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El-Hamamsy, Laila; Pellet, Jean-Philippe; Roberts, Matthew; Kovacs, Helena; Bruno, Barbara; Zufferey, Jessica Dehler; Mondada, Francesco – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Context: Introducing Computer Science (CS) into formal education can be challenging, notably when considering the numerous stakeholders involved which include the students, teachers, schools, and policy makers. We believe these perspectives should be considered conjointly, which is possible within Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs). RPPs look…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Partnerships in Education, Computer Science Education
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Lunn, Stephanie; Ross, Monique; Hazari, Zahra; Weiss, Mark Allen; Georgiopoulos, Michael; Christensen, Kenneth – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2022
Despite increasing demands for skilled workers within the technological domain, there is still a deficit in the number of graduates in computing fields (computer science, information technology, and computer engineering). Understanding the factors that contribute to students' motivation and persistence is critical to helping educators,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Prediction, Identification (Psychology), Computer Science Education
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Bellino, Alessio; Herskovic, Valeria; Hund, Michael; Munoz-Gama, Jorge – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
A common belief among students is that computing is a boring subject that lacks a connection to the real world. The first class (one 80-minute session) in an introductory computer science course may be an appropriate instance to combat such a belief. Previous studies have used course-wide interventions, e.g., games and physical/tangible devices to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computer Science Education, Programming, Introductory Courses
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Saqr, Mohammed; Ng, Kwok; Oyelere, Solomon Sunday; Tedre, Matti – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
The momentum around computational thinking (CT) has kindled a rising wave of research initiatives and scholarly contributions seeking to capitalize on the opportunities that CT could bring. A number of literature reviews have showed a vibrant community of practitioners and a growing number of publications. However, the history and evolution of the…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Bibliometrics, Educational Research
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Jarratt, Lindsay; Culver, K. C.; Segre, Alberto M. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
Active and collaborative learning has shown considerable promise for improving student outcomes and reducing group disparities. As one common form of collaborative learning, pair programming is an adapted work practice implemented widely in higher education computing programs. In the classroom setting, it typically involves two computer science…
Descriptors: Programming, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Prvan, Marina; Ožegovic, Julije – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
This article provides a survey of methods and paradigms for teaching Computer Networks (CN). Since the theoretical concepts are rather abstract in this subject, and students often find them too technical and difficult to understand, many authors attempt to answer the question on how to improve students' motivation and interest for the complex…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Networks, Computer Science Education, Educational Research
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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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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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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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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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Peters, Anne-Kathrin – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
This article concludes a longitudinal study with the broader aim to explore learner development as a long-term, social process. One goal has been to inform the endeavours of improving student engagement, retention, as well as under-representation of certain demographics in computing. Students of two computer science-related study programmes…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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Kori, Külli; Pedaste, Margus; Must, Olev – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2018
Low retention rates in higher education Information Technology (IT) studies have led to an unmet demand for IT specialists. Therefore, universities need to apply interventions to increase retention rates and provide the labor market with more IT graduates. However, students with different characteristics may need different types of interventions.…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Computer Science Education, Intervention, School Holding Power
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Krusche, Stephan; Dzvonyar, Dora; Xu, Han; Bruegge, Bernd – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2018
Modern capstone courses use agile methods to deliver and demonstrate software early in the project. However, a simple demonstration of functional and static aspects does not provide real-world software usage context, although this is integral to understand software requirements. Software engineering involves capabilities such as creativity,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Theater Arts, Vignettes
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Enstrom, Emma; Kann, Viggo – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2017
When compared to earlier programming and data structure experiences that our students might have, the perspective changes on computers and programming when introducing theoretical computer science into the picture. Underlying computational models need to be addressed, and mathematical tools employed, to understand the quality criteria of…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Programming
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