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Session T1A San Juan, PR July 23 28, 2006
 

Summary: Session T1A
San Juan, PR July 23 28, 2006
9th
International Conference on Engineering Education
T1A-1
Intra-Class Competitive Assignments in CS2:
A One-Year Study
Ryan Garlick and Robert Akl
Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Department of Computer Science and
Engineering, Denton, TX 76205 garlick@unt.edu, rakl@cse.unt.edu
Abstract The widespread goals of student retention,
introducing larger programming projects, and fostering
collaboration among students in computer science courses
has led to the inclusion of group projects in many
curricula, with task division and collaboration as
motivation for students to complete assignments. This
paper presents a study in a first-year programming
assignment with similar goals, but with methods adopting
the contrarian view having students directly compete
with one another in a tournament of their respective

  

Source: Akl, Robert - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
Garlick, Ryan - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences