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This program is tentative and subject to change.

Sat 23 Mar 2024 13:45 - 14:10 at Meeting Rooms C120-122 - CS1 - Engagement and Retention

Over the past decades, computer science education (CSEd) research has studied the multitude of factors that may impact student success in introductory programming courses (CS0/CS1). The lack of foundational structure behind how these factors interrelate or impact each other has made it difficult to gain a thorough understanding of this area of CSEd literature. Gaining a deeper understanding and applying structure to these factors this community has studied will allow CSEd to adopt better teaching practices, study habits, learning environments, course materials, etc. and to better understand the student experience in this course to better foster success among a broader population of students. Our study focused on using search criteria for factors that predicted student success in CS0/CS1, which yielded 311 research articles. We then mapped this body of work under the Biggs’ 3P (Presage, Process, Product) educational model which provides a comprehensive framework for how students engage with learning opportunities. We discovered that although many studies focused on the Presage and Product phases of the model, fewer studies mapped to the Process phase, which describes the students’ active learning processes. Our study shows there is a potential gap in the literature and future studies should focus more specifically on how students choose to engage with learning opportunities and what factors may be hindering that engagement throughout a learning period.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Sat 23 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
CS1 - Engagement and RetentionPapers at Meeting Rooms C120-122
13:45
25m
Talk
Applying CS0/CS1 Student Success Factors and Outcomes to Biggs’ 3P Educational ModelCC
Papers
Adrian Salguero University of California, San Diego, Ismael Villegas Molina University of California, San Diego, Lauren Margulieux Georgia State University, Quintin Cutts University of Glasgow, UK, Leo Porter University of California San Diego
14:10
25m
Talk
Examining Intention to Major in Computer Science: Perceived Potential and ChallengesCC
Papers
Naaz Sibia University of Toronto Mississauga, Giang Bui University of Toronto Mississauga, Bingcheng Wang University of Toronto, Yinyue Tan University of Toronto, Angela Zavaleta Bernuy University of Toronto, Christina Bauer University of Vienna, Joseph Jay Williams University of Toronto, Michael Liut University of Toronto Mississauga, Andrew Petersen University of Toronto
14:35
25m
Talk
The First Five Years of a Dual Track Programming Series: A Retrospective AnalysisCC
Papers
Christopher Nitta University of California, Davis, Kurt Eiselt University of California, Davis