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Maral Kargarmoakhar; Monique Ross; Zahra Hazari; Stephen Secules; Mark Allen Weiss; Michael Georgiopoulos; Kenneth Christensen; Tiana Solis – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2024
While computing programs in the U.S. are experiencing growth in enrollment trends, they are still grappling with matters related to retention and persistence of computing undergraduates. One construct identified by scholars as having an impact on persistence in computing is computing identity, which is shaped by constructs such as recognition,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Scholarships, Computer Science Education, Self Concept
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Mike Richards; Kevin Waugh; Mark A Slaymaker; Marian Petre; John Woodthorpe; Daniel Gooch – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2024
Cheating has been a long-standing issue in university assessments. However, the release of ChatGPT and other free-to-use generative AI tools has provided a new and distinct method for cheating. Students can run many assessment questions through the tool and generate a superficially compelling answer, which may or may not be accurate. We ran a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Artificial Intelligence, Cheating, Student Evaluation
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Noelle Brown; Benjamin Xie; Ella Sarder; Casey Fiesler; Eliane S. Wiese – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2024
The computing education research community now has at least 40 years of published research on teaching ethics in higher education. To examine the state of our field, we present a systematic literature review of papers in the "Association for Computing Machinery" computing education venues that describe teaching ethics in higher-education…
Descriptors: Ethics, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Stephanie Jill Lunn; Ellen Zerbe; Monique Ross – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2024
Although there is a great demand for graduates in computing fields, companies frequently struggle to find enough workers. They may also grapple with obtaining racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in representation. It has been suggested that the hiring process further contributes to these inequities. This study examined undergraduate computing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education, Disproportionate Representation, Employment
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Anael Kuperwajs Cohen; Alannah Oleson; Amy J. Ko – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2024
Collaboration is an important aspect of computing. In a classroom setting, working with others can increase a student's motivation to attempt more challenges, reduce the difficulty of complicated concepts, and bring about greater overall success. Despite extensive research in other domains, there has been minimal exploration within computing on…
Descriptors: College Students, Help Seeking, Student Behavior, Programming
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Akdur, Deniz – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Many practitioners might struggle with becoming productive in different software engineering (SE) roles due to misalignment of the skills learnt during the university time with what is expected in the industry. Companies spend significant resources to train the personnel, whose academic backgrounds are not only based on "computing…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Skill Development, Employment Potential
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Miedema, Daphne; Fletcher, George; Aivaloglou, Efthimia – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Prior studies in the Computer Science education literature have illustrated that novices make many mistakes in composing SQL queries. Query formulation proves to be difficult for students. Only recently, some headway was made towards understanding why SQL leads to so many mistakes, by uncovering student misconceptions. In this article, we shed new…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Novices, Misconceptions, Programming Languages
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Soyka, Chantal; Schaper, Niclas; Bender, Elena; Striewe, Michael; Ullrich, Meike – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Modeling is an integral part of many computing-related disciplines and thus also represents a curricular core component in computing education in tertiary education. Competence models in which modeling is integrated at least to some extent already exist in some of these disciplines. However, for the core component of graphical modeling, a…
Descriptors: Graphs, Models, Computer Science Education, Content Analysis
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Perez, Melissa; Garcia, Patricia – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Norms and values in computing education are constantly changing as dominant narratives about the role of computing in society evolve over time. Within the current evolving landscape of computing education, researchers and practitioners have advocated for ensuring people from all backgrounds, and particularly women, non-binary, and Black,…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Science Education, Student Experience, Attitudes
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Belland, Brian R.; Kim, Chanmin; Zhang, Anna Y.; Lee, Eunseo – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
This article reports the analysis of data from five different studies to identify predictors of preservice, early childhood teachers' views of (a) the nature of coding, (b) integration of coding into preschool classrooms, and (c) relation of coding to fields other than computer science (CS). Significant changes in views of coding were predicted by…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Programming
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Vásquez, Francisco; Calderón, Juan Felipe; Meza, Federico; Vásquez, Andrea – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
There is increasing interest in computer science and computing bachelor programs due to the growing importance of technology in the globalized world. Thus, as higher education institutions strive to serve a diverse student demographic, it is salient to gauge their programming abilities to improve guidance on learning processes regarding their…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Spanish, Test Construction, Computer Science Education
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Allison, Jordan – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
As technology and curricula continue to evolve and develop, the prevalence and effectiveness of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for computer science teachers is becoming increasingly more important. However, key questions remain about what the characteristics are for effective CPD in this context. Through the presentation…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Computer Science Education, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty
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Ramon Lawrence; Sarah Foss; Tatiana Urazova – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Objectives: Automatic assessment systems are widely used to provide rapid feedback for students and reduce grading time. Despite the benefits of increased efficiency and improved pedagogical outcomes, an ongoing challenge is mitigating poor student behaviors when interacting with automatic assessment systems including numerous submissions,…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Evaluation Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Abraham E. Flanigan; Markeya S. Peteranetz; Duane F. Shell; Leen-Kiat Soh – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Objectives: Although prior research has uncovered shifts in computer science (CS) students' implicit beliefs about the nature of their intelligence across time, little research has investigated the factors contributing to these changes. To address this gap, two studies were conducted in which the relationship between ineffective self-regulation of…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Self Concept, Intelligence, Self Management
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Christopher Hundhausen; Phill Conrad; Olusola Adesope; Ahsun Tariq – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Assessing team software development projects is notoriously difficult and typically based on subjective metrics. To help make assessments more rigorous, we conducted an empirical study to explore relationships between subjective metrics based on peer and instructor assessments, and objective metrics based on GitHub and chat data. We studied 23…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Computer Software, Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education
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