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Using daily student presentations to address attitudes and communication skills in CS1

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Using daily student presentations to address attitudes and communication skills in CS1
Many CS1 courses lack a breadth in coverage of computing related topics and do not actively engage in nonprogramming computer science topics. In addition, many introductory (and advanced) courses fail to help students develop oral communication skills. In this paper, we describe our experience with addressing these issues in CS1 courses at two different institutions through the use of brief, daily student presentations. Not only can this help recruitment and retention, but it helps to develop more wellrounded students. We also describe the results of a survey students take before and after the course to evaluate how participating in the course can affect attitudes and beliefs about computer science. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.3.2 [Computer and Information Science Education]: Computer science education General Terms Human Factors Keywords Attitudes, beliefs, teaching evaluation, student presentations, communication skills.
Chris Bennett, Timothy Urness
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where SIGCSE
Authors Chris Bennett, Timothy Urness
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