Refactoring a CS0 course for engineering students to use active learning

Refactoring a CS0 course for engineering students to use active learning PurposeThe purpose of this paper was to determine whether applying e-learning material to a course leads to consistently improved student performance.Design/methodology/approachThis paper analyzes grade data from seven instances of the course. The first three instances were performed traditionally. After an intervention, in the form of applying e-learning methodologies, more data were collected from four course instances. These data are then analyzed and compared.FindingsThe main finding of this paper is that the application of e-learning improved the overall grades and decreased the fail rates of students who took this course.Originality/valueThis paper demonstrates the efficacy of applying e-learning methods to an undergraduate course. This paper is of special interest to educators, who wish to improve and enhance their teaching. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interactive Technology and Smart Education Emerald Publishing

Refactoring a CS0 course for engineering students to use active learning

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1741-5659
D.O.I.
10.1108/ITSE-01-2017-0010
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper was to determine whether applying e-learning material to a course leads to consistently improved student performance.Design/methodology/approachThis paper analyzes grade data from seven instances of the course. The first three instances were performed traditionally. After an intervention, in the form of applying e-learning methodologies, more data were collected from four course instances. These data are then analyzed and compared.FindingsThe main finding of this paper is that the application of e-learning improved the overall grades and decreased the fail rates of students who took this course.Originality/valueThis paper demonstrates the efficacy of applying e-learning methods to an undergraduate course. This paper is of special interest to educators, who wish to improve and enhance their teaching.

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Interactive Technology and Smart EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 18, 2017

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