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SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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Supporting Active Learning by Introducing an Interactive Teaching Tool in a Data Structures and Algorithms Course
Traditionally, theoretical foundations in data structures and algorithms (DSA) courses have been covered through lectures followed by tutorials, where students practise their unde...
Tommy Färnqvist, Fredrik Heintz, Patrick Lamb...
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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Teaching "Lawfulness" With Kodu
This paper introduces reasoning about lawful behavior as an important computational thinking skill and provides examples from a novel introductory programming curriculum using Mic...
David S. Touretzky, Christina Gardner-McCune, Ashi...
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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A Data-Driven Analysis of Informatively Hard Concepts in Introductory Programming
What are the concepts in introductory programming that are easy/hard for students? We propose to use Dimension Extraction algorithm (DECA) inspired by coevolution and co-optimizat...
R. Paul Wiegand, Anthony Bucci, Amruth N. Kumar, J...
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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An Experience Report Assessing A Professional Development MOOC For CS Principles
CS Principles is a new AP course being developed by the College Board and introduced into high schools across the nation. To aid and encourage the adoption of the new CSP course, ...
Jeff Gray, Jonathan Corley, Brian P. Eddy
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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Incorporating Analogies and Worked Out Examples as Pedagogical Strategies in a Computer Science Tutoring System
Analogies and worked out examples are effective means of instruction in a wide variety of learning environments. However, the extent of their effectiveness in Computer Science (CS...
Rachel Harsley, Nick E. Green, Mehrdad Alizadeh, S...
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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BRIDGES: A System to Enable Creation of Engaging Data Structures Assignments with Real-World Data and Visualizations
Although undergraduate enrollment in Computer Science has remained strong and seen substantial increases in the past decade, retention of majors remains a significant concern, pa...
David Burlinson, Mihai Mehedint, Chris Grafer, Kal...
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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Hackathons as an Informal Learning Platform
Hackathons are fast-paced events where competitors work in teams to go from an idea to working software or hardware within a single day or a weekend and demonstrate their creation...
Arnab Nandi, Meris Mandernach
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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ParseIT: A Tool for Teaching Parsing Techniques
We describe ParseIT, a tool to help students understand the concept of parsing in an undergraduate Compiler Design course. Given a grammar, the tool generates multiple choice ques...
Amey Karkare, Nimisha Agrawal
SIGCSE
2016
ACM
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A (Updated) Review of Empiricism at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium
The computer science education (CSEd) research community consists of a large group of passionate CS educators who often contribute to other disciplines of CS research. There has b...
Ahmed Al-Zubidy, Jeffrey C. Carver, Sarah Heckman,...
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