The Interplay of Factors Affecting Learning of Introductory Programming: A Comparative Study of an Australian and an Indian University

Ritu Sharma, Dr. Haifeng Shen

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Abstract

Teaching introductory programming is a challenging task in tertiary education and various factors are believed to have influence on students' learning of programming. However, these factors were largely studied independently in a chosen context. This paper aims to investigate whether interrelationships exist among the factors and whether the interrelationships are context-dependent. In this empirical study, two universities were chosen from two continents, which represent different cultures, teaching methodologies, assessment criteria and languages used to teach programming in west and east worlds respectively. The results reveal that some interrelationships are common across the two different contexts, while others appear context-dependent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 13th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE)
Place of PublicationColombo
Pages1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE): 13th - , Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 Aug 201813 Aug 2018

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE)
CountrySri Lanka
Period11/08/1813/08/18

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