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Antonija Mitrovic; Matthias Galster; Sanna Malinen; Jay Holland; Ja'afaru Musa; Negar Mohammadhassan; Raul Vincent Lumapas – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Objectives: Communication skills are crucial for effective software development teams, but those skills are difficult to teach. The goal of our project is to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching face-to-face communication skills using AVW-Space, a platform for video-based learning that provides personalized nudges to support student's engagement…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Software, Communication Skills, Electronic Learning
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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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Clarke-Midura, Jody; Sun, Chongning; Pantic, Katarina; Poole, Frederick J.; Allan, Vicki – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Our work is situated in research on Computer Science (CS) learning in informal learning environments and literature on the factors that influence girls to enter CS. In this article, we outline design choices around the creation of a summer programming camp for middle school youth. In addition, we describe a near-peer mentoring model we used that…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Environment, Females, Middle School Students
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Yeomans, Lucy; Zschaler, Steffen; Coate, Kelly – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Programming skills are an increasingly desirable asset across disciplines; however, learning to program continues to be difficult for many students. To improve pedagogy, we need to better understand the concepts that students find difficult and which have the biggest impact on their learning. Threshold-concept theory provides a potential lens on…
Descriptors: Programming, Student Attitudes, Attitudes, Concept Formation
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Hosseini, Hadi; Hartt, Maxwell; Mostafapour, Mehrnaz – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Game-based learning has received significant attention in educational pedagogy as an effective way of increasing student motivation and engagement. The majority of the work in this area has been focused on digital games or games involving technology. We focus on the use of traditional game design in improving student engagement and perception of…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Computer Science Education, Learner Engagement, Higher Education
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Lakanen, Antti-Jussi; Kärkkäinen, Tommi – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Short-term outreach interventions are conducted to raise young students' awareness of the computer science (CS) field. Typically, these interventions are targeted at K--12 students, attempting to encourage them to study CS in higher education. This study is based on a series of extra-curricular outreach events that introduced students to the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Programming, Outreach Programs, Intervention
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Yadav, Aman; Berges, Marc – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Computer science education efforts are expanding across the globe to equip students with the necessary computing skills for today's digital world. However, preparing students to become literate in computing activities requires the training of tens of thousands of teachers in computer science. The discrepancy between student needs and teacher…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computer Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Merkouris, Alexandros; Chorianopoulos, Konstantinos – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Contemporary research has explored educational robotics, but it has not examined the development of computational thinking in the context of programming embodied interactions. Apart from the goal of the robot and how the robot will interact with its environment, another important aspect that should be taken into consideration is whether and how…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Robotics, Middle School Students, Man Machine Systems
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Abreu, Pedro Henriques; Silva, Daniel Castro; Gomes, Anabela – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Low performance of nontechnical engineering students in programming courses is a problem that remains unsolved. Over the years, many authors have tried to identify the multiple causes for that failure, but there is unanimity on the fact that motivation is a key factor for the acquisition of knowledge by students. To better understand motivation, a…
Descriptors: Programming, Engineering Education, Student Motivation, Multiple Choice Tests
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Šablis, Aivars; Gonzalez-Huerta, Javier; Zabardast, Ehsan; Šmite, Darja – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Global software engineering has changed the way software is developed today. To address the new challenges, many universities have launched specially tailored courses to train young professionals to work in globally distributed projects. However, a mere acknowledgment of the geographic, temporal, and cultural differences does not necessarily lead…
Descriptors: Toys, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Global Approach
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Isomöttönen, Ville; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Åsa; Pears, Arnold; Mcdermott, Roger – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Literature on global employability signifies "enabling" learning environments where students encounter ill-formed and open-ended problems and are required to adapt and be creative. Varying forms of "projects," co-located and distributed, have populated computing curricula for decades and are generally deemed an answer to this…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Student Projects, Student Motivation, Computer Software
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Bosnic, Ivana; Cavrak, Igor; Žagar, Mario – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Various software engineering (SE) curricula in higher education have started including courses on global software engineering (GSE), carried out as internationally distributed project-based courses. These courses, known for their closeness to "real-world" work experience, emphasize the importance of involving industry partners as…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Higher Education, Student Projects, Experiential Learning
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