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Analyzing Student Coding Practices using Fine-grained Edits

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Software and Programming

Tagged Division

Computers in Education

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

26.217.1 - 26.217.10

DOI

10.18260/p.23556

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https://peer.asee.org/23556

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38

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Clinton Andrew Staley California Polytechnic State University

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Dr Staley is a professor of Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. His research interest is in building novel tools for instruction, particularly of Computer Science.

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Corey Ford California Polytechnic State University

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Corey Ford is pursuing a blended B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His research interests include distributed systems and social software. He is a Junior Software Engineer at Software Inventions.

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Abstract

Analyzing Student Coding Practices using Fine-grained Edits Clinton A Staley, Cal Poly State UniversityAbstractImportant information regarding the learning experience ofintroductory Computer Science students can be obtained by analyzingtheir coding activity at a fine-grained level, using an online IDE thatrecords student code editing, compiling, and testing activities down tothe individual keystroke.In this paper, we report results from analyses of student codingpatterns using such an online IDE. In particular, we gather data froma group of students performing an assigned programming lab, usingthe online IDE indicated to gather statistics. We report the correlationbetween student success as measured by project grade, and severalfactors, including active working time on the project, number ofseparate working sessions, and use of incremental development asevidenced by frequency of compilations and test runs during theediting process.

Staley, C. A., & Ford, C. (2015, June), Analyzing Student Coding Practices using Fine-grained Edits Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23556

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