different types of building blocks of computer games and GCS.…
Descriptors: Computation, Middle School Students, Knowledge Level, Learner Engagement
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Ahmad, Adnan; Zeshan, Furkh; Khan, Muhammad Salman; Marriam, Rutab; Ali, Amjad; Samreen, Alia – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Gamification is the use of game elements in domains other than games. Gamification use is often suggested for difficult activities because it enhances users' engagement and motivation level. Due to such benefits, the use of gamification is also proposed in education environments to improve students' performance, engagement, and satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Computer Science Education, Instruction
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Conn, Paula; Gotfrid, Taylor; Zhao, Qiwen; Celestine, Rachel; Mande, Vaishnavi; Shinohara, Kristen; Ludi, Stephanie; Huenerfauth, Matt – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
We investigate the degree to which undergraduate computing students in a United States university consider accessibility several years after instruction. Prior work has found that cultural and ethical norms become ingrained early in STEM professionals' careers; so, we focus on students approaching graduation and after an internship experience, who…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computer Science Education, College Seniors, Instructional Effectiveness
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Burgiel, Heidi; Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
The number of computer science (CS) courses has been dramatically expanding in U.S. high schools (HS). In comparison with well-established courses in mathematics and science, little is known about how the decisions made by HS CS teachers regarding how and what to teach impact student performance later in introductory college CS courses. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, High School Students, College Students, High School Teachers
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Rücker, Michael T.; van Joolingen, Wouter R.; Pinkwart, Niels – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Enabling students to recognize and evaluate the ubiquitous impact of computing technology on society is an internationally proclaimed goal of a K-12 computing education. To that end, students need to actually engage with their computing knowledge in concrete everyday situations. From the perspectives of learning transfer and variation theory, we…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computers, Information Technology
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