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Experiences of Using a Collaborative Programming Editor in a First-Year Programming Course

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Conference

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curriculum & Student Enrollment II

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

24.573.1 - 24.573.7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--20464

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https://peer.asee.org/20464

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196

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Troy Harding Kansas State University Salina

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Computer Systems Technology
Engineering Technology Department
Kansas State University Salina

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Abstract

Experiences of Using a Collaborative Programming Editor in a First-Year Programming CourseABSTRACTRecent research has demonstrated that collaborative learning can be an effective method forengaging millennial students. This paper highlights experiences of using a collaborative editor tofacilitate learning in a first-year programming course. The paper will describe how thecollaborative editor was customized for the class and how it was utilized by the teacher and thestudents. The Web-based editor allowed students to see and edit the same program file and thenexecute the program individually without leaving the web browser. The editor became aneffective classroom tool in the flipped learning model utilized in this course. Qualitative datawere collected through the use of observations and surveys. The author discusses what waslearned about the impact on students’ attitudes, learning and quality of work for this class.Challenges are also described, as well as recommendations for enhancements.

Harding, T. (2014, June), Experiences of Using a Collaborative Programming Editor in a First-Year Programming Course Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20464

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