On the Efficacy of Prerecorded Lectures for Teaching Introductory Programming
Smith, Glenn & Fidge, Colin (2008) On the Efficacy of Prerecorded Lectures for Teaching Introductory Programming. In 10th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2008), January 2008, Wollongong, NSW, Australia. (In Press)
Teaching introductory programming is a notoriously challenging problem in any information technology or computer science course. Failure and dropout rates are usually high, and many students seem unable to grasp the notion of solving problems algorithmically. Given contemporary students' fondness for multimedia styles of presentation, we conducted an experiment on the effectiveness of providing prerecorded mini-lectures in a first-year programming subject. Although we found only a weak quantitative correlation between students' use of the prerecorded material and their final grades, anecdotal feedback on the experiment was overwhelmingly positive, suggesting that students' perceptions of the subject were improved.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||First, year programming, Multimedia lectures, On, line teaching materials|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Australian Computer Society|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:43|
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