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ACM Transactions on Computing Education

June 2013 Volume 13, Number 2

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Number of articles: 3

  1. Teaching Programming by Emphasizing Self-Direction: How Did Students React to the Active Role Required of Them?

    Ville Isomottonen & Ville Tirronen

    Lecturing is known to be a controversial form of teaching. With massed classrooms, in particular, it tends to constrain the active participation of students. One of the remedies applied to... More

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  2. Designing I*CATch: A Multipurpose, Education-Friendly Construction Kit for Physical and Wearable Computing

    Grace Ngai, Stephen C. F. Chan, Hong Va Leong & Vincent T. Y. Ng

    This article presents the design and development of i*CATch, a construction kit for physical and wearable computing that was designed to be scalable, plug-and-play, and to provide support for... More

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  3. Notional Machines and Introductory Programming Education

    Juha Sorva

    This article brings together, summarizes, and comments on several threads of research that have contributed to our understanding of the challenges that novice programmers face when learning about... More

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