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Thu 21 Mar 2024 10:45 - 11:10 at Meeting Room E146 - Large CS1 Classes Chair(s): Albert Chan

This paper presents results of an in-depth survey of nearly 100 introductory programming (CS1) instructors in 17 countries spanning six continents. Although CS1 has been well studied, relatively few broadly-scoped studies have gauged its state at scale. A handful of studies and surveys have been conducted in the past two decades, but not on a global scale. In addition, CS1 is a notoriously fickle and relatively fast-changing course, and many might find it beneficial to know what other instructors are doing across the globe. Expanding upon several surveys conducted in Australasia, the UK, and Ireland, this survey facilitates a direct comparison of global trends. The survey goes beyond environmental factors such as languages used and examines why CS1 instructors teach the way they do. In total the survey spans 84 institutions and 91 courses in which a total of 40,362 students are enrolled.

Thu 21 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Large CS1 ClassesPapers at Meeting Room E146
Chair(s): Albert Chan Fayetteville State University
10:45
25m
Talk
A Global Survey of Introductory Programming CoursesOnlineGlobalIn-Person
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Raina Mason Southern Cross University, Simon , Brett Becker University College Dublin, Tom Crick Swansea University, James H. Davenport University of Bath
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11:10
25m
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How We Manage an Army of Teaching Assistants: Experience Report on Scaling a CS1 CourseOnlineGlobalIn-Person
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Ildar Akhmetov Northeastern University, Sadaf Ahmed University of Alberta, Kezziah Ayuno University of Alberta
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11:35
25m
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Mining jewels together: debating about programming threshold concepts in large classesOnlineGlobalIn-Person
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Manuel Selva Université Grenoble Alpes, Francois Broquedis Grenoble INP
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