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Author Stalvey, RoxAnn ♦ Pothering, George ♦ McCauley, Renée ♦ Pharr, Walter ♦ Starr, Christopher
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Cs1 ♦ Instructional design ♦ Closed-laboratories ♦ Computer science education research
Abstract This paper presents results from a four-semester classroom experiment to assess whether the introductory programming lecture and closed-laboratory courses would be more effective if they were taught by the same or different instructors. Using a common final exam and lab practical as dependent variables, we determined there is no statistically significant effect on learning outcomes by having the same instructor for lecture and lab. Results of a qualitative survey, however, showed a statistically significant difference in student satisfaction for the same-instructor group over the different-instructor group.
Description Affiliation: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (McCauley, Renée; Starr, Christopher; Pharr, Walter; Stalvey, RoxAnn; Pothering, George)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 2
Page Count 7
Starting Page 54
Ending Page 60


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Source: ACM Digital Library