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This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 22 Mar 2024 11:35 - 12:00 at Meeting Rooms D137-138 - Tools

In computing classrooms, building an open-ended programming project engages students in the process of designing and implementing an idea of their own choice. An explicit planning process has been shown to help students build more complex and ambitious open-ended projects. However, novices encounter difficulties in exploring and expressing ideas during planning. We present Idea Builder, a storyboarding-based planning system to help novices visually express their ideas. Idea Builder includes three features: 1) it uses storyboards to help students express a variety of ideas that map easily to programming code, 2) provides animated example mechanics with example actors to help students explore the space of possible ideas supported by the programming environments. 3) It provides synthesized starter code to help students easily transition from planning to programming. Through two studies with high school coding workshops, we found that students self-reported as feeling creative and feeling easy to communicate ideas; having access to animated example mechanics of an actor help students to build those actors in their plans and projects; and that most students perceived the synthesized starter code from Idea Builder as helpful and time-saving.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 22 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
10:45
25m
Talk
Need a Programming Exercise Generated in Your Native Language? ChatGPT’s Got Your Back: Automatic Generation of Non-English Programming Exercises Using OpenAI GPT-3.5
Papers
Mollie Jordan North Carolina State University, Kevin Ly University of California, San Diego, Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj University of California, San Diego
11:10
25m
Talk
GitKit: Learning Free and Open Source Collaboration in Context
Papers
Grant Braught Dickinson College, Stoney Jackson Western New England University, Cam Macdonell MacEwan University, Lori Postner Nassau Community College, Wesley Shumar Drexel University, Karl Wurst Worcester State University
11:35
25m
Talk
Idea Builder: Motivating Idea Generation and Planning through Storyboarding
Papers
Wengran Wang North Carolina State University, Ally Limke North Carolina State University, Mahesh Bobbadi North Carolina State University, Amy Isvik North Carolina State University, Veronica Catete North Carolina State University, Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University, Thomas Price North Carolina State University