Learning object oriented programming: Unique visualizations of individuals’ learning styles and activities and the programs produced.

Burrell, Chris (2008) Learning object oriented programming: Unique visualizations of individuals’ learning styles and activities and the programs produced. In: Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. Association for Computing Machinery , New York, p. 339. ISBN 978-1-60558-078-4

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Constructing new knowledge when learning to program is acknowledged as a difficult process. This poster displays visual models constructed from pre-course questionnaires and the activities and programs produced by novices when taking the first steps in programming. Case study and experimental methods were used to develop these individualized, "student learning models" in an attempt to identify and understand individual differences. A micro-world environment was developed to capture data associated with writing and running programs. Visualizations derived display the resulting learner models which can assist in understanding the developing knowledge state of individuals with the potential of providing a contribution to tutorial support.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 30 June - 2 July, 2008, in Madrid, Spain
Keywords that describe the item:Categories and Subject Descriptors K.3.2 [Computers and Education]: Computer and Information Science Education – Computer science education. General Terms: Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Experimentation, Human Factors, Languages. Keywords Computing education, data visualization, learner model, programming, novice, micro-world.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > School of Information Technology
ID Code:353
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Deposited On:24 Aug 2009 01:40
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