Investigating Differences in Wiki-based collaborative activities between student engagement profiles in CS1

Adam Eck, Leen Kiat Soh, Duane F. Shell

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Abstract

Introductory computer science courses are being increasingly taught using technology-mediated instruction and e-learning envi-ronments. The software and technology in such courses could benefit from the use of student models to inform and guide cus-tomized support tailored to the needs of individual students. In this paper, we investigate how student motivated engagement profiles developed in educational research can be used as such models to predict student behaviors. These models are advanta-geous over those learned directly from observing individual stu-dents, as they rely on different data that can be available a priori before students use the technology. Using tracked behaviors of 249 students from 7 CS1 courses over the span of 3 semesters, we discover that students with different engagement profiles indeed behave differently in an online, wiki-based CSCL system while performing collaborative creative thinking exercises, and the dif-ferences between students are primarily as expected based on the differences in the profiles. Thus, such profiles could be useful as student models for providing customized support in e-learning environments in CS1 courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2016 - Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages36-41
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338561
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2016
Event47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education, SIGCSE 2016 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Mar 2 2016Mar 5 2016

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2016 - Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education

Other

Other47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education, SIGCSE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period3/2/163/5/16

Keywords

  • CS1
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computer Supported
  • Creative Thinking
  • Student Modeling
  • Wiki

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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    Eck, A., Soh, L. K., & Shell, D. F. (2016). Investigating Differences in Wiki-based collaborative activities between student engagement profiles in CS1. In SIGCSE 2016 - Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (pp. 36-41). (SIGCSE 2016 - Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2839509.2844615