June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Computers in Education
26.217.1 - 26.217.10
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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