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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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Pon-Barry, Heather; Packard, Becky Wai-Ling; St. John, Audrey – Computer Science Education, 2017
A dilemma within computer science departments is developing sustainable ways to expand capacity within introductory computer science courses while remaining committed to inclusive practices. Training near-peer mentors for peer code review is one solution. This paper describes the preparation of near-peer mentors for their role, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Feedback (Response)
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; Genut, Sara – Computer Science Education, 2017
In line with the growing interest in extending the diversity of CS students, we examined the performance of a unique group of students studying an introductory course in Digital logic: ultraorthodox Jewish men, whose previous education was based mostly on studying Talmud and who lacked a conventional high-school education. We used questions from…
Descriptors: Jews, Males, Prior Learning, Computer Science Education
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Stout, Jane G.; Blaney, Jennifer M. – Computer Science Education, 2017
Research suggests growth mindset, or the belief that knowledge is acquired through effort, may enhance women's sense of belonging in male-dominated disciplines, like computing. However, other research indicates women who spend a great deal of time and energy in technical fields experience a low sense of belonging. The current study assessed the…
Descriptors: Females, Sex Stereotypes, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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Prigmore, M.; Taylor, R.; De Luca, D. – Computer Science Education, 2016
This paper presents the findings of an exploratory case study into the relationship between student autonomy and motivation in project based learning, using Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to frame the investigation. The case study explores how different forms of motivation affect the students' response to challenges and their intention to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Personal Autonomy, Learning Motivation, Active Learning
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Ott, Claudia; Robins, Anthony; Haden, Patricia; Shephard, Kerry – Computer Science Education, 2015
In higher education, quality feedback for students is regarded as one of the main contributors to improve student learning. Feedback to support students' development into self-regulated learners, who set their own goals, self-monitor their actual performance according to these goals, and adjust learning strategies if necessary, is seen as an…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses, College Students
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Grover, Shuchi; Pea, Roy; Cooper, Stephen – Computer Science Education, 2015
The focus of this research was to create and test an introductory computer science course for middle school. Titled "Foundations for Advancing Computational Thinking" (FACT), the course aims to prepare and motivate middle school learners for future engagement with algorithmic problem solving. FACT was also piloted as a seven-week course…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Science Education, Blended Learning, Introductory Courses
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Lang, Catherine; Fisher, Julie; Craig, Annemieke; Forgasz, Helen – Computer Science Education, 2015
This article presents a reflective analysis of an outreach programme called the Digital Divas Club. This curriculum-based programme was delivered in Australian schools with the aim of stimulating junior and middle school girls' interest in computing courses and careers. We believed that we had developed a strong intervention programme based on…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Computer Science, Females, Foreign Countries
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Beyer, Sylvia – Computer Science Education, 2014
This study addresses why women are underrepresented in Computer Science (CS). Data from 1319 American first-year college students (872 female and 447 male) indicate that gender differences in computer self-efficacy, stereotypes, interests, values, interpersonal orientation, and personality exist. If students had had a positive experience in their…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Females, Womens Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Lewis, Colleen M. – Computer Science Education, 2011
This study investigates differences between collaboration methods in two summer enrichment classes for students entering the sixth grade. In one treatment, students used pair programming. In the other treatment, students engaged in frequent collaboration, but worked on their own computer. Students in the two treatments did not differ significantly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Tests