Teachers as designers: Enabling teachers to specify dynamic web programming projects for students

Mary Beth Rosson, Elizabeth Thiry, Dejin Zhao, John Carroll

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Abstract

wConnect is a participatory action research project [1] building a developmental community for women in computer and information science (CIS). One activity hosted by wConnect is end-user web programming workshops for high school girls. Thus far we have relied on our lab's Java-based toolkit for these workshops, but this requires considerable advance work and subsequent maintenance by team members for each workshop, making the outreach process difficult to generalize and sustain. Currently we are using the Drupal CMS to create a web authoring tool that will support these workshops but also enable teachers to design and specify their own project concepts. Once a project is specified, learners can instantiate and complete them, adding data and other customizations according to personal preferences. We describe our work thus far on the authoring tool, design tradeoffs we are facing, and ongoing research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnd-User Development - Third International Symposium, IS-EUD 2011, Proceedings
Pages233-238
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2011
Event3rd International Symposium on End-User Development, IS-EUD 2011 - Torre Canne, Italy
Duration: Jun 7 2011Jun 10 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6654 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on End-User Development, IS-EUD 2011
CountryItaly
CityTorre Canne
Period6/7/116/10/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Rosson, M. B., Thiry, E., Zhao, D., & Carroll, J. (2011). Teachers as designers: Enabling teachers to specify dynamic web programming projects for students. In End-User Development - Third International Symposium, IS-EUD 2011, Proceedings (pp. 233-238). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6654 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21530-8_19