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ENHANCING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PAIR PROGRAMMING

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Coleman, SA and Nichols, Eric (2010) ENHANCING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PAIR PROGRAMMING. In: Higher Education Academy ICS Annual, Durham. Higher Education Academy. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Pair programming is an approach often used in industry to increase productivity and reduce programmingerror. Although it typically takes longer to program when working in pairs the resulting product is often ofbetter quality than that obtained when working alone. This paper extends this concept to pair programming inthe classroom by introducing it into a first year, second semester programming module to encourage andincrease student attendance and therefore enhance student engagement. This paper presents themethodology used and initial results obtained which indicate that attendance at practicals has increase in

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:15445
Deposited By:Dr Sonya Coleman
Deposited On:25 Aug 2011 15:06
Last Modified:25 Aug 2011 15:06

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