Enhancing Programming Lectures Using Interactive Web-Based Lecture Slides.

Albinson, P., 2016. Enhancing Programming Lectures Using Interactive Web-Based Lecture Slides. In: 27th Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group - PPIG 2016, 7-10 September 2016, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

Programming is often seen as a difficult subject to teach and keep students engaged and motivated about. Also programming results are frequently found to be lower than for other subjects (Jenkins 2002; Robins et al. 2003; Bennedsen and Caspersen 2007). Therefore, the challenge is to find a way of improving programming education to address these problems. This paper considers the use of innovative pedagogy approaches to do this due to their ability to enhance learning experiences. An innovative pedagogy case study is presented that was designed to test whether interactive web-based lecture slides can enhance programming lectures to make them more engaging and enjoyable and make programming easier to understand. The lecture was an introduction to the jQuery JavaScript library/framework for first year undergraduates. Results were overall positive and show value for approaches like this and that they can enhance lectures to make them more engaging and enjoyable and can be used to make programming easier to understand.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Web Technologies; Interactive Web-Based Lecture Slides; Innovative Pedagogy; Programming; Tackling High Failure Rates; Technology Enhanced Learning; TEL; Reveal.js
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24735
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:21 Sep 2016 14:39
Last Modified:23 Sep 2016 13:25

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