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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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West, Jason – Computer Science Education, 2018
Emerging careers in technology-focused fields such as data science coupled with necessary graduate outcomes mandate the need for a truly interdisciplinary pedagogical approach. However, the rapid pace of curriculum development in this field of inquiry has meant that curricula across universities has largely evolved in line with the internal…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Computer Science Education, Universities
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Hull, Alison; du Boulay, Benedict – Computer Science Education, 2015
Motivation and metacognition are strongly intertwined, with learners high in self-efficacy more likely to use a variety of self-regulatory learning strategies, as well as to persist longer on challenging tasks. The aim of the research was to improve the learner's focus on the process and experience of problem-solving while using an Intelligent…
Descriptors: Motivation, Metacognition, Feedback (Response), Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Crellin, Jonathan; Duke-Williams, Emma; Chandler, Jane; Collinson, Timothy – Computer Science Education, 2009
This article reports on the use of a virtual world ("Second Life") in computing education, and identifies the precursors of current virtual world systems. The article reviews the potential for virtual worlds as tools in computing education. It describes two areas where "Second Life" has been used in computing education: as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet
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Fitzgerald, Sue; Lewandowski, Gary; McCauley, Renee; Murphy, Laurie; Simon, Beth; Thomas, Lynda; Zander, Carol – Computer Science Education, 2008
Debugging is often difficult and frustrating for novices. Yet because students typically debug outside the classroom and often in isolation, instructors rarely have the opportunity to closely observe students while they debug. This paper describes the details of an exploratory study of the debugging skills and behaviors of contemporary novice Java…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Berglund, Anders; Eckerdal, Anna – Computer Science Education, 2006
This paper explores what students taking an international project-based course in computer systems strive to learn. Through empirical, phenomenographic work we have identified three different motives that the students strive for: academic achievement; project and team working capacity; and social competence. What a student strives to learn largely…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Student Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Jadud, Matthew C. – Computer Science Education, 2005
Syntactically correct code does not fall from the sky; the process that leads to a student's first executable program is not well understood. At the University of Kent we have begun to explore the "compilation behaviours" of novice programmers, or the behaviours that students exhibit while authoring code; in our initial study, we have…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Student Behavior, Educational Technology
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Lancaster, Thomas; Culwin, Fintan – Computer Science Education, 2004
Automated techniques for finding plagiarism in student source code submissions have been in use for over 20 years and there are many available engines and services. This paper reviews the literature on the major modern detection engines, providing a comparison of them based upon the metrics and techniques they deploy. Generally the most common and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, College Students, Student Evaluation