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A Problem Based Approach to Teaching Programming


Pullan, W and Drew, S and Tucker, S, A Problem Based Approach to Teaching Programming, Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering FECS'13, 22-25 July 2013, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1-6. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Java Programming Laboratory (JPL) is a cloud based learning environment used for teaching object-oriented programming at Griffith University, Australia. JPL incorporates a number of features found in other successful programming learning environments and builds upon them with a range of innovative features. JPL provides a database that tracks individual studentsí successes and progression through scaffolded programming exercises and assessment items and gives students immediate feedback on their use of programming language syntax and correctness of problem solutions. A data querying and visualisation facility allows analysis of the database to provide real-time performance indicators from the overall course / problem level down to the individual student / specific problem level. Programming instructors and curriculum designers will find that this facility allows a responsive approach to student engagement, assistance and progression; as well as course problem tuning in a just-in-time manner.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:object-oriented programming, problem-based learning, real-time progress tracking, scaffolded development
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication technology and digital media studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Drew, S (Dr Steve Drew)
ID Code:112036
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-10-21
Last Modified:2017-11-19

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