Attitudinal Trajectories in an Online CS1 Class: Demographic and Performance Trends

Joyner, D. A., Bernstein, L., Dittamo, M., Engelman, B., Naran, A., Ott, A., Suh, J. & Thien, A. (2020). Attitudinal Trajectories in an Online CS1 Class: Demographic and Performance Trends. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education.

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Enrollment Motivations in an Online Graduate CS Program: Trends & Gender- and Age-Based Differences

Duncan, A., Eicher, B. & Joyner, D. A. (2020). Enrollment Motivations in an Online Graduate CS Program: Trends & Gender- and Age-Based Differences. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Portland, Oregon, USA. ACM Press.

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Paper accepted to ITICSE 2020

The paper “Attitudinal Trajectories in an Online CS1 Class: Demographic and Performance Trends” has been accepted to the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. The paper is co-authored by several of my teaching assistants from CS1301: Lily Bernstein, Maria-Isabelle Dittamo, Ben Engelman, Alysha Naran, Amber Ott, Jasmine Suh, and Abby Thien.

In the paper, we explore the different determinants of how students’ attitudes towards CS shift as they take their first CS class. We also experiment with an intervention to improve attitudes especially among women and underrepresented minority students.

Full information about the paper can be found at its dedicated page.

Alex Duncan presents two papers at HICE

At the 2020 Hawaii International Conference on Education this week, Alex Duncan presented two papers that we co-authored together:

Full abstracts and papers for these submissions are available at their dedicated pages linked above.

Advising of the Students, by the Students, for the Students: The Case of a Student-Owned Peer Advising Community

Duncan, A. & Joyner, D. A. (2020). Advising of the Students, by the Students, for the Students: The Case of a Student-Owned Peer Advising Community. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

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OMSCS and CS1301 win Reimagine Education Awards

At the 2019 Reimagine Education awards, dubbed the “Oscars” of education, the Georgia Tech OMSCS program took first place in the category
Best Distributed/Online Program for Nurturing 21st-Century Skills.

Additionally, my online version of CS1301 took the Bronze Award in the Engineering & IT Discipline category.

Congratulations to all involved! For more information, check out this article from the Georgia Tech News Center.

Full paper accepted to 2020 SIGCSE conference

Alex Duncan, Bobbie Eicher, and I have had a paper accepted to the 2020 SIGCSE conference.

The paper, titled “Enrollment Motivations in an Online Graduate CS Program: Trends & Gender- and Age-Based Differences”, looks at students’ self-reported motivations for why they are enrolling in the OMSCS program and finds trends related to students’ genders and ages.

The paper will be presented at the conference in Portland, Oregon from March 11 to March 14. For more information, see its dedicated page.