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Just-in-Time Teaching: Computer Science Meets Physics

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Innovations in Computing Education

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Computing & Information Technology

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25.868.1 - 25.868.13



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Alex Pantaleev State University of New York, Oswego

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Alex Pantaleev received a B.A. degree in computer science from the American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, in 2003, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 2007 and 2008, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the State University of New York, Oswego.

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Adrian Ieta State University of New York, Oswego

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Adrian Ieta received a B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania, in 1984, a B.E.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Timisoara, in 1992, and a M.E.Sc. degree and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of the Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He was with the Applied Electrostatics Research Centre and the Digital Electronics Research Group, the University of Western Ontario, where he worked on industrial projects and taught. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, State University of New York at Oswego. Ieta is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

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Carolina C. Ilie State University of New York, Oswego

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Just-in-Time Teaching: Computer Science Meets PhysicsJust-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a promising educational methodology that has been shown to work for awide variety of university courses and audiences, yet it has not been widely adopted in ComputerScience. We describe an experiment that compares the use of JiTT in a high-level Computer Sciencecourse with its parallel use in two introductory Physics courses. JiTT was originally developed for use inintroductory Physics courses, hence our use of such courses as the baseline for our comparison. Ourpurposes are threefold: to raise awareness about JiTT in the CS Education community; to recommendusing the approach in high-level CS courses; and to provide evidence for the success of JiTT in thisdomain. We examine student perceptions of this new approach across the three courses we used forthe experiment by presenting a uniform end-of-semester survey to all students involved. Wedemonstrate positive CS student perceptions of the methodology and similar JiTT-related studentresponses in the three courses.

Pantaleev, A., & Ieta, A., & Ilie, C. C. (2012, June), Just-in-Time Teaching: Computer Science Meets Physics Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21625

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