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Chen, Chen; Jeckel, Stuart; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2019
This study examines the relationship between students' pre-college experience with computers and their later success in introductory computer science classes in college. Data were drawn from a nationally representative sample of 10,197 students enrolled in computer science at 118 colleges and universities in the United States. We found that…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Sukhodolsky, Jacob – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
The problem of Computer Science students' cheating in their homework assignments so far has been handled mainly through administrative punishment of the cheaters. The success of such an approach depends to a large degree on the ability of the instructor to recognize the fact of cheating, which is a complicated task. With a large number of students…
Descriptors: Cheating, Computer Science Education, Programming, Grading
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Kwon, Kyungbin – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
Understanding the students' programming misconceptions is critical in that it identifies the reasons why students make errors in programming and allows instructors to design instructions accordingly. This study investigated the mental models of programming concepts held by pre-service teachers who were novice programmers. In an introductory…
Descriptors: Programming, Novices, Misconceptions, Instructional Design