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Thu 21 Mar 2024 15:45 - 16:10 at Meeting Room E145 - Pedagogy - Flexible Modalities Chair(s): Jesse Ha

With the increasing interest and enrollment in programming courses, educators must discover innovative and inclusive teaching methods to effectively cater to diverse learner needs and varying levels of prior knowledge. Introductory programming courses (CS1) can prove arduous for novices and insufficiently stimulating for those with experience, creating an educational dilemma. Striking a balance between students’ expectations and engagement becomes challenging for educators, especially given the expanding pre-higher education CS exposure.

To tackle this challenge, offering optional extra practice opportunities could aid students in mastering concepts, particularly those benefitting from rigorous practice. However, personal motivation and other factors may hinder their engagement, undermining potential benefits. To enhance engagement, providing a minor amount of extra credit as an extrinsic incentive might be effective.

In this context, students’ engagement with extra credit quizzes (ECQs) is influenced by various factors, with self-regulation and time management playing a pivotal role. This study delves into the correlation between students’ weekly ECQ submission time and their total quiz interactions. Specifically, it examines whether the timing of weekly ECQ submissions varies based on the number of quizzes engaged. The analysis also explores group discrepancies in submission times, considering factors like gender and prior programming experience (PPE) relative to ECQ engagement. Ultimately, these insights could reshape educational approaches to better address student needs.

Thu 21 Mar

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15:45 - 17:00
Pedagogy - Flexible ModalitiesPapers at Meeting Room E145
Chair(s): Jesse Ha Montclair State University
15:45
25m
Talk
Do Behavioral Factors Influence the Extent to which Students Engage with Formative Practice Opportunities?
Papers
Ashish Aggarwal University of Florida, Manas Adepu University of Florida, Alex Garcia-Marin University of Florida, Christina Gardner-McCune Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
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16:10
25m
Talk
EIT: Earnest Insight Toolkit for Evaluating Students’ Earnestness in Interactive Lecture Participation Exercises
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Mihran Miroyan UC Berkeley, Shiny Weng UC Berkeley, Rahul Shah UC Berkeley, Lisa Yan University of California, Berkeley, Narges Norouzi University of California, Berkeley
DOI
16:35
25m
Talk
Traditional vs. Flexible Modalities in a Data Structures Class
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Shanon Reckinger University of Illinois at Chicago, Joe Hummel Northwestern University, Sarah Heckman North Carolina State University
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