New approach to teaching an introductory computer science course

Asad Azemi, Nannette D'Imperio

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Abstract

In this work, we report our results based on an innovative approach that we started three years ago for delivering an introductory computer science course. The teaching approach consisted of team teaching, hybrid delivery, recorded lecture retrieval capability, readiness assessment activities, post assessment activities, objective assessment of student progress, and cooperative learning through team work. The new aspects of this approach were team teaching, objective assessment to provide additional feedback to students, and the combination of the aforementioned tools. Details of this work, including its advantages, disadvantages, student feedback, and lessons learned, are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Azemi, A., & D'Imperio, N. (2011). New approach to teaching an introductory computer science course. In 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 [6142988] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142988