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Paired Programming for Non-Computing Students.

Paired Programming for Non-Computing Students.
Paired Programming for Non-Computing Students.
In this paper, we describe a method used to teach non-computer science students how to program. We examine why students may not be engaging with the material and present an alternative method for conducting laboratory sessions. We allow students to self select their perceived level of expertise and use paired programming techniques. This has proved to be effective on several levels, engaging students and reducing demonstrator loading.
self selection, eXtreme, paired programming, agile development
Wills, GB
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Davis, HC
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Cooke, EC
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Wills, GB
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Davis, HC
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Cooke, EC
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Wills, GB, Davis, HC and Cooke, EC (2004) Paired Programming for Non-Computing Students. At LTSN-ICS Fifth Annual Conference, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a method used to teach non-computer science students how to program. We examine why students may not be engaging with the material and present an alternative method for conducting laboratory sessions. We allow students to self select their perceived level of expertise and use paired programming techniques. This has proved to be effective on several levels, engaging students and reducing demonstrator loading.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 2004
Venue - Dates: LTSN-ICS Fifth Annual Conference, United Kingdom, 2004-08-01
Keywords: self selection, eXtreme, paired programming, agile development
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 259658
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259658
PURE UUID: b513b2da-0d01-46ce-885c-5be323c4943d
ORCID for GB Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088
ORCID for HC Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:20

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