Analyzing relationships between closed labs and course activities in CS1

Leen Kiat Soh, Ashok Samal, Suzette Person, Gwen Nugent, Jeff Lang

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Abstract

Closed laboratories are becoming an increasingly popular approach to teaching introductory computer science courses. However, as observed in [1], "Considering the prevalence of closed labs and the fact that they have been in place in CS curricula for more than a decade, there is little published evidence assessing their effectiveness." In this paper, we report on how students' performance in closed laboratories relates to their performances on a placement exam, homework assignments, course exams, and how it relates to their self-reported attitudes towards our CS1 course. This analysis provides insights to help us improve the design of our laboratories as well as other components of CS1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITiCSE 2005
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Pages183-187
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventITiCSE 2005: 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Monte de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: Jun 27 2005Jun 29 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Conference

ConferenceITiCSE 2005: 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
CountryPortugal
CityMonte de Caparica
Period6/27/056/29/05

Keywords

  • Closed Laboratories
  • Instructional Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Soh, L. K., Samal, A., Person, S., Nugent, G., & Lang, J. (2005). Analyzing relationships between closed labs and course activities in CS1. In ITiCSE 2005: Proceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 183-187). (Proceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/1067445.1067497