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Malmi, Lauri; Sheard, Judy; Kinnunen, Päivi; Simon; Sinclair, Jane – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Use of theory within a field of research provides the foundation for designing effective research programs and establishing a deeper understanding of the results obtained. This, together with the emergence of domain-specific theory, is often taken as an indicator of the maturity of any research area. This article explores the development and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Computer Science Education, Learning Processes, Models
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Lukkarinen, Aleksi; Malmi, Lauri; Haaranen, Lassi – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
During the past two decades, "event-driven programming" (EDP) has emerged as a central and almost ubiquitous concept in modern software development: Graphical user interfaces are self-evident in most mobile and web-based applications, as well as in many embedded systems, and they are most often based on reacting to events. To facilitate…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Literature Reviews
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Sorva, Juha; Karavirta, Ville; Malmi, Lauri – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2013
This article is a survey of program visualization systems intended for teaching beginners about the runtime behavior of computer programs. Our focus is on generic systems that are capable of illustrating many kinds of programs and behaviors. We inclusively describe such systems from the last three decades and review findings from their empirical…
Descriptors: Visualization, Programming, Guidelines, Introductory Courses
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Pears, Arnold; Malmi, Lauri – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2009
What is Computing Education Research (CER), why are we doing this type of research, and what should the community achieve? As associate editors to this special edition we provide our perspectives and discuss how they have influenced the evolution of the Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research over the last nine years.…
Descriptors: Values, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Conferences (Gatherings)