Beth Simon
University of California, San Diego
Software engineeringMathematics educationGrounded theoryPsychologyEducational technologySet (psychology)DebuggingPair programmingPedagogyClass (computer programming)Active learningPresentationPeer instructionContext (language use)Task (project management)Tablet pcComputer scienceProcess (engineering)CurriculumMultimediaSoftware developmentKnowledge managementTeaching method
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Mar 3, 2021 in SIGCSE (Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education)
#1Michelle Friend (UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)H-Index: 4
#2Anne Leftwich (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 1
Last. Briana B. Morrison (UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)H-Index: 15
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In order to fully prepare high-quality teachers to deliver on the promise of CS for All, teacher preparation programs must ensure teacher candidates have mastered both content and the pedagogy to teach that content well. University CS departments are well-positioned to teach the content, but "methods courses" are an important source of pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge for future computer science teachers. This panel will describe a variety of approaches: Colleges of Education or CS ...
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#1Adrian Salguero (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
#2Julian McAuley (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 45
Last. Leo Porter (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 22
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Over a decade ago, the CS1 course for students without prior programming experience at a large research-intensive university was redesigned to incorporate three best practices in teaching programming: Media Computation, Pair Programming, and Peer Instruction. The purpose of this revision was to improve the quality of the course, appeal to a larger student body, and improve retention in the major. An initial analysis of the course indicated an increase in pass rates and 1-yr retention of students...
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Feb 26, 2020 in SIGCSE (Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education)
#1Colleen M. Lewis (HMC: Harvey Mudd College)H-Index: 15
#2Tim Bell (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 50
Last. Aman Yadav (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 23
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The 32 chapters of the 2019 Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research synthesize the existing research in computing education and propose new directions for future research. An author from each chapter will summarize their chapter with auto-advancing slides. Attendees will be introduced to the breadth of content in the new handbook and can identify chapters of interest. This fits uniquely as a special session, and will likely be informative, inspiring, and overwhelming.
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Feb 26, 2020 in SIGCSE (Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education)
#1Sophia Krause-Levy (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
#2Leo Porter (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 22
Last. Christine Alvarado (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 20
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Given the long-standing concern about students failing introductory programming courses, there is a need for interventions that may aid those students. In this work, we examine the potential benefit of three interventions based on prior computing education research (CER) or STEM education research literature: mindset interventions, the use of "Thinkathons" as an alternative to programming labs, and metacognitive interventions to encourage more productive study habits. We conducted an in-class st...
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#1Beth SimonH-Index: 39
Last. Clif KussmaulH-Index: 4
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#1Leo PorterH-Index: 22
#2Beth SimonH-Index: 39
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#1Leo Porter (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 22
#2Cynthia Lee (Stanford University)H-Index: 57
Last. Mark Guzdial (Georgia Institute of Technology)H-Index: 59
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Mar 8, 2017 in SIGCSE (Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education)
#1Briana B. Morrison (UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)H-Index: 15
#2Mark Guzdial (Georgia Institute of Technology)H-Index: 59
Last. Beth Simon (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 39
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In this workshop participants will receive an overview of teaching practices in computer science that research indicates are effective. While the field of computer science education is young, it has uncovered several teaching practices that can be adopted by instructors that can improve both the retention and performance of students. These evidence based teaching practices include active learning techniques such as peer instruction and prior-knowledge activities, pair programming, and use of sub...
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#1Leo Porter (UC: University of California)H-Index: 22
#2Dennis Bouvier (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 12
Last. Beth Simon (UC: University of California)H-Index: 39
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Peer Instruction (PI) is a student-centric pedagogy in which students move from the role of passive listeners to active participants in the classroom. Over the past five years, there have been a number of research articles regarding the value of PI in computer science. The present work adds to this body of knowledge by examining outcomes from seven introductory programming instructors: three novices to PI and four with a range of PI experience. Through common measurements of student perceptions,...
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#1Steve CooperH-Index: 7
#2Jeff ForbesH-Index: 1
Last. Beth SimonH-Index: 39
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Interest in computer science is growing. As a result, computer science (CS) and related departments are experiencing an explosive increase in undergraduate enrollments and unprecedented demand from other disciplines for learning computing. According to the 2014 CRA Taulbee Survey, the number of undergraduates declaring a computing major at Ph.D. granting departments in the US has increased 60% from 2011-2014 and the number of degrees granted has increased by 34% from 2008-2013. However, this gro...
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