From Clusters to Content: Using Code Clustering for Course Improvement

Joyner, D. A., Arrison, R., Ruksana, M., Salguero, E., Wang, Z., Wellington, B., & Yin, K. (2019). From Clusters to Content: Using Code Clustering for Course Improvement. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. ACM Press.

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Collaboration versus Cheating: Reducing Code Plagiarism in an Online MS Computer Science Program

Mason, T., Gavrilovska, A., & Joyner, D. A. (2019). Collaboration versus Cheating: Reducing Code Plagiarism in an Online MS Computer Science Program. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. ACM Press.

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Two full papers accepted to ACM CompEd 2019

Today, we were notified that we had two papers accepted to the ACM’s new computer education conference CompEd for 2019, located in Chengdu, China. The two papers are:

  • “Five Years of Graduate CS Education Online and at Scale”, by myself, Charles Isbell, Thad Starner, and Ashok Goel. The paper looks at the OMSCS program, with a special focus on how the computer science subject matter uniquely intersects with the program’s scale.
  • “Replicating and Unraveling Performance and Behavioral Differences between an Online and a Traditional CS Course”, by myself and Melinda McDaniel. The paper looks at Georgia Tech’s CS1301 and compares students’ performance, attitudes, and motivations between online and in-person versions.

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Four talks accepted to OLC Innovate 2019

We have had four talks accepted to OLC Innovate 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The talks are:

  • “Comparing Online and In-Person: Guidelines for Creating Better Outcomes Online”, by myself and Melinda McDaniel.
  • “Clustering Code Submissions for Scalable and Social Feedback”, by myself and Keren Shamir
  • “MOOCs for Academic Credit”, by me
  • “A 7-Principle Model for Designing and Developing Instructional Video”, by Chaohua Ou and myself

The abstracts for the talks are available after the jump.

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Two full papers accepted to SIGCSE 2019

We’ve had two submissions accepted to SIGCSE 2019! The papers are:

  • “From Clusters to Content: Using Code Clustering for Course Improvement”, by myself, Ryan Arrison, Mehnaz Ruksana, Evi Salguero, Zida Wang, Ben Wellington, and Kevin Yin. This paper looks at using code clustering (automated grouping of students’ code submissions) to inform curricular revisions.
  • “Collaboration versus Cheating: Reducing Code Plagiarism in an Online MS Computer Science Program”, by Tony Mason, Ada Gavrilovska, and myself. This paper looks at detecting and deterring cheating in programming assignments.

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The CHI of Teaching Online: Blurring the Lines Between User Interfaces and Learning Interfaces

Joyner, D. A. (2018). The CHI of Teaching Online: Blurring the Lines Between User Interfaces and Learning Interfaces. In Kapros, E. & Koutsombogera, M. (Eds.) Designing for the User Experience in Learning Systems. New York: Springer.

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NSF EAGER Grant received to research behavioral and physiological feedback online

Lauren Wilcox (PI), Betsy DiSalvo (Co-PI), Thomas Ploetz (Co-PI), and I (Co-PI) have received an NSF EAGER grant to research using behavioral and physiological feedback to tailor online course experiences to the individual’s needs. The grant, titled “Leveraging Behavioral and Physiological Feedback in the Design of Affect-Sensitive Distance Learning”, will run for two years for $300,000.