Questions, annotations, and institutions: observations from a study of novice programmers
2004 (English)In: Kolin Kolistelut: Koli Calling 2004 - Proceedings of the Fourth Finnish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Science Education / [ed] Ari Korhonen and Lauri Malmi, Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Laboratory of Information Processing Science, FINLAND , 2004, Vol. TKO-A42/04, 11-19 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper examines results from a multiple-choice test given to novice programmers at twelve institutions, with specific focus on annotations made by students on their tests. We found that the question type affected both student performance and student annotations. Classifying student answers by question type, annotation type (tracing, elimination, other, or none), and institution, we found that tracing was most effective for one type of question and elimination for the other, but overall, any annotation was better than none.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Laboratory of Information Processing Science, FINLAND , 2004. Vol. TKO-A42/04, 11-19 p.
Research subject Computer and Information Science; didactics of computer science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48161ISBN: 951–22–7438–8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-48161DiVA: diva2:446903
the Fourth Finnish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Science Education, October 1–3, 2004 in Koli, Finland