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Sunni H. Newton; Meltem Alemdar; Jessica Gale; Diley Hernandez; Doug Edwards; Mike Ryan; Mike Helms; Marion Usselman – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Objectives: The goal of this paper is to introduce and describe a new introductory computer science course. Research results from the implementation of this curriculum will be presented to demonstrate the nature of teachers' experiences with the curriculum. Participants: Participants are teachers implementing the new curriculum at two schools in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses, Curriculum Implementation
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Brennan, Karen; Blum-Smith, Sarah; Peters, Laura; Kang, Jane – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2022
Student-directed projects--projects in which students have individual control over what they create and how to create it--are a promising practice for supporting the development of conceptual understanding and personal interest in K-12 computer science classrooms. In this article, we explore a central (and perhaps counterintuitive) design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Hardin, Caroline D. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
Hackathons, the time-bound collaborative project-based computer science competitions increasingly popular with computer science students, are one of the largest-scale innovations in computing education of the past decade. This research examined three hackathons and 46,500 surveys to find that educational benefits were unequal between genders in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Bosnic, Ivana; Ciccozzi, Federico; Crnkovic, Ivica; Cavrak, Igor; Di Nitto, Elisabetta; Mirandola, Raffaela; Žagar, Mario – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Teaching Distributed Software Development with real distributed settings is a challenging and rewarding task. Distributed courses are idiosyncratically more challenging than standard local courses. We have experienced this during our distributed course, which has been run for 14 consecutive years. In this article, we present and analyze the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Active Learning, Student Projects
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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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Billingsley, William; Torbay, Rosemary; Fletcher, Peter R.; Thomas, Richard N.; Steel, Jim R. H.; Süß, Jörn Guy – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
One of the challenges of global software engineering courses is to bring the practices and experience of large geographically distributed teams into the local and time-limited environment of a classroom. Over the last 6 years, an on-campus studio course for software engineering has been developed at the University of Queensland (UQ) that places…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Universities, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Saltz, Jeffrey S.; Heckman, Robert R. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2018
This article reports on a sequential mixed-methods research study, which compared different approaches on how to guide students through a semester-long data science project. Four different methodologies, ranging from a traditional "just assign some intermediate milestones" to other more Agile methodologies, were first compared via a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Projects, Computer Science Education, Methods
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Isomöttönen, Ville; Tirronen, Ville – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2017
This article reports on an action research project on improving a functional programming course by moving toward a practical and flexible study environment--flipped and blended classroom. Teaching the topic of functional programming was found to be troublesome using a traditional lectured course format. The need to increase students' amount of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Gestwicki, Paul; McNely, Brian – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2016
We define and describe the academic studio model for interdisciplinary, undergraduate, project-oriented education. This model brings faculty, students, and community partners together to investigate an openended academic question, and their collaboration yields an original product that represents their inquiry. The academic studio integrates agile…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Larraza-Mendiluze, Edurne; Garay-Vitoria, Nestor; Soraluze, Iratxe; Martín, José; Muguerza, Javier; Ruiz-Vazquez, Txelo – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2016
The computer input/output (I/O) subsystem and its functioning are very abstract concepts that are difficult for undergraduate freshmen to understand. However, it is important that freshmen assimilate these low-level concepts if they are going to be taught about the operating systems (OS) working over that architecture layer, or working directly…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Computer Science Education, College Freshmen
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Borstler, Jurgen; Hilburn, Thomas B. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2016
Team projects are a way to expose students to conflicting project objectives, and "[t]here should be a strong real-world element...to ensure that the experience is realistic" [ACM/IEEE-CS 2015b]. Team projects provide an opportunity for students to put their education into practice and prepare them for their professional careers. The aim…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Computer Science Education, Instructional Design, Psychological Patterns
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Kaila, Erkki; Kurvinen, Einari; Lokkila, Erno; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2016
Educational technology offers several potential benefits for programming education. Still, to facilitate the technology properly, integration into a course must be carefully designed. In this article, we present a redesign of an object-oriented university-level programming course. In the redesign, a collaborative education tool was utilized to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Programming, Computer Science Education, Active Learning
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McCartney, Robert; Boustedt, Jonas; Eckerdal, Anna; Sanders, Kate; Thomas, Lynda; Zander, Carol – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2016
In this article, we address the question of why computing students choose to learn computing topics on their own. A better understanding of why some students choose to learn on their own may help us to motivate other students to develop this important skill. In addition, it may help in curriculum design; if we need to leave some topics out of our…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Independent Study, Computer Science Education, Student Motivation
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Bruegge, Bernd; Krusche, Stephan; Alperowitz, Lukas – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2015
There is an acknowledged need for teaching realistic software development in project courses. The design space for such courses is wide, ranging from single-semester to two-semester courses, from single-client to multicustomer courses, from local to globally distributed courses, and from toy projects to projects with real clients. The challenge…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Student Projects, School Business Relationship, Active Learning
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